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Brickmoon Design was inspired by a series of Creole cottages by New Orleans architect Ken Tate, the company reports, when it designed this 4,162-sq.-ft. property. The builder, Smith Family Homes, has constructed a number of homes in the Heights. You’ll find a careful attention to detail in the finishes and craftsmanship of this home.
The first floor is centered around a side-facing courtyard. The family room, which features a wood-burning fireplace and windows on 3 sides, faces onto this courtyard as well as the front porch. The 7-ft.-wide central entry hall passing between the family room and the dining room leads — through a pair of French doors — to a side veranda facing the courtyard. The kitchen (photo at top) faces onto the veranda and courtyard; there’s an option to add an outdoor kitchen that would sit at the veranda’s far end.
The first-floor master bedroom suite, entered through a private vestibule, also has views into the courtyard. Behind it is the master bath (pictured above) and an even larger walk-in closet. Rooms on this floor have 11-ft. ceilings. The attached garage is accessed from the alley.
The second story also has views into the side courtyard — from a vestibule suitable for use as a homework station as well as from the 17-ft.-by-23-ft. game room. Each of the 3 upstairs bedrooms has it own bathroom; there’s also a separate walk-in storage closet.
The home is zoned to Harvard Elementary School. Shops along Studewood are just down the block; the well-known restaurants on 11th St. to the north and White Oak Blvd. to the south are easily walkable.
If you’d like to see more details — including the distinctive rafter tails and some views of the site-crafted trimwork — check out the property website. Further information, including floor plans, are available on this page of the Smith Family Homes website.
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