In a neighborhood of wood-sided houses, stucco stands out, as with this $1,795,000 house in Washington Park. It was built in 1926 with many of the conventional features of its neighbors, but with little choices like the materials, and the short square tower in place of a dormer.
The living room seems simple enough, but notice the ornate grill on the fireplace and the stylish tiles on the few stairs that connect the room to the entry.
The kitchen isn’t so simple. It would be good to know if it was much smaller ninety years ago, or if that pillar has always been part of the island. The appliances are new, of course, and the cabinetry and tilework look fresh. They all work together well, including the choices of colors. It may take practice working around that pillar though.
Another sitting area in the 3,050 square foot house is distinctive because of two elements. A wall of mullioned windows that looks out on a stone patio creates a wall of windows that is more cozy than expansive and expensive panes of glass. The fireplace is more subtle, but is equipped with firewood storage, as if this fireplace is used more often than the one in the more formal room.
Yet another interesting fireplace design is in the master bedroom where the fireplace is higher than most to allow for firewood storage beneath. The room also features a reading nook in the window, arches, and views of greenery instead of neighbors. Some of those archway features return in the house’s three bathrooms.
Another other three bedrooms is worth a look simply because of the color and furnishing choices that can be replicated anywhere.
A dedicated office looks well-thought through, a much more modern touch.
Ninety years of maturing landscaping, and a more recent arrangement of hardscaping complete the 6,179 sqft lot with spaces to entertain or relax. Out front is a patch of lawn that may be too small for a mower, but is a nod to convention. Maybe you can mow it with hand sheers or a pet rabbit.
- 529 McGilvra Blvd E [Estately]