“This home is popular. It’s been viewed 239 times since it was listed (three days ago) Tour it before it’s gone.” So says Redfin and it’s easy to see why. It is in the choice, sylvan, Westside enclave of Crestwood. Discreetly tucked into a wooded one half acre lot, it is in the still strongly popular midcentury modern idiom. This 1959 gem could easily fall under contract before the open house on Sunday.
Admittedly, the façade is somewhat of a ho-hum and you could easily drive past 208 Rockwood Park Drive completely unaware of the residence’s hidden charms. And that’s the point. What’s on offer here is a private suburban oasis oriented not to the street but to the lovely garden behind.
Inside the four-bedroom, two-bath plus two half bath residence is 3,741 square feet of sprawling space. The fireplace floats in the center of the living room and the solarium behind. The fireplace is the only wall space in the sunroom. It appears to have been an addition or should I say welcome addition with a curtain of floor to ceiling windows bringing the tranquillity of the garden indoors.
The house has been meticulously maintained. The hardwood floors which run throughout the downstairs are polished to Prussian palace perfection. There have been many updates that haven’t marred the original midcentury ambiance. The grasscloth in the dining room strikes just the right note.
The kitchen has undergone a complete updating with built-in everything. Ovens, microwave, warming drawer, ice maker, twin dishwashers, and a gas cooktop on the enormous island.
The bathroom is unapologetically luxurious with Carrara marble countertops, floors and walls. The large shower stall has dual showerheads. The closets include custom closet systems.
You may not “think pink” but it’s undeniably a fifties fave and making a comeback. This bedroom color is quite close to Benjamin Moore’s color of the year-First Light.
The indisputable, outstanding feature of the residence is its enchanting garden with Crestwood typical, dry stack limestone, rock hardscape. The private garden includes a lovely lap pool, spa, steam room, and outdoor shower. Don’t miss the chance to take it all in on Sunday, February 2nd from 1:00-3:00.
The team of Laurie and Clay Brants at Briggs Freeman Sothebys is offering 208 Rockwood Park Drive for $899,000.