An Amberley Village Mid-Century Modern on Almost Two Acres


7460 Fair Oaks Dr.

Photograph by Chris Farr

Although Amberley Village’s Brookwood neighborhood was largely developed about 80 years ago, the northernmost section was left untouched until the 1950s. Of the homes in this section, we’re especially fond of this 1955 Mid-Century Modern designed by architect Lloyd Sullivan for his own family. Our favorite feature is the abundance of windows, but another big plus, says listing agent Perrin March, is that it was built with steel beams and floor joists—“an extra measure to insure performance and durability.”

When March sold the home to its current, and only second, owners in 2000, the couple cleared some of the wooded area on site to make a bigger yard; the result is a private, 1.7-acre lot with a sizable deck, multi-colored slate patio, and plenty of lawn space in both front and back.

Photograph by Chris Farr

The patio design is a nod no doubt to the multi-colored slate floors in the home’s public spaces—some original and some added to match after an extensive 2006 renovation of the kitchen, which is now open to both the dining and great rooms beside it. Another bonus is the home’s lower level rec room, complete with a stone fireplace. Taken altogether, the layout and spacious lot have ensured that “this house has always been a fun spot to entertain,” March says. Here’s hoping it finds new owners who carry on the tradition.

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