Black walls are a bold choice that usual conjure images of suburban teen rebellion and basement rec rooms. But in this case, they form one half of a sophisticated black-and-white palette that unifies this circa-1880s home’s interior and grayscale exterior. From the checkerboard effect it creates in the floor plan (white living room, black dining room, white kitchen, black bedroom) to the graphic tile interplay in the bathroom, the simple color palette girds, modernizes, and unifies an Eastlake Victorian home that could otherwise feel stuffy.
That’s not to say that the Irish Channel home’s frilly architectural elements haven’t been preserved. You’ll find original hardwood trim, wainscoting, pocket doors, transoms, and mantels throughout the 2,166-square-foot abode. Medallion-topped chandeliers, stained glass, and huge windows illuminate the high-ceilinged space.
The shotgun double has been converted into a single. One side is devoted to the home’s four bedrooms, while the other stacks a parlor, living, dining room, and kitchen. The kitchen riffs on the color palette with mint-green cabinetry, quartz and butcher-block countertops, subway tile, and stainless-steel appliances.
Out back, find a petite brick patio and work shed. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home asks $725,000.
Via: Rena Porter at Redfin Real Estate