Back in June, you may recall me listing an amazing house in Old North. It was a 19th-century Federal/Flounder that had been masterfully renovated, and I’m happy to say that it sold in September. I mention it because the same brilliant person who did that rehab has now done another awesome project in Maplewood. And while it’s not quite as industrial-looking, it’s still pretty darn cool.
In its previous life, this 1885 home was actually a duplex. And man, was it a mess when my client bought it! The kitchens and baths were rotting away, the floors were covered in vinyl and ratty carpet, and the layout was extremely choppy. But here we are six months later and the walls have been opened up, the floorplan reconfigured, and every inch of this place is brand spankin’ new!
I especially like the kitchen, with its granite counters, custom cabinets and lovely farm sink…
But I’m also pretty keen on the master suite, which has a separate dressing room and a bathroom that looks like it’s straight out of a spa…
The tile and fixtures are actually quite contemporary but somehow this house still feels nice and old. Some of the original woodwork is still intact, along with the sprawling front porch, two fireplaces and all of the enormous window openings.
It’s the best of both worlds, really, because every single system is updated – roof, plumbing, electric, siding, etc. But you still get 10-foot ceilings and that sense of age and character.
And here’s the sweetest thing of all: Downtown Maplewood is just minutes away! You could literally walk to the farmers market from here and then come back and cook in your gourmet kitchen! There’s also plenty of room in the back yard to grow your own veggies!
But don’t believe me, come take a look yourself! I’m holding an OPEN HOUSE tomorrow, 12/21, from 1-3pm and I hope to see you there!
7125 Bruno has 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths in 1808 square feet. It was just listed by me on Wednesday for $269,000. If you’d like more info on this one-of-a-kind rehab, let me know!