This Kennedy Heights Mini-Castle Has a Sweet History

There’s also a Montgomery Inn connection to this totally renovated Tudor cottage.

3617 Ravenwood Avenue

Photograph courtesy of Cutler Real Estate

Forget the massive manor. This adorable four-bedroom, three-bath mini castle is a sweet dream. Longtime owner Charles Kalomeres, proprietor of the Kennedy Heights Sweet Shop, lived here with his wife and family, including his daughter Matula. Her name might ring a bell—she created the sauce to go with the ribs at the restaurant she and her husband Ted Gregory opened, Montgomery Inn.

Listing agent Don Johnson says the Kennedy Heights home has been completely overhauled. From the street, you’re struck by its historic charm, mostly in the form of the turreted entry and the faux half-timbered exterior.

Photograph courtesy of Cutler Real Estate

Photograph courtesy of Cutler Real Estate

Up close, you’ll see that entry gives the 1929-built home a focal point with showstopping patterned tile and a welcoming lantern pendant. The foyer leads almost directly into the clean, modern kitchen. The subway tile backsplash, marble-like granite countertops, all-white cabinets with matte black fixtures and hardware, and stainless appliances contribute to the sleek look. There’s also a pantry and door that leads outside.

The kitchen is open to the dining room, with a picture-frame hardwood floor and double doors that open to a small patio above the garage. Those hardwood floors continue throughout the first floor, including in the living room. There, the picture window is lined by a built-in bench, and the non-working tiled fireplace (love those lily pad accent tiles) is framed by narrow French doors.

Also on the first floor are three of the four bedrooms including the master. The light-filled bedroom also has picture-frame hardwood floors. Nearby, the master bath features more marble-like details including the vanity and flooring along with a subway tile shower and a little alcove with shelving for storage. Down the hall, the laundry room, conveniently located near the bedrooms, is hidden by a space-saving barn door.

Photograph courtesy of Cutler Real Estate

Upstairs, the mixed-use space gives you lots of options. The hideaway second level can be a playroom-slash-rec area, den, second living room, bedroom, or the entire floor can act as an in-law suite. A large full bath on that upper level features many of the same elements found in the kitchen and bathrooms like subway tile.

Outside, the front has a one-car garage and the backyard is mostly private with a large tree and greenery. Since it’s a flat yard, there’s loads of potential—think swing set for the kiddos, a patio furniture setup, a garden, and area to build a deck or pour a patio, whatever sweet dream you can imagine.

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