Our Inwood House of the Week at 6941 Lakeshore Drive is a Lakewood Colonial revival-style home that appeals to our sense of nostalgia in a big way. The Colonial style has never lost favor, it’s just been adapted and reinvented every decade to suit changing lifestyle needs and design trends. For instance, this 1952 Colonial Revival features a Craftsman-era entry porch. It just serves to further enhance the all-American flavor and make you feel right at home.
The house was updated and expanded by the Bella Vista Company several years ago and now boasts 3,388 square feet, five bedrooms, and four bathrooms.
One of the nicest features of any Colonial is the center hall traditional layout, with the formal rooms up front and the family living area in the back of the home.
“There is a lot of neat detail in the home,” Stephan Schrenkeisen with David Bush Realtors said. “For instance, the home office has French pocket doors, and a wonderful china cabinet was built into the wall in the dining area.”
Bella Vista pretty much gutted the house for the remodel, so there are new windows, doors, and hardware. They built a completely new wing that houses the master bedroom suite and a second bedroom upstairs, and the family room extension off of the kitchen downstairs. That kitchen is one of the most charming we’ve seen in a month of Sundays, and our admiration for people that can keep glass-fronted cabinets looking like a magazine photo spread knows no bounds.
“The upstairs master feels like a romantic bed and breakfast,” Shrenkeisen said. With the vaulted washed pine ceiling and a view of the trees, you’d be hard-pressed to find a good reason to get out of bed each day. It’s a true sanctuary.
Lakewood is a place where neighbors know each other, kids have lemonade stands, the Fourth of July Parade is legendary, and if you aimlessly toss a football into a crowd, the odds are you’ll hit a volunteer for the annual home tour. You’d be hard-pressed to find a friendlier neighborhood.
Lakewood homes are family homes. Finding an all-American Colonial Revival with five bedrooms at a price point of only $1.35 million is quite a deal in our opinion. We suggest calling Inwood National Bank and lining up that loan, then giving David Bush a call. This one won’t last long.
Karen Eubank 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 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