How do you make a classic 1926 home suitable for a 2018 lifestyle? This modern Tudor at 3824 Shenandoah Street in Highland Park is the answer. I’ve seen a lot of updated and remodeled vintage homes that bear no characteristics of their heritage. Fortunately, this is not the case for our Monday Morning Millionaire.
The interior of the home was remodeled and expanded four years ago, and the work was accomplished in a way that retains character and the stately presence that only a home of this era offers. At 5,360 square feet with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a powder bath, and a complete guest cottage, this modern Tudor has plenty of space for a large family and is an excellent home for entertaining.
The home blends the best of old and new. There are rich historical details like vintage leaded glass windows in the formal living and dining rooms. Double doors, with leaded glass and mahogany linen-fold detail, open to the bright entry. Linenfold is a style of carving originated in Flanders in the 13th century. It imitates the look of folded linen, hence the name, and has been used in St. John’s College, Cambridge and Hampton Court Palace near London. You don’t see a lot of this any longer, and that’s a shame because it is lovely.
Iron doors, Alan Knight light fixtures, French-Brown flooring, Broussart hardware, Costa Esmeralda granite surfaces, art projection lighting, and Chapman & Waterworks fixtures satiate every current need. And the best feature of this modern Tudor? It’s the smartest thing anyone can add to a home today — a whole house natural gas generator. If you’ve ever been through a power outage when you have a home full of party guests, you know just how vital it is to have this essential feature.
“It’s just perfect inside,” Madeline Jobst said. Jobst and Ralph Randall are the Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s dynamic duo that has this modern Tudor listed for $3.995 million. “It’s light, bright, and totally private.”
The guest cottage of this modern Tudor sits above a three-car garage. “It includes a full Viking kitchen and is as nice as the main house,” Jobst said. You know how we feel about guest cottages at CandysDirt.com. They are essential.
A sleek linear swimming pool adjoins a cabana with limestone floors, a full bath, and a kitchen.
This modern Tudor is not only filled with character and beautifully updated, but it also has an element that is often elusive — absolute serenity.
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