If you're a sucker for historical charm but aren't keen on the idea of sacrificing modern luxuries, the home at 5901 Vanderbilt Ave. may be your dream come true.
Set in the heart of Lakewood, the four-bedroom Tudor was originally built in 1933, and although it has undergone an extensive remodel, none of the original character has been lost. The footprint remains the same as the day it was built, situated on a deep corner lot, with the addition of some square footage. All of the fireplaces are original to the home.
The entrance makes a strong first impression, with an iron-glass front door and traditional herringbone-pattern floors. You'll find authentic white-oak hardwood flooring throughout the rest of the house, plus eye-catching light fixtures in each room.
In fact, there's nothing boring or predictable here — each of the three-and-a-half bathrooms are distinct from one another, with different style and character that eschews modern remodel standards.
Ideal for entertaining, the floorplan is open and allows for plenty of natural light. The dream kitchen includes marble countertops and a Bertazonni appliance package that will most certainly take the stress out of playing host.
Another cool feature? The house has two separate washer-and-dryer connections: one in the main utility room on the second level, and another in the ground-floor master closet.
A few other perks include a ready-to-go alarm system, an automated closet (yes, you read that right), and a spacious bonus room on the second floor. Plus there is a party-ready backyard with a flagstone side space that's ideally suited for a gas grill and outdoor dining set.
When you're ready to venture out of your dream home, you won't have to go far. Nearby Greenville Avenue restaurants include The Grape, Terilli's, Rapscallion, and Gloria's. Or you can spend the day outside at one of the many local parks.
Interested in a tour? The house is listed with Piper | Brown at The Associates Real Estate Brokerage for $1,198,000.