One of Washington Park’s most iconic homes, this two story stunner sits high on a commanding 12,000 square foot corner lot just a block from the park. Comprehensively modernized to maximize the nearly 2,700 above ground square feet, the home’s countless upscale updates complement period charm at every turn with traditional features such as hardwood floors, crown molding, sloped ceilings, and efficient built-ins. A formal living room greets guests at the entry, sun-filled and touting a refined white marble-sheathed fireplace.
Just beyond, an idyllic open concept encourages entertaining! A rustic contemporary chef’s kitchen offers shaker-style cabinetry with barnwood accents, black soapstone and wood countertops, an oversized farmer’s sink and a substantial central island housing a breakfast bar and 6-burner range. A dramatic family room topped with a skylight-clad vaulted ceiling is complete with a custom built-in bar and beverage cooler, a gas log fireplace, chic pendant lights, and double glass sliders leading to the sizable covered patio and sprinklered yard. Two bedrooms and a classically-updated full bath round out the main level.
Upstairs, a third bedroom enjoys an en suite full bath. Down the hall, the enchanting master suite offers two sitting areas, a private bath, and a walk-in closet accessed through barn door sliders. A set of stairs leads from the master to a secluded retreat–a fully functional and carefully restored observatory!–perfect for a nursery, home office, or meditation room.
The almost 1,200 square foot finished basement provides even more living space! A spacious recreation room is outfitted with a wet bar and joined by a fifth bedroom, another three-quarter bath, and a hobby room. The nicely composed laundry room provides ultimate convenience.
A brick, two car detached garage and an additional off-street space supply ample parking. With two cooling systems (ductless air conditioning and evaporative cooling) plus hot water heat, the home’s HVAC is the epitome of efficiency!
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Washington Park history! Featured on the Washington Park Home Tour and in 5280 Magazine, this exemplary home is truly a rare find.