This quaint Hyde Park home is the definition of cool with a modest, charming exterior and modern updates inside that channel a hodgepodge of styles, from Mid-Century Modern to Scandinavian—all while maintaining much of its original charm.
The traditional brick house sits back on Burch Avenue, just blocks away from Hyde Park Square, and features a covered porch with plenty of space to enjoy morning coffee while looking out over the meticulously landscaped front yard.
Though the four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1910, the updates inside are thoroughly fresh and sleek. Immediately through the stately front door, you’ll find a family room with an inset fireplace. Dark wood trim complements the light-stained floors and the staircase, which has been updated to include blend seamlessly with the rest of the space.
Adjacent to the living space is a formal sitting room that can be used as a formal dining room since the eat-in kitchen has a casual dining space. Speaking of the kitchen—it makes the biggest design statement in the home.
Industrial pendants hover over the butcher block island, and in the rest of the kitchen, lacquer white and matte black cabinets shine with gold hardware and stainless-steel appliances. It’s a chic and functional space with the slightest touches of Mid-Century Modern.
Between the kitchen and sitting room, you’ll find a separate storage and bar space that could be used as a coffee or drink station. In the same room, restored, original doors are a beautiful contrast to the marble and dark cabinets that humble the otherwise modern space.
Upstairs, the owner’s suite is an oasis separated from the rest of the home. Peaceful white and beachy-tone floors brighten the entire third level. With its vaulted ceilings, matte black honeycomb tile, marble walls, and skylights, the owner’s bathroom is a spa-like dream.
Other notable rooms in the home include the laundry room with stylish cabinets that offer convenient storage, another bathroom with a separate soaking tub and double-vanity, and a lower-level bonus room currently being used as an office-slash-entertainment space. Plus, the backyard is secluded and private, with mature landscaping and plenty of room for entertaining. We vote for dinner al fresco in the summer—and lots of parties, too.