Garden trumps garage in this 1930 cottage in the Lawndale neighborhood of Greater Eastwood. The home, renovated in 1990 and updated inside more recently, looks to have lengthened its footprint at some point on the midblock lot. A tad of leftover lawn behind the house (top) extends into a stub of land by the parking area. In the next block, the street dead ends at the railroad tracks that cross Lawndale St. and Telephone Rd. Listed earlier this month, the home bears an asking price of $349,900.
Just how many French doors have been deployed within the 2,018-sq.-ft. home’s light-extending floor plan? Count the panes per room and divide by 12, 15, maybe 18 — or come up with your own method at Sunday afternoon’s open house. Other recurring features in the home include precision-painted trim and archways, though only one of the latter comes with the former. Current furniture placement in the living room affords behind-the-sofa passage to the dining room, kitchen, and den:
Wall and ceiling paint are matched in every room, which maxes out the trim’s pop:
In the kitchen, updates include custom cherry wood cabinets with storage to the ceiling and tile flooring that matches the backsplash. Etched glass doors front the pantry. The decorative arc over the stove top . . .
duplicates those on the way to the family room, found just a breakfast room away:
The kitchen is not on the driveway side of the home’s 5,400-sq.-ft. lot.
Yet more French doors, these boosted by muntin grids, look toward gardens at the back and side of the home:
The family room’s ceiling trim displays some egg-and-dart detailing; the fully-loaded shelving unit displays glass of another sort entirely.
On the side of the home that lines up the beds and baths, the master suite . . .
appears to have captured extra space for its adjacent bathroom:
The spa retreat comes equipped with recent decorative treatments . . .
including this 5-ft.-by-7-ft. walk-in shower outfitted with picture window, body sprays, and rain-style showerhead:
Clean and dirty laundry will find a handy home in the wash-and-wear master closet:
The other bedroom (above) has the same dimensions as the master. Through the French doors is a study at the front of the home that also has a door to the living room:
Nearby, the home’s second full bathroom mixes up old-timey tub, tiles, and beadboard paneling with a modern vessel sink:
This mini-deck and maxi-greenery abuts the family room on the side:
This home ranks as the largest on its block — by about 200 sq. ft. Other single-story properties, many of them brick bungalows, weigh in between 1,200 and 1,800 sq. ft.
- 5226 Mulford St. [HAR]