Transitional on Villanova Has Spaces Built For Real Life

Clean, unfussy, transitional design is hard to come by. It seems that so many new builds miss the mark, with awkward facades and a mish-mash of architectural style. But for those who love clean lines, natural materials, and tons of symmetry, this listing from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Phillip Murrell is just the ticket. We’re thrilled to feature it as our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Need financing for your own #HighCaliberHome? Your first and last call should be to Lisa Peters at Caliber.

Intrigued by this Caruth Hills transitional? Read on!

The floor plan of this 3,584-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-full-and-one-half-bath home is decidedly open — a preference of many buyers today. The home, which was built in (surprise!) 1953, has undergone a complete transformation with a re-engineered foundation and 2,000-square-foot addition. The result is a home focused on entertaining without being overly fussy, with every convenience and luxury.

“A true transitional accommodates many styles,” Murrell said. “At 7510 Villanova, the future homeowner will have the flexibility to use antique traditional pieces or clean-lined modern furniture.”

That’s 100 percent true, as the finish-out and design of this home includes timeless ironwork, beautiful and functional fireplaces, and classic white oak cabinetry in the custom kitchen.

You get a huge eat-in island, top-of-the-line Thermador appliances, designer tile and lighting, and tons of storage and natural light. This is a perfect kitchen for entertaining. For casual dinners, the eat-in island is a chef’s table. For more formal occasions, the dining room is just around the corner. 

“My favorite part of this home is that I can so easily see the party unfolding,” Murrell said. “The downstairs kitchen, living, and dining space are completely open to each other. Additionally, there are several access points to the covered patio and backyard from the living area, so the party can extend outdoors all the way to the pool.”

More on the pool later, but let’s see the master retreat — the place you’ll take off to once the party dies down.

There are two master suites in this home, and this one is on the first floor. There’s a tidy 15- x 18-foot bedroom and a large five-piece master bath with some really beautiful design features. Of course, I love that this master suite has beautiful views to the backyard and access to the patio. I adore the vessel tub and the frameless-glass shower, but it’s that beautiful herringbone pattern on the floor and wall that is so perfectly soothing. The designer fixtures in this master bath are sublime, too, with the tub faucet looking more like a sculpture and the tasteful white oak cabinetry echoing the kitchen. 


This is a lovely little space, that’s for sure, and there’s an immense master closet, too!

On the second floor you’ll find a media room and three additional bedrooms and full baths. The design, which takes great consideration into the storage many families require these days, is clean and functional and ever-so-bright.

And as Murrell mentioned, the outdoor spaces are positively sublime! There’s a lovely covered porch on the back of the house, with a sunny and open upstairs deck from which you can see the tidy, glistening pool and stellar backyard. If you start sifting through all of the details in this Caruth Hills home and add in the location, you’ll see that the $1.399 million price tag is plenty fair for the quality build and upgrades all over this house, making it a shoo-in as our High Caliber Home of the Week. What do you think?