The Story of 858 Carlston Avenue
Architecturally embellished, this Crocker Highlands period home seamlessly blends original Tudor character with elegant updates. Kitchen and bathroom renovations dovetail with pristinely preserved Twenties allure. Its expansive three-level composition includes three bedrooms, two full bathrooms plus powder room, family-media room, sunroom-office, and gym. Public rooms, including formal living, dining, and kitchen with adjoining breakfast room, are distinguished by lavish proportions and light and overlook the home’s majestic grounds, a picturesque, level composition of broad terraces, lawn and garden.
Nestled in Crocker Highlands, the home’s location combines absolute ideals. Scenic, serene sloping residential streets showcase distinctive architecture while remaining close to everyday enjoyable and essential destinations: highly rated schools, shopping, dining, and recreation throughout Lakeshore and Grand Avenues, Lake Merritt, and beyond via convenient highway access.
Tudor facets distinguish the home’s façade. Ribbons of elongated windows, an arched entry accented by a quoin stone surround, and a prominent steeply pitched gable combine regally. With a polished, level approach, a stone front walk crosses the enclosed garden. Enter to a foyer highlighted by woodwork, from the carved front door and staircase balustrade to hardwood floors that span throughout. Living-room attributes create an equally grand and warm entertaining space: tall windows on three sides generate radiance, a Rococo mantel surrounds the fireplace with exuberant ornamentation, and library shelves frame park-like garden views.
The kitchen’s classic style and contemporary capability hinges on high-caliber stainless appliances, including a new Bertazzoni gas range and a mega-capacity built-in refrigerator, intermixed with Carrara marble counters and subway-tile backsplashes. Extensive cabinetry includes a pantry and is augmented by a storage closet within the attached breakfast room, a sunbathed space with three walls of windows.
Stemming from an airy second-floor landing, two bedrooms plus the master suite combine spacious dimensions and coved ceiling ornamentation. The master bath, exquisitely modern yet timeless, weaves Carrara marble throughout the floor, soaking tub, and glassed shower in stylized tile and chunky counter slab. Creating a second bedroom suite, a sunroom adjacent to another walk-in closet-equipped bedroom is well suited as home office or nursery.
On the lower level, a sound-insulated family-media room provides a separate space for casual relaxation and sits adjacent to the multi-attraction grounds. The sprawling brick terrace offers access to a studio with private entry, ideal as a gym or office. Abundant storage and laundry facilities also occupy the lower level.
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