We’re using Tudor Cottage in the broadest sense of the term because, at nearly five thousand two hundred square feet, this Berkley Place abode at 2211 Windsor Place is well over twice the size of the neighborhood average.
Gone are the days when Berkley Place was a below-the-radar enclave where you could find a bargain. This particular property has enjoyed a 70 percent price appreciation since it was last listed 10 years ago. On the bright side, the per-square-foot price is 20 percent below the average for Berkley Place.
Enter and take in an abundance of well disposed and space, much of it the result of an addition, which takes in the garage, yielding a convenient Berkley rarity — an attached garage.
The birds-eye view photograph gives a sense of the reorientation of the 1925 build, which includes the graceful floating spiral staircase encased in a turreted tower.
The four bedroom three-and-one-half bath house has an easy flow between commodious rooms linked by coffee colored oak floors. There are fully five living areas by my count with a game room thrown into the bargain. Total room count is a whopping eighteen. Below is the shelf lined music room.
The wide galley, eat-in kitchen has been completely renovated — rebuilt actually with new bright white floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. The 60-inch Kitchen Aid gas range features two full-size ovens.
Ascend the winding staircase to reach an intimate landing with sitting area. All of the four bedrooms are on the second level. All bedrooms feature carefully considered, built-in storage.
The owner’s bath has been given an ingenious angular orientation with an elegant slipper tub beneath corner windows and a glassed-in shower stall opposite. The floors are of Carrara marble.
A sense of relaxed domestic comfort pervades the second floor. Above is the multi screen media room. Plantation shutters on uncurtained windows give rooms throughout the house a clean crispness.
All bathrooms have been given a total overhaul. Hardware, mirrors, lighting, and rustic cabinets give the above bath a Steampunk vibe.
A cedar pergola covers a paved outdoor living area with fans for warm summer nights. A second concrete area at back can double as a basketball or tennis court. Children can walk to nearby highly rated Lilly B. Clayton Elementary.
Martha Cao of The Cao Realty Group is offering 2211 Windsor Place for $1.15 million.