From its harmonious double gallery to the serene, luxurious renovation, this circa-1918 Victorian in Uptown is pure eye candy. You’ll find a marriage of traditional character (Doric columns, floor-to-ceiling windows, ceiling medallions) with contemporary gloss courtesy of interior designer Shaun Smith, who describes his style as “clean yet classic.”
The home’s exterior is a perfect example of this aesthetic. Its corbels, columns, and moldings are dressed all in white, which serves to highlight their intricacy while keeping the palette simple. The only hue comes from the porch ceiling’s delicate blue. Traditionally used on porches throughout the South, the sky-blue shade is thought to confound both wasps and ghosts.
Inside, the less-is-more vibe continues, highlighting the six-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home’s elegant bones.
The kitchen features stainless-steel Thermador appliances, white cabinetry, and a large island. A black-and-white tiled floor adheres to the spare color scheme while keeping things from feeling overly antiseptic.
This home is well suited for entertaining, thanks to a wine cooler and bar in the sunroom, which overlooks a saltwater pool and hot tub. A rear wall made entirely of glass admits leafy backyard views.
There are a number of thoughtful, unexpected details, such as the luxe finishes and whimsical sconces in this half-bath tucked under the stairs.
When it comes to the upstairs, we’re not sure what’s more enticing—the sitting area, which leads to the balcony:
Or the master bedroom’s huge custom closet.
Then again, the bathroom is nothing to sneeze at. This one is sleek and modern, but in others, you’ll find old-school touches including wall-mounted gas heaters and more black-and-white floor tile.
And let’s not forget about the pool!
Located at 1692 Robert Street, the property is asking $1,575,000.
Via: Lauren Rosendahl of Valmont Realtors