Over in Woodshire, a fifties-vintage neighborhood hugging the South Loop west of Stella Link Rd., a recently renovated 1956 mod returned to the market earlier this month. Its distinctive airplane-wing roof slants nearly to the ground above a brick exterior that’s now been whitewashed. Inside, a few structural changes have opened up the living space, removed a series of exposed ceiling beams, and restored a studio floating above the double-wide driveway. The home last sold in May 2013 — for $240K. After its overhaul and repositioning by P&G Homes — in collaboration with LynnGoode Vintage and Jamie House Design — the flip-ready property now carries a $775,500 asking price. What does the half-million upgrade get you?
Five huge live oak trees shade the lot. As shown in the above view from curbside, a series of slanted roof segments continue the angles over the living-dining wing, bump-out kitchen with patio access, and floating studio. A counter-height service window previously located between the dining area and kitchen . . .
was removed. As shown in the post-work pix, the previous floor plan’s ups and downs were brought back to a single level:
The updated wall of windows that faces the back of the 9,392-sq.-ft. lot now features a center door to the patio and yard:
Photos in the previous listing show the door on the side of a staggered arrangement of glass:
Removing this cross-beam over the former living area also helped elongate the combo living-dining area:
In the old set-up, swinging doors flapped between the room and the entry (above), all of which got smoothed out in the redo. A former pass-thru into the bedroom wing no longer passes through at all. It’s a shelving unit:
Here’s the old kitchen, with its dark cabinets and wooden ceiling with exposed ribs:
The new space still accents its lines overhead. (There are just fewer of them.) Stone countertops emphasize the room’s horizontality:
Over the sink, a wide window continues to look across the back patio to the opposing wing, where the bedrooms are to be found. One end of the room opens into the study:
At the other end of the room, there’s an informal dining area. Near it, a glass-panel door has access to a small side patio, protected from cross street Leeshire Dr. by a brick wall, also painted as part of the project:
The current listing mentions 3 bedrooms, plus one in the studio space. One of the bedrooms used to look like this:
As in most of the updated rooms, the interior’s brick accent walls remain, but white ceilings spanned by just a few dark beams help brighten things up. In the current listing, furnishings in this photo are virtual:
Here’s another view of the same bedroom, located toward the front of the 3,304-sq.-ft. home:
This bedroom lands in the middle of the lineup:
Before the 3 full bathrooms (and 1 half-bath) met 21st-century tastes, they looked like this one:
The new finishes blend stone, tile, and dark wood:
The master bathroom is equipped with a large closet and access to the half-bath, which the listing dubs “his.” The master bedroom itself isn’t shown.
Giant pavers matching those found at the front of the lot trim out much of the back yard, where a tubular staircase rises to the studio. Floating above the now-gated driveway, the studio space leaves a carport below it:
The studio (or guest suite) includes a living area, kitchen, bathroom, and storage loft:
At the back of the carport, a pair of double-door storage closets are tucked between the structure’s columns.
Stella Link’s southbound lanes lie on the other side of the corner property’s back wall. There’s a shopping center across the street.