Up next: This 1953 ranchburger with modernized trimmings in Braes Terrace (top). Had you looked at this Buffalo Speedway corner lot property when it was listed in March (at right), you’d have found it priced at $369,000. (It sold quickly, for $361,000.) Earlier this week, a re-imagined spread at the same address hit the market with a $698,000 price tag. In addition to designer-driven cosmetic tweaks, the overhaul included new electrical wiring and plumbing, roof, French doors, garage door, side deck and driveway. Do the results merit a $337K leap?
Mere hints of the previous entry (pictured below, from the previous listing) remain after the refurbishment:
Inside, the gray-scale renovation (it’s “sheik,” the listing says) opened up several adjacent rooms, starting with the foyer . . .
now a direct shot into the living room:
Are there windows behind the shades?
Fewer walls means more light penetrates interior spaces from the offset picture window facing the street:
Before the morph, the flow looked like this:
Glass panel doors in the dining area also capture some light. They open to a narrow deck on the west side yard:
Here’s the dining room’s earlier footprint. The old service window is history. So’s that entire wall:
The adjacent kitchen used to look like this:
Now, quartzite countertops stretch the length of the kitchen, where the cooktop island measures 4 ft. by 9 ft. and the streamlined cabinetry extends to the ceiling:
The other end of the kitchen also opened up, this time to segue into the family room:
Beyond the family room’s glass panel door there’s an unfenced section of yard located between a bedroom and the driveway. That places the 2-car garage through the corner door in the photo below:
The 2,245-sq.-ft. floor plan includes 3 bedrooms, 2 of which turn up in the listing photos. Here’s how the master at the front corner of the home looked prior to the redo:
And here’s its swanky new groove:
A double vanity hovers in an exposed niche:
Another featured bedroom has windows looking south, over the driveway . . .
and a bank of them facing Buffalo Speedway:
There are 2 full bathrooms and a half-bath, most of which are camera-shy. Here’s a vanity that’s probably in the latter:
Driveway and walkways combine pavement and stones. The former carport (and cracked concrete) on display in the Google Maps aerial view are long gone.
The previous listing has a few more glimpses of the transformed home’s starting point.