Seamlessly Updated Vickery Place Craftsman Features Gorgeous Spaces Inside and Out

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GetMedia-20.ashxThis Vickery Place Craftsman cottage is a showstopper. It just hit the market and our advice is move fast, because this adorable home at 5422 Richard is going to sell fast. Talk about curb appeal! We have it on good authority that the sellers have won the coveted neighborhood award for Yard of the Month. The sun-kissed door alone is enough to make you shout, “Honey, pull the car over!” Painting a door an eye-catching color is Home Selling 101, and now you can see why.

With all this eye candy outside, the vision only gets better once you enter that door.

GetMedia-21.ashxThe 1,480-square-foot bungalow is an example of smart remodeling with a deep regard to honoring the original character of the era, and that’s always the trick with vintage homes. It takes thought and care to transition a house built in 1930 into a smooth-functioning home for a modern family.

“The sellers wanted to create a home with style and character, yet create usable space,” listing agent Riann Emch with Keller Williams said. “They have impeccable taste.” I could not agree more.


GetMedia-14.ashxThe living and dining rooms are both in period character with an original fireplace, hardwood floors, and French doors. We love the muted wall colors, and that may strike you as odd because Realtors and stagers generally suggest white, beige, or gray when selling, but paint color is always site specific. These colors work beautifully.


GetMedia-7.ashxThe kitchen was remodeled last year with new stainless Bosch appliances. White kitchen cabinets are definitely the new trend and that study nook is just perfection.




GetMedia-11.ashxThe home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The sellers added a master bathroom and gave a nice nod to period style by adding hexagon floor tiles. Fixtures and lighting are also reminiscent of the era. The guest bath has beautiful bead board wainscoting, a pedestal sink and the original claw-foot tub.

So what more could you really ask for? How about a screened-in porch and a swimming pool, heated for year-round use? It’s hard to believe a house priced at $459,000 offers all this gorgeous inside and a backyard paradise.That’s why we think you better be first in line. Showings begin Saturday, May 14, at 8 a.m. and the open house is Sunday, May 15  from 1-5 p.m.





Karen Eubank

Karen is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years and a professional writer for over 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying for his masters at The New England Conservatory of Music. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap.

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  1. LonestarBabs says

    Once I could get past the big honkin’ TV over the fireplace — YUK — I was able to see other details. Wanted to see more of the living room and kitchen, though. It’s cute and I’m sure will sell quickly.

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