The jump from the 2015 sale price of $617,000 to the 2017 listing price of $2,400,000 is a strong hint that dramatic changes happened to a 1951 Contemporary. It got modern.
The two story house has 4,904 square feet, so expect big rooms. The views are to the west on a half-acre lot, so expect long walls of glass. Those elements may be some of the few things that didn’t change.
Kitchens are always a good place to look for upgrades, in this case about $20K in appliances. Except for the lighting, everything is rectilinear. Long straight lines are the theme in the glass tile back splash, the cabinet handles, and the lines in the drawer fronts.
Bathrooms are the other places that get upgrades, almost as if that’s the easiest way to finally clean out decades-old grout. A rainforest shower includes a corner window that brings in a view of the local forest, as if you were showering outside.
There are three bedrooms to go with the four bathrooms, though they aren’t as ornate, the views can be impressive. Watch sunsets from bed.
About those parties. The decks, patios, balconies are expansive. Some are shiny, apparently polished wood that must sparkle under twinkling lights, and maybe a bit of glare on sunny days. A built-in gas firepit acts as a conversation hub.
It is the 1,054 square foot bonus room that makes the greatest statement about entertaining. Rather than ornate formal spaces, sometimes you just need a large open space, big doors leading to a view deck, a bar, and what could be a nice dance floor. Crank the music, pop the corks, and dance!
- 899 NW Elford Dr [Zillow]