One measure of a contemporary house is whether it still looks contemporary decades later. This 2,540 square foot two story house designed by Stuart Silk looks modern and new, even though it was built in 1986.
Start with the living room to see simple design elements that work thirty years after they were installed: vaulted ceilings crossed by exposed beams ending at a wall of windows and a balcony that provides views of the neighborhood and the far horizon.
Turn around and see a gas fireplace that acts as a room divider and anchor for the space, while also providing an excellent opportunity to display large works of art.
The kitchen’s clean lines continue to work well, and nicely frame the stainless steel appliances and the black slab counters.
As is appropriate, the glass shower and modern bath in one of the three bathrooms are also doing a nice job of being timeless, or at least cruising along through this era nicely, too.
Houses are meant to be lived in, and this one has room for three bedrooms. No need for modernization there, unless you’d like to replace the baseboard heat with more of the forced air the listing mentions.
One very modern element is the lot size, 3,200 square feet. That does provide a small backyard that is fenced and landscaped. Work it well and you can grow a lot on a tiny lot.
Wrap it all up into one package, place it in a Madison Valley neighborhood with a Walk Score of 85 and then decide if you want to negotiate with the $915,000 price tag. That’s something that has certainly changed since 1986.
325 25th Ave E [Estately]