Perched over water views like the bow of a ship, this airy three-bedroom home was upscale when it was first built in 1963. A recent redecorating by modern architecture firm Heliotrope keeps it that way—but with reverence to the home’s original vision.
In classic, swanky, early-1960s style, the home leads with a courtyard entrance and double wooden doors to a semi-open foyer, accented by exposed-grain shelving and railings. A central chimney anchors both an airy formal space above and a sunken den below—lending a bold, brick fireplace under high great-room ceilings and an exposed-brick accent wall to a true daylight basement.
Eschewing the minimalist simplicity of a 1950s modern, the home’s basement-rambler floorplan designs showpiece spaces into dramatic window bays. A sitting area is the most striking example, nestled in 180-degree views underneath a cathedral ceiling with massive skylight. The kitchen also benefits from this design, taking full advantage of a six-sided room for plenty of counter space—with simple, wood-grain cabinetry that, while newer, plays on a midcentury ethos.
8631 Inverness Drive Northeast is listed for $1.73 million through Compass.