City House of the Week: The Stunner on South 16th Street
We have two words about this house before we go any further: curb appeal. This combined home on South 16th Street dates back to 1915 and features many of the glorious architectural details that get us all giddy.
The mansard roof that’s seemingly interrupted by another pitched roofline is something you just don’t see all too often these days. That perfectly faded bay window, offset on the home’s second floor, and those arched brick windows make this home a true standout on the block. It’s splendid, truly splendid, indeed.
But don’t forget the old adage, beauty is also found on the inside.
The contemporary interior features an open layout on the first floor. Those hardwood floors are a nice touch, but the updated kitchen is quite lovely. We especially love the window seat that overlooks the rear patio space, which can can also be accessed by French doors hung on the amazing wall of windows.
A super-wide staircase takes you upstairs, where the large master bedroom is located. Our favorite room of the house if the one that’s behind the gawk-worthy bay windows seen in the exterior photos. The elegant curve of the window is accented by leaded glass and the room is further highlighted by a fireplace.
Though kind of surprising (given the $1.2 million price tag), the home has an unfinished basement. So, yes, you have the option to add even more glorious living space to this wonderful home. Might we suggest a heavenly home theater?
THE FINE PRINT
Square Feet: 2,883