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The Story of 1097 Clarendon Crescent
Transformed in ways that befit its 1924 provenance, this Crocker Highlands traditional reflects enchantment of a bygone era, elevated by contemporary capability and polish. All-new, the open kitchen and master bathroom bring classic style up to the moment. With a fluid layout, the vibrantly light composition includes a formal living room, dining-family/sunroom-kitchen triad, three bedrooms, including the master suite, and three full bathrooms. Indoor-outdoor connections from the living room, kitchen, and master suite extend the living space via French doors to an intimate terrace, broad dining-and-lounging deck, plus level lawn and gardens fringing the property.
Clarendon Crescent forms a half-moon set apart by alluring architecture and a serene yet proximate-to-plenty location. Within a picturesque stroll are highly rated schools, including Crocker Highlands Elementary, as well as public transportation. Nearby, Park Boulevard and Lakeshore hubs abound with neighborhood conveniences for shopping, dining, and recreation.
Emulating the Crescent, the front walk arcs to a covered portico, a gracious entry to the foyer, which welcomes sunshine from door-height divided-light windows. Throughout the interior, pristine hardwood floors gleam, and public rooms reveal well-preserved original character, including a regal fireplace, moldings, and casement windows, all enhanced by fresh lighting schemes and infrastructure upgrades.
Completely reimagined, the kitchen embodies a desirably current open layout and tony reinterpretation of timeless sensibility. Its marble counters meet the dining room at bar height, creating a gathering or serving spot. A suite of high-caliber stainless appliances, including five-burner gas range and double ovens, integrates amid the venerable combination of gray-veined marble counter and subway-tile backsplash. Copious cabinetry is augmented by an adjacent mudroom pantry. An open flow offers easy interaction between the kitchen, dining, and adjacent family-sunroom, flourishing with greenery-infused views on three sides and wood-beamed ceiling overhead.
Also all new, and also reflecting a nod to period style, the spacious master bathroom combines a large-scale hexagonal floor-tile scheme within and surrounding a grand glassed shower and gray-veined marble counter stretching the length of a double-sink vanity. Space allows for a separate toilet alcove and wall of closets with dressing area. Both the second en-suite and hall bathroom meld meticulously maintained facets, such as hexagonal tile, with new components for a rejuvenated vintage effect.
The home’s lower level plus two-car garage offer abundant storage and workshop capacity.