Have you ever longed for a storybook cottage, but with a clean modern interior? Well, we’ve found it!
This charming Highland Park Tudor at 4333 Edmondson — our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week — is a perfect example of how to move an adorable 1925 cottage into 2016 with style and grace. This is a classic case of not judging a book by its’ cover. You’d never expect this home to have five bedrooms, all with their own bathrooms, and 3,248 square feet of space.
The characteristic cottage spaces in the front of the house are exactly what you expect to see in a Tudor. Arches, hardwood floors, and a vintage Rookwood fireplace create a firm connection to the 1920s, but a fresh sensibility pervades the home. Decor choices made by the present owners point the home in a contemporary direction.
Once you pass the formal areas, the home flows into an open-concept family room and kitchen. Both spaces overlook the outdoor patio and backyard.
“My favorite spot in this house is in the kitchen,” listing agent Caroline Summers with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s said. “You can look out into the family room in the evening and see the lights on the patio and have this big wonderful view.”
The master and a second bedroom, presently being used as a home office, are on the first floor. Both open onto the spacious patio.
The second floor has three bedrooms and bathrooms.
“It’s like a funhouse up there,” Summers said. Each child has their own little fort with their own bathroom.”
As if five bedrooms, great entertaining spaces, and a nice Walk Score are not enough, there’s another surprise. A full mother-in-law suite over the garage means your guests have complete privacy.
“It’s truly chic,” Summers said. It has good bones and is such a livable home. With a list price of $1.579 million, we’ll be surprised if it lasts through the weekend without multiple offers!
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years. She’s been a professional writer for 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying music at The University of Miami. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com