Previously a typical, brick ranch, this 1959 Montgomery home looks nothing like your ordinary suburban residence, thanks to recent renovations. “Over the last decade, many of the 1950s ranch homes in this neighborhood have been torn down,” says Rebecca Sequeira, listing agent and owner of Arnell Enterprises, which oversaw the renovations. “Large, two-story homes [are] being built in their places—most selling for $800,000 to $1.2 million.” Opting to rehab the home, Sequeira says the project included replacing “almost everything except the basic shell of the home.”
Renovations began with converting the original single front door into gorgeous double wood doors with wrought iron detailing that match the wood door of the attached two-car garage. These natural accents contrast nicely with the home’s exterior, which features a mix of blue-gray brick and vinyl siding.
Inside, the walls separating the kitchen and family room were removed to create an open concept, Sequeira says. The open living room, kitchen, and dining spaces now share a 12-foot cathedral ceiling and wood floors. The living room also features a fireplace and large windows that provide natural light, and the sharp white kitchen comes complete with stainless steel appliances, a subway tile backsplash, quartz countertops, and an eat-in island that’s illuminated by a chic sputnik-style chandelier. The kitchen connnects to a spacious dining area as well as double glass doors that walk out to the backyard. The dining and living spaces are only slightly divided by a staircase that descends to a finished basement.
Though unassuming, the 2,880-square-foot home, which was sale pending at press time, features four bedrooms and four bathrooms. During renovations, a 600-square-foot addition included the master suite, laundry room, and mudroom. The master suite features a tray ceiling; a massive walk-in closet that connects to the laundry room; a walk-out to the backyard; and the bathroom of our dreams, with a marbled double vanity, tile floor, and curbless shower.
Downstairs is every kiddo’s dream: an open area for all-things fun. Plus, there’s a wet bar and wine fridge, a space that could serve as a second living room, the fourth bedroom that could also function as a home office, a full bathroom, and a second laundry room.
Aside from the obvious upgrades, the makeover also included new plumbing, roof, gutters, and windows. There’s also a laundry list of “invisible” improvements, like a smart garage door opener system controlled via smartphone and a conduit under the new driveway that allows future homeowners to install internet service underground in lieu of overhead wires. Sequeira says it best: “Every detail of the home’s design was carefully planned and chosen.”