1355 Inglewood Drive (1997)


This charming two-story home looks deceptively small from the outside; inside, the rooms are large, bright and airy. The house, built post-World War II, has many large windows and is enlivened by the clean lines of modern furnishings. The home has an open floor plan, with one room flowing graciously into the next.


A flagstone entryway leads to the living room. Original hardwood floors in both the living and dining rooms have been refinished under the direction of the current owners. Gracing the walls of all the rooms and adding to the charm of the house are paintings by one of the owners.


To enlarge the home, the original garage was made into a step-down family room. Beyond the family room is a garden room, inspired by the atriums of roman times. Light streams through a contiguous ceiling/wall window, to dance on the tile floor below.


The kitchen is exceptionally large and has a breakfast area as well. The owners say that it was a veritable dungeon when they moved in, as all surfaces were of dark colors. Contrasting light colors have been added and a large sliding glass door leads to a pleasant flagstone patio complete with pergola.


This home is situated on a double lot that has been beautifully landscaped. The backyard plantings were designed for privacy, with delicate fir trees screening the patio. The large lot and many plantings provide an enticing environment for wildlife; the owners have had the pleasure of watching birds and bunny rabbits growing up and sharing the yard.