2311 Stillman Road (1991 and 2005)

This 1914 Tudor was purchased by its present owners in 1987 and was featured on the 1991 Heights Heritage Tour. The magnificent residence, which has since been redecorated in traditional décor, has an inviting feel which shows how lovingly it is cared for and maintained. As the ultimate compliment to the owners, they were told by a woman who was raised here in the 1930s that they are “using the house the same way my parents did.”

The home underwent extensive renovation in 1929, the plans for which have been cherished and passed on from owner to owner; today they are carefully preserved in the home. The current owner believes that the built-in cabinetry in the dining room was part of the renovation as was the addition of French doors to the terrace from the living room, library and dining room. The Tudor effect on the exterior was also added during the 1929 renovation.

The complete four-floor addition included the sun room and library on the ground level, the master bedroom, bath and dressing area on the second floor, additional space in the third floor attic and a playroom in the basement. During the renovation, wainscoting was added in the dining room, crown molding in the living room and functional built-in cabinetry in the “receiving” and linen rooms. The cabinetry, made of cypress, has never warped.

The family that inhabited the home in the ‘30s owned a successful company. At a time when others were out of work, a seamstress would come to this house every week to tailor, repair and make clothes for the family. She used the pull-out cabinetry in the linen room to cut clothing patterns. Also at that time, the current sun room was used as a music room and the current library was designated the “father’s room.”
The home’s original landscape design was created in 1916 by Albert D. Taylor. At one time, the rear lot contained a rose garden and during the Depression, the gracious owners allowed people to enter and
enjoy it.

Since the 1991 tour, the current owners have added granite countertops and an oak floor in the kitchen. They also installed a garden window. The homeowners did all of the painting and wallpapering, even many of the window treatments.

To your right as you enter the home are the living room and sun room with traditional décor, fabulous crown molding, original fireplace and unique art. Next is the dark, cool library featuring a rug purchased in Istanbul.

Pass through the French doors to the garden terrace. Next are the dining room and kitchen. Before going upstairs, peek into the receiving room to the left of the stairway. On the second floor is the linen room with its built-in cabinets. The next room is currently used for sewing or guests. There is an additional guest bedroom adjacent to a sitting room and computer room. On the third floor is another guest suite, complete with sitting room and bath.


Watch For:

  • Marble topped radiator in the receiving room
  • Watercolor in the foyer, purchased from an artist who painted the house from the street
  • Watercolors from Venice and Belize, in foyer and living room
  • Hand woven rugs from Belize in second floor sitting room and computer room


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