2012 Fall Home Tour Preview IV
Nestled behind the carefully landscaped entrance you will find a 2,400 square-foot, three-level domicile built in 1953. This unique West Kessler home has had all the windows reworked, a few doors and walls removed and replaced, and a stairwell extension added, yet retains its primary structure as well as its original oak wood flooring.
On the ground floor are the living room, kitchen, master bedroom and bath. The living room’s original fireplace has been refaced into a lovely tile wall surrounding the main feature. The kitchen has been remodeled with nearly 100% repurposed European materials.
As you descend to the next level, down the original staircase, you’ll find an en suite. The bathroom retains original ‘50s flair while the bedroom has had an additional sliding glass door added to provide access to the patio/jacuzzi spaces that flow into a well-tended backyard.
One level lower, the original garage has been transformed into an entertainment area with a number of period furnishings from the 1950s and ‘60s. The original garage door spacing has been retained and glass doors added that provide egress to the swimming pool and quaint backyard. The original carport was deconstructed to constituent materials and then reconstructed using the original wood and bricks to rebuild a functional everyday-use carport.
As you explore this wonderful house, you will find exciting original art work and photography, expert use of functional storage spaces, and creative decor that enhance each level and theme. Do not miss this West Kessler jewel.