The story of 751 Longridge Road
In a majestic setting on an outstretched lot, this Colonial Revival is at home amid well preserved period architecture. Its regal framework, circa 1922, reflects historic grandeur with an emphasis on symmetry, stately proportions, and enduring architectural attributes. Iconic and improved, it incorporates befitting kitchen and bathroom remodels, traditional in tone, that modernize to the ideal extent. In a center-hall four-over-four layout, formal living, dining, and family rooms embrace original craftsmanship, exquisite woodwork, and two fireplaces; the island-centric, top-tier kitchen opens to a dining deck and expansive lawn with treed perimeter. Above, four bedrooms, including master suite, are spaced out in a square arrangement accompanied by two full bathrooms, and a lower level that opens to the exterior features a bonus family-media room.
An Idyllic location, this stretch of celebrated Longridge Road blends every cherished Crocker Highlands characteristic: picturesque surroundings intermixing striking homes and manicured gardens plus winning walkability and bikeability. Stow the cars in the garage at the base of the gated driveway and enjoy the neighborhood’s scenic strolls to acclaimed schools, parks, convenient commute options, vital shopping, dining, and recreation throughout the Lakeshore hub.
Fanciful and awash with Colonial character, the façade highlights a symmetry of shuttered windows beneath pedimented roof dormers. Ionic columns accent the entry portico, echoed by corner pilasters. Beyond the embellished entry, time-honored yet impeccable hardwood flooring and wood trim grace the interior with luster. The grand-scaled living room opens from a windowed crescent to a leafy-outlook balcony and also flows to the fireplaced den. Dining room artistry includes a wood hutch with etched-glass display cabinetry.
An extravagant space, the kitchen combines luxe surfaces and high-caliber components encased with a furnished effect. Within the central island, an auxiliary sink and two gas burners add satellite functionality, augmenting appliances by Thermador, Gaggenau and Sub-Zero. Dine in the breakfast alcove or step directly out to the deck for al fresco dining, grilling, and lounging outlined by a leafy privacy screen. Configured for extensive capability, cabinetry includes a pantry plus a sideboard serving as buffet or beverage bar. Natural-stone flooring carries to the adjacent powder room.
Gleaming hardwoods extend to the second floor, where bedrooms are united. Within the master suite, an elongated walk-in closet with built-ins offers two entries; in its renovated bathroom, contemporary components express classic character through hexagonal tile and gray-veined marble. The hall bathroom also features updated components with vintage allure.
Abundant storage and utility adjoins the lower-level family room.