For the longest time, the neighborhoods surrounding CityPlace were all one- and two-story bungalows and cottages, some of which had been rental properties for so long that the neglect from absentee landlords became irreversible. And as the demand for modern, urban living has increased along the US 75 corridor, this neighborhood — now dubbed East Village — has experienced a significant architectural renaissance with modern townhomes going up at a record pace.
One such example is our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. This fabulous East Village townhome marketed by David Griffin & Company Realtor Don Neilson gives you a fabulous and bright two-story floor plan with sleek and chic modern industrial finishes that are a boon for frequent entertainers, empty nesters, and those who crave privacy.
“This home appeals to buyers with varied backgrounds,” Neilson said of 4322 Deere St. “Buyers of all ages can appreciate the clean, contemporary style that this home offers.”
Of course, the home has a stunning, simple all-white color scheme that allows the floor-to-ceiling windows to show off the view with minimal distraction. It also allows for the architectural details in this two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath, 2,024-square-foot townhome stand out.
“The sharp but simple lines of the home, as well as the perfect balance of light, make it a home that looks great with large art pieces and splashes of color,” Neilson added. “But it also looks amazing with a monochromatic, minimalist decor.”
Of course, this home fits a lot into its contemporary shell, with both en-suite bedrooms upstairs with an additional den and a utility room. The fact that it doesn’t have a third floor and still makes the most of its narrow lot with plenty of outdoor space is a feat to be celebrated.
“The fact that it has only two stories, as opposed to many townhomes in the area with three or more levels, makes it appeal to empty nesters that are not averse to stairs, but don’t necessarily want more than two levels in their empty nest home,” Neilson said.
But how can a home with so many windows still feel private?
“Despite having loads of light and walls of windows, no one can easily see into the home from the street,” Neilson attested. “The backyard is a private oasis and it reminiscent of a Palm Springs patio. The home also lends itself to being the perfect home for someone that want’s a lock-and-leave lifestyle due to the low maintenance exterior and the xeriscape yard that needs minimal care.”
Of course, I do love that the kitchen and dining area are the first stops upon entering through the front of the house. You get to see the dramatic concrete stair risers on metal framing, a delicious juxtaposition to the white countertops and European cabinetry. It’s the first place you notice the first-floor ceiling, too, which has exposed floor joists. They provide a stunning architectural element that draws the eye across the long, open first floor.
The home has a fantastic and bright minimalist look that feels relaxing. The floors upstairs are bamboo, and there are lots of built-ins and cabinetry for storage to cure your spaces of clutter. It also has some serious luxury street cred at a reasonable price — just $575,000.
“The quality of construction and materials used make this home stands out among its competitors,” Neilson said. “The overall design maximizes privacy, light, and the use of outdoor space.”
And while we’re calling it a townhome, technically, it’s classified as a half duplex, Neilson said. “It shares only one very small storage room wall with the adjacent house,” he added. “The home offers a rear-load garage with alley access, so from the front of the home, no garage doors are seen.”
What an incredible East Village High Caliber Home of the Week!