The story of 6 Downey Place
Among the select properties lining Crocker Highlands’ Downey Place, this Tudor embraces its essence while integrating kitchen and bathroom remodels plus eco enhancements. Exquisite refurbishment complements architectural artistry throughout its three-bedroom, three-level composition. Leaded glass windows and divided-light glass doors grace charismatic public rooms, offering outlooks and access to a refined brick garden terrace, plus tranquil decks and pea-gravel expanse edged by majestic oaks.
This cultivated cul de sac is home to a cohesive array of preserved period architecture. A picturesque setting, it combines a tucked-away air with convenient proximity, even walkability, to everyday vitality, including beloved neighborhood schools, commute options, cosmopolitan shops, farmers markets, cafés, and recreation.
Bestowing consummate Tudor character, decorative half-timbering, gable dormers, and leaded glass animate the home’s exterior, set in a garden fittingly encased by brick-and-picket border. A fanciful arched entry with brickwork surround gives way to an interior infused with sophisticated storybook sensibility. The terra-cotta tiled foyer flows to living and dining rooms, where hardwood floors underpin embellished spaces. Coved-beamed ceiling overhead, the living room features a gas-insert fireplace; a pair of medallioned cabinets below shelves flank two sets of French doors. They open the room widely to a petite balcony and lounging deck with sinuous-oak backdrop, cultivating woodland ambience and privacy. Outlined by shadow-box trim, the dining room gleams from large-scale leaded glass windows overlooking garden elements.
Kitchen and breakfast room, metallic-sheen tile under foot, bring understated elegance to deck and terrace-adjoining spaces, encouraging open-air dining. Corner hutches accentuate the breakfast room with storage and display, while the kitchen’s soft-close cabinetry resides under quartzite countertop and backsplash, affording airiness above. High-caliber stainless appliances include a Fisher & Paykel five-burner range.
Second-floor bedrooms are exalted by dressing-room closets, the master contains two, plus a dormer window that adds alluring ceiling dimensions. Updated, the full bathroom integrates a marble-surround tub plus separate shower and reiterates shadow-box trim, as does the glam main-floor powder room, uniting them stylistically. The lower-level third bedroom with full bathroom doubles as a family room or office. Opening to its own deck, this indoor-outdoor retreat with separate entry grants various options.
One of the most versatile rooms in the home is actually detached from it; the rustic terrace-adjacent studio offers a large space for entertaining, exercise, craft creation and more. Its doors open broadly, blurring the line between outdoors and in, where barn-style exposed beams crisscross the walls and pitched ceiling.
Eco upgrades abound and include a solar-power system, owned outright, electric car charger, upgraded furnace and tankless water heater.