The story of 842 Grosvenor Place
An epic to-the-studs renovation transformed this Crocker Highlands traditional for modern, maintenance-free livability and energy efficiency. Striking an ideal balance between a time-honored architectural aesthetic and timely lifestyle components, it integrates radiant, connected public spaces including an open kitchen-family room flowing directly to all-level-and-lovely outdoor living space, four bedrooms, one of which doubles by design as a home office, and three full bathrooms.
This picturesque stretch of Grosvenor Place presents distinguished, well-preserved architecture set amid cultivated lawn-and-garden compositions. Ideal proximity to everyday everything includes scenic walkability to highly rated schools, transportation, and the vibrant Lakeshore-Grand hub. Beyond the visual allure and convenience, the gracious, gregarious community draws people to this segment of the neighborhood.
Enveloped by stately period appeal, the home’s façade features ornamented casement windows and a petite balcony above its arched front-porch opening. A glass entry flanked by sidelights brings sunshine and symmetry to the foyer, where closets flank the broad entryway. Adjoined public spaces are underpinned by lively hardwood floors, the dark wood a glamorous contrast to bright ambiance from an abundance of natural light and a fresh-white aesthetic of the living-room fireplace and kitchen. Sunlight generated from windows, grand in scale and scope, illuminates the spaces during daylight beyond any need to use the extensive lighting scheme.
The kitchen, an exceedingly timeless-current hybrid unites Carrera marble counters and glass subway-tile backsplashes. A waterfall edge drapes the bar-seating peninsula, taking classic stone in a contemporary direction. Well equipped, a stainless suite of appliances intermixes with copious cabinetry augmented by a considerable pantry. Kitchen, dining and family rooms flow together gracefully, incorporating myriad gathering places, and off the kitchen-family room, the deck invites al fresco dining; a pass-through window from kitchen to deck, flip-up shelf beneath it, streamlines grilling. Contiguous landscaped garden with iconic oaks outlines an expanse of carefree, long-lasting synthetic lawn.
Three upstairs bedrooms, including the master suite, are notable for spacious configured closets and garden sightlines. Bathrooms, cohesive in style, feature marble vanity tops and matte-finish stone flooring. Adjacent to a full bathroom, the main-floor fourth bedroom serves well as home office and, with a Murphy bed, moonlights as bedroom.
A framework awash in polished finishes overlays structural robustness and technological advantages: earthquake retrofitting, plumbing and electrical revamps, extensive wiring to every room, all concealed and consolidated in the basement. High-efficiency appliances, dual-pane windows and more contribute to compliance with California energy-efficiency standards. Storage and utility includes bountiful closet space, a bedroom-hall laundry facility, a basement, and detached garage, reached by private driveway that accommodates three cars.
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