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The Story of 1397 Barrows Road
A rejuvenated retreat dwells on an idyllically serene Crocker Highlands street. This sparkling home and garden features refined renovations to its kitchen, bathroom, and landscape architecture. Original and enchanting architectural facets include a zig zag wood-plank ceiling and wide-plank hardwood floors with peg detailing throughout. Its interior embodies a garden-flanked nest, both bedrooms enhanced by back-garden outlooks, and the open-layout living and dining room overlooking the front; these outdoor spaces amount to vivacious extensions of the home, comprising stone terraces rimmed by flowering trees and perennials, plus level lawn in back.
Embellishing the façade, a brick-enclosed terraced garden forms a picturesque impression and an elevated, blooming spot for an inset terrace. A tranquil block with negligible through traffic, it provides a lovely place to lounge and conceals its close proximity to a world of whereabouts. The attached garage can accommodate two cars while dwellers can walk to highly rated schools, plus shopping, dining, and recreation throughout Lakeshore-Grand and Park Boulevard hubs. Highway access and other transportation options are also conveniently nearby.
Upon entry, natural light bounces from gleaming blond hardwoods, setting a luminous tone and adding breadth. Visually alluring and airy, the open-plan living and dining space is rich with focal points, function, and natural light from windows including an expansive example stretching across front-facing wall. A fireplace fringed by library shelves and media cabinets anchors another wall. Making something special of the “fifth wall”, the ceiling’s zig zag, beamed design captivates.
Contemporary-classic, the kitchen pairs timeless style with current capability. Natural stone counters, vibrant with swirls and flecks in charcoal and taupe harmonize with stone flooring and stainless appliances, including a four-burner-plus-griddle gas range. Offsetting these shades of gray, a pearly subway-tile backsplash syncs with fresh-white cabinetry. Kitchen and dining-area china cabinets are augmented by a pantry plus open shelving, an eye-catching way to display collections while making them readily available. A laundry room sits adjacent.
Also contemporary, the bathroom offers spa qualities and sophisticated surfaces. A long, jet-equipped tub accommodates all heights and is outlined by natural-stone tile. Composite countertop bordered by glass accent tile distinguishes the vanity. The bathroom serves two bedrooms, both with configured closets, one a walk in. Several steps above the main level, bedrooms enjoy a desirable distinction from public spaces.
The property’s snug footprint efficiently incorporates a substantial setup for everyday ease, indoor-outdoor entertaining and enjoyment.