This Kessler House Was Published in House Beautiful Mag and Can Be Yours: The Friday Five Hundred

Published December 3, 2011 by Candy Evans

House Beautiful? Pick me up off the floor. Look at this darling home! Four bedrooms, two and a half baths, two living areas (who needs more?) and a guest studio to boot on one of the best streets in hilly, curvaceous Kessler Park. That would be 1132 N. Canterbury Court. Built in 1935, you can only imagine the charm and how it flows from one room to the next: woodwork, wainscoating, arched entries. So much charm, in fact, that the venerable House Beautiful published this home in 2007 while under the ownership of a previous owners , painter Craig Schumacher and photo stylist Philip Kirk. We love charm, yes, but we like to live with reality: so yes, we have updated baths and a gourmet kitchen that will knock your socks off while you cook up a storm. And I LOVE the way the baths have been updated with subway tiles which I love so much I could eat them.  Here’ what you get in this $500,000 package: wide-plank hardwoods, plaster walls, updated thermo windows, classic built-ins, huge formal living room with beamed ceilings and gas fireplace, fresh paint inside and out, glass-front kitchen cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, wine captain and a wall of windows to the back. The master has jetted tub and separate shower. Separate vaulted work room and guest studio with HVAC and full bath. Upgrades include: electrical, four-ton dual heat and air, ductwork redone, radiant barrier, added insulation, added dormers lighting, scraped popcorn ceiling (THANK GOD!) , handmade stair railing, electric storage shed, buried electric to studio, gutters, sprinkler front and back, flagstone patio. Only $539,000 with Steve Habgood, Habgood/Hewitt.

Will. Not. Last.

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