[UPDATE:] Kayne LaGraize with LaGraize Builders, LLC has reached out to inform us that the price for 820 Alvar is $779K, and not $799K. LaGraize adds, "the HDLC stuff is very minor and will be done this week. I just finished my inspections this week so was surprised to see that, they were swift with the citations."
Watch this old video tour of 820 Alvar St and compare its footage of what was once a "wonderful renovation opportunity" with the present day photos of a completely transformed Side Hall and Gallery combo. The differences are absolutely stunning and all thanks to LaGraize Builders, who officially purchased this home at the beginning of the year. They've been swift to act, first applying for permits to extend the building to its now sweeping 2,576 square feet December 12th, 2013.
820 Alvar St still has its tall ceilings and hardwood floors, though both appear to be upgraded, or at least refinished. LaGraize's additions included adding a bedroom and a half bath, putting the property at three bedrooms total with two and a half bathrooms. A custom kitchen mixes rustic sensibilities with a modernist touch and bathrooms further play on anachronism with beautiful, window-shaped medicine cabinets as well as a clawfoot bathtub and separate shower for the master bathroom.
The backyard is large enough to entertain and parking options are big enough to hold two cars. The only potential issue with this home is a recent code violation filed by the Historic District Landmarks Commission citing a lack of Certificate of Appropriateness as well as a lack of WIP, though no further information was given.
A one-of-a-kind historic renovation by LaGraize Builders. Let's hope those issues get resolved and 820 Alvar St finds a happy homeowner.