The story of 1006 Glendora Avenue
Updated in the right ways, this 1925 cottage integrates a renovated kitchen and full bathroom within its two-bedroom composition and maintains the grace that original hardwood floors bring. It nestles in the most idyllic spot in Upper Glenview; leafy and lovely Glendora forms a quiet setting. Yet, within a short walk lies a world of convenience and enjoyment. Stow the car in the attached garage, and ride the Transbay bus, or stroll to neighborhood shops and cafes along Park Boulevard.
Ornamental touches bring flair to the home’s façade. A hood mold accents the large picture window; adjacent, a roofline parapet regally crowns the arched entry porch. Integrating with the surrounding landscape, the façade is framed by a thriving canopy of trees and a terraced garden. The home’s interior also connects with natural surroundings, opening broadly from both the kitchen and back bedroom via sliding-glass doors. Both interior spaces offer absolute indoor-outdoor ease and garden outlooks. All level, the outdoor living space features decking contiguous with lawn, garden, and brick terrace, establishing areas for kitchen-adjacent grilling, dining, lounging and playing. Fencing and an outline of mature trees cultivate privacy throughout the sunlit enclosure.
A hall-free layout of the interior maximizes living space. Enter to the formal living room, where the front-facing picture window offers an elevated, scenic perspective. It illuminates the room in combination with a pair of windows flanking the terra-cotta tiled fireplace. A recessed lighting scheme complements the room’s original elements. Neighboring it, the front bedroom is endowed with a walk-in closet. The second bedroom lies toward the back of the home’s layout, nicely setting them apart.
Harmonizing stylistically, the reimagined bathroom and kitchen reflect coordinating surfaces. Natural-stone flooring in earthy shades and sleek solid-surface counters in slate gray create cohesion between the spaces. Also dovetailing, the kitchen’s tile-mosaic backsplash corresponds to accent tile embellishing the combined shower and tub, and both feature honey-hued cabinetry with steel bar-pull hardware. Stainless appliances in the kitchen tie visually to hardware and include a new range and hood. The dining area, outlined by glass doors, overlooks the garden and offers one-step access to it.
Storage and utility include the attached garage with direct entry and lower-level laundry facility with exterior access.
Sunday, March 31st, 2-4:30PM
Sunday, April 7th, 2-4:30PM
Monday, April 1st, 10:00AM-1:00PM