The story of 1430 Barrows Road
Restored with reverence for its roots, this Crocker Highlands home combines a classic sensibility with a current composition. Built during the 1920’s Craftsman heyday, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home now presents its best version, maintaining period finesse while integrating 2020 components. New kitchen and bathrooms dovetail stylistically with well-preserved period architecture that comprises a single story of living space and opens to level outdoor-enjoyment area.
Low-traffic Barrows Road abounds with the neighborhood’s virtues: picturesque streets with alluring architecture on display, walkability and bikeability, convenient proximity to beloved schools, shopping, including farmer’s markets, cosmopolitan cafes, outdoor recreation, transportation options and highways.
Craftsman influences create a façade with flair. A curvilinear roofline crowns the prominent entry porch, its gracious wide approach accentuated by boxy columns. Upon entry, the foyer reveals time-honored architectural features pristinely polished: vibrantly grained hardwood flooring, distinctive moldings flourishing doorways, windows, and walls.
Public rooms bask in natural light; an expansive picture-window trio stretches the width of the living room, and casement windows flank the rectilinear fireplace. A broad connection to the dining room delivers sunshine and a layout that flows. Iconically Craftsman, a built-in hutch forms a functional focal point topped by an arch reiterating the exterior elliptical roofline.
The kitchen showcases all new elements that harmonize with the home’s period style. Carrera marble counters unite with subway-tile backsplashes, crisp-white cabinetry, and a stainless suite of appliances by GE, including a five-burner gas range and French-door refrigerator. A new lighting scheme carries throughout the home. Outdoor access encourages back-garden dining, freshly landscaped, as is the front.
Also new, bathrooms express a vintage vibe. In the hall bathroom, hexagonal floor tile intermixes with gray-veined marble topping the furniture-effect vanity. The master bathroom features a similar double-sink vanity, natural-stone flooring, and glassed shower with tile scheme combining marble and subway tile. Its large footprint houses a separate toilet chamber. An additional room extends from one of the three bedrooms, serving well as office, nursery, or exercise space.
Storage and utility include a mudroom with laundry facilities, basement that offers windowed workshop area, and detached garage at the base of the private driveway.