Sometimes Realtors describe a home as “charming” or “romantic,” and you check out the listing only to find the same builder-grade cabinets, tired hardwood or laminate floors, the same-old granite counters, and blah, blah, blah. The home was probably charming or romantic once, but all the charm and romance has since been renovated out of the home.
You’ll find that at 5625 McCommas, instead of renovating out all of the character, the owner has instead updated it and kept all of the delicious details intact. Original stained glass windows? Funky fireplace? Cozy kitchen? Now that’s a home befitting Romance Week!
Your Valentine will surely adore this completely adorable 1928 Tudor in Greenland Hills, not too far from the coveted M Streets area. It’s marketed by David Griffin Realtor Robert Kucharski for $$389,900. With 1,675 square feet, two bedrooms, two baths, and a two-car garage, this home is a fantastic buy for someone who is in love with the area’s many attractions, such as restaurants, shops, and epic-level nightlife.
Of course, this sweet house will give you many excuses to stay in, not the least of which include the cozy, well-curated interiors that feel both vintage and new. You’ll appreciate this owner’s collection of unique furnishings, which span cultures and eras, but mix and match impeccably well thanks to the neutral walls and lovely warm hardwood floors.
However, in this home’s search for balance between old and new, it misses a few opportunities for drama, like the light fixture in the dining room. I would really expect a lovely chandelier here., but the new owners could take this as an opportunity to customize.
In the kitchen, though, I wouldn’t change a thing, especially not that amazing O’Keefe & Merritt stove. Folks, that’s reason enough to buy this home. These stoves last for freaking ever, and they’re beautiful once restored, like this one. I also love the light stained oak cabinets and the tile backsplash and counters, which takes a little more effort to maintain, but it’s a beautiful foil to the understated cabinets. The other appliances could be swapped out, too.
The real gems of this house are the well-preserved baths, which both sport cool vintage tile. In the master you have a colorful mosaic on the floor, juxtaposed with the warm yellow on the walls and surrounding the shower. The dual-sink vanity is so cute, with a single mirror in the middle that is a perfect fit.
In the hall bath you’ll find an adorable green-and-black color scheme with triangle accents. It’s a lovely little guest bath with pedestal sink and shower/tub combo. The original hex tile floor has a cute black border, and the gas heater, if it’s operational, is a lifesaver when you step out of the shower on a cold day. See if you can negotiate in the fish shower curtain, too. I can’t imagine any better design for this bath.
The backyard is spacious, and has some landscaping. If you’re concerned about security, consider adding a gate off of the home that blocks the driveway. Otherwise this home is just perfect for the buyer that appreciates real romance and has a love-affair with all things vintage.