From the front entry to three levels inside, reenvisioning this 1936 Colonial home within its original footprint is a living tribute to this building’s detailed character and splendor.
While the prominent colors and curves are the lead performer in the kitchen, there are plenty of supporting cast members with a custom white oak range hood, marble inlaid mosaic above the range, Cambria countertops, personalized cabinetry for appliances and electronics charging, and a built-in buffet.
Once avoided, this lower level is now perfectly suited for the family. Geared specifically as a kid zone, it’s primed for hanging out with a youth version of a wet bar, complete with a beverage fridge, microwave drawer, and a dishwasher. The white oak bar also serves up back-lit, original leaded glass windows featuring 1930s motif hand paintings.
Embellished with fluted columns and painted a smokey green to complement the kitchen and 1930s vibe, an original limestone fireplace is the focal point of the lounge area that is now a busy spot for friends to play video games and watch movies.
The remainder of the basement is highly practical with storage for bulk items, lockers for the kids’ athletic equipment, a bright and clean laundry room, exercise space, and a powder room decorated with a nod to Irish heritage.
Renovated bathrooms in the home are creative backdrops and historical markers as well as functional spaces. An original etched mirror and medicine cabinet are revived to new splendor fitting in with the Colonial-style wallpaper; brass fixtures; and black, white, and gray tiles. Don’t miss the primary suite overlooking the Mississippi River!