Realtors ask me to come see their homes HOURLY. Darling Maria Centeno with Virginia Cook has been trying to get me over to 5515 Morningside Drive now for ages. And you know what? When Maria talks, I listen and will forever more. This home would have been worth a drive in from — Timbuktu! I don’t know when I’ve seen such an amazing combination of historic Tudor charm on the outside with a totally modern Milly home on the inside! Not to mention you are on a fabulous block in the M Streets, hello, coveted Greenland Hills. The home has been restored and rebuilt with great attention to detail, almost as if the exterior were the shell and the inside is all just brand spanking new.
But still looks old, traditional, charming.
“See these walls?” says Maria? “They are packed with foam. No cool air is escaping these pups come August in Texas.”
The 3012 square foot home home was actually gutted, the exterior brick and stone remaining while the walls were filled with that foam insulation, then the house finished on the inside like a brand new house because guess what, it IS a brand new house. It features an open floor plan with those restored (original) white oak hardwood floors, a stunning kitchen with a sleek and extra-large eat-in island, stainless appliances, granite counter and oodles of storage. Great deck out back in hardi-board, .17 of an acre, one car garage (could be a playhouse) with gated driveway entry.
And here’s something else you won’t find in the hood: a downstairs master with spa shower bath. The master has a friggin’ sitting room! Huge closets. Charming sun room. Honestly, from the front with all the sun windows you will think it’s 1928, the year it was born.
So master and formals down, two large bedrooms and baths and a center landing/gameroom upstairs with great attic storage to boot. I snapped photos of all the insulation in this house — more than in many homes built today!