When 6907 Sperry in Caruth Terrace was built back in 1964, one of the biggest decisions a homeowner had to make was the tile and fixture color schemes in the bathrooms. There were no master retreats, no vessel sinks, and no vast oceans of marble. You got seafoam, baby blue, or the ignominious pink tile in most cases. Other popular choices were mint green, gray, and white. But these bathrooms, with their half-tile walls and tile counter tops with color-matched sinks are growing rarer as the cult of Carrara proselytizes the liturgy of white on white on white.
So it’s a real treat to see a midcentury ranch with not one, not but two intact vintage bathrooms!
This listing from Dwell Partners Realty — Nathan Grace Real Estate team by Aimee Schreiner and Lauri Ann Hanson — was priced at $549,900 when it hit the market earlier this week. Wouldn’t you know that this updated traditional inside the Lakewood Elementary attendance area would be under option contract just days later? It’s really just astonishing how great houses in great areas move so dang quickly. And Lakewood is definitely one of those areas with a scorching market.
What’s even more desirable about this home is that the three-bedroom, two-bath ranch has 1,819 square feet as well as enough room on the lot for a three-car garage and a pool! This makes it a great family home, especially with the mature trees. Also, call me weird, but I kind of like that this home doesn’t look and feel like every other remodeled ranch out there in that the floor plan wasn’t completely opened up — there is still some separation between the dining room and the rest of the home, and the living area isn’t right next to the kitchen.
New windows, an updated kitchen with a cool subway tile backsplash, a built-in study, and updated light fixtures make this a universally appealing kitchen. There’s no eat-in nook, though, which could be a turn-off to some people, but definitely not a deal-killer.
The master suite, which has a rare two-sink vanity, has a lovely, neutral gray tile scheme. I love the huge mirror and atomic-looking vanity fixtures, as it definitely brings the cabinetry more current. There’s also plenty of storage in the separate closets and in the cabinets inside the bathroom. Genius!
The second bath is a sweet baby pink and gray scheme, with the same oversized mirror and modern light fixtures. Really, it’s just too cute! The window above the shower helps keep the bathroom from feeling too claustrophobic.
But this is where you’ll be spending most of your time between now and October. Either in the sunroom, the deck, or in the pool, you’ll enjoy relaxing and cooling off in this great backyard. Now we understand why it had an offer so quickly! It really has everything a family wants!