Saturday, June 12, 2010

OPEN HOUSE OF THE WEEK-1728 N. Cleveland

If you are not completely exhausted from your great art hunt at the Old Town Arts Festival, then you might wander into an open house a few blocks away at 1728 N Cleveland on Sunday, June 13th. It is open from 2-4 and presents luxurious living - some of the convenience of the suburbs (attached garage) with all the elegance that only a well designed single family home in the city can provide. Offered at just under $3.6 million, this is 6500 sf of custom everything.

You will be struck first by the crisp carved limestone fa├žade as you enter. The home has everything you would expect in a high end home. The tile work in each of the 5 ½ bathroom is striking. The kitchen is spacious and well appointed. The large detailed molding provides a finishing touch in every room. There are two decks – one over the garage for company entertaining and one off the top floor guest room. This was my favorite space. The current owners turned two rooms on the west side of the top floor into an office, sitting area and private balcony. What a joy it would be to commute upstairs to this private work space. It even features a kitchenette for coffee, beverages and other snacks. Another favorite part of the home is the large (300 bottle) wine cellar. Maybe you could negotiate for a choice bottle at the closing. I will leave the rest for you to discover.

The next home will not be open to the public but, should you be interested in a high-end contemporary home, 1916 N Burling can surely be scheduled to view. You can picture warm family nights in the open kitchen/family room at the back of the home looking over the courtyard and 2 level deck. When entertaining, the architect has created an open living room at the front and overlooking the living room is an open space that now features a baby grand piano. Music could softly poor over the rails for your special guests. Every touch, every stair rail, every light fixture will appeal to those of you that adore the clean lines of a contemporary home. This home is offered at just under $3 million Both of these homes are on quiet tree lined streets and have excellent schools, restaurants and entertainments within walking distance. . If you would like to view either of these homes, it would be my pleasure to arrange.

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