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I was looking at the real estate listings while trying to find a home to share with you when I came across this 1925 beauty.  It won an award in 2004 for preservation.  Here is why.  First, look at the exterior of this charming home:

The center hall wood floors have been stenciled with a darker stain to form a diamond pattern.  Off to the left is the living room and off to the right is the dining room.  Both rooms have a fire place and arched entries.

Just beyond the living room we see a bar with three stools and an eating nook.  Notice the leaded glass windows over the kitchen sink which are so in keeping with the period of the home.

 

It is more of a galley kitchen instead of a large open concept kitchen but it is also  in keeping with the design of the house in 1925.  I wonder if they added the French doors during the remodel.

This little eating nook has a built in banquet, and shelving with open glass doors to display the owners copper collection.

I do not think that the home owner is afraid of a refreshing use of color and pattern.  The floral sofa, oriental rug and buffalo check in the drapes are balanced by the white walls and solid leather ottoman.

The wood paneling may be original to the house….and there is a third fireplace.

The sunroom/music room is cheery and bright.  I wonder if it was new construction from when the home was restored in 2004.

The generous master bedroom has neutral tones.  It is peaceful and calming.

This master bath has everything you could want and the glass front doors hearken back to the original windows in the home.  Notice the molding around the large mirror and the beautiful pedestal tub.

 

What child wouldn’t love this cheerful room complete with a polka dot rug?

The back porch, overlooking a swimming pool, has a beautiful natural ceiling.

 

I can see why the remodel won an award.  The owner did not try to force the home into the 21st century.  Instead, effort was made to honor the charm of 1925 while adding subtle 2000 improvements.

 

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