What happens when you combine skill, knowledge, style, and taste? This 1931 M Streets Tudor at 5455 Monticello Avenue is the answer. It’s another case of don’t judge a book by its cover and another lesson in remodeling. Do it correctly, and you’ll have a house that is going to fly off the market.
“I listed it Wednesday and we already have several people coming back for a second look,” Arnold Elite listing agent Micah Byrnes said. “It’s one of my favorite properties. Honestly, it’s hard to see this one go on the market. The owner is a good friend of mine, and I have witnessed the transformation since he purchased it in 2012. The property is immaculate, and tastefully done to maintain some of the character of the original home.”
Immaculate indeed. This 1,894-square-foot M Streets Tudor has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a guest house — complete with a full kitchen and bath.
This adorable home was purchased by a developer. We’ve said it before, and we’ll keep saying it — if you can buy a house that a developer or an architect has created for themselves, buy it.
It’s a perfect template of how to take an M Streets Tudor into 2018 with style and grace. “You have the character on the outside and the modern updates on the inside,” Byrnes said. And that’s exactly what today’s buyers want.
The entry was updated, replacing dated glass block with a floor-to-ceiling window wall and adding marble tiles to the floor. Glass brick may have its place, but not in a Tudor.
Note the kitchen and bathroom cabinets are not white. Although we all love white, color is creeping into kitchen and bath designs, and black is back.
“A spacious master suite was added, but you’d never know it,” Byrnes said. “It’s so seamlessly put together.” The study is accessed by pocket doors from the master and also opens to the kitchen. It features an enviable floor-to-ceiling built-in.
Byrnes has this beautifully remodeled M Streets Tudor listed for $645,000.
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