655 Walavista Avenue
Meticulously maintained 1920’s architectural facets intermix with refurbishments to the kitchen and both full bathrooms in this Crocker Highlands Craftsman, a consummate combination of preservation and renovation. Iconic Craftsman woodwork and built-ins embellish the foyer and formal living and dining rooms exquisitely. Throughout public spaces as well as four bedrooms, expansive picture windows and lustrous hardwood floors combine to radiant effect. Expanding the home’s living space, level gardens offer flourishing areas, banded by stone hardscaping, for recreation and respite.
Well located in every respect, the setting blends residential Crocker Highlands appeal with absolute convenience. A scenic, short walk yields shopping, dining, and entertainment throughout the Lakeshore-Grand hub. Also, highly rated schools, transportation options, and highways lie within ideal proximity.
A welcoming space, the front porch showcases a prominent, character-rich entrance. Glass and geometric woodwork distinguish the mega portal framed by sidelites, extending the impact of the entryway. Period artistry graces public spaces, as vintage pendant fixtures mingle with woodwork accentuating doors, windows, ceilings, and baseboards. Anchoring the living room, an original fireplace features a bold wood mantle framing a tiled surround. Flanked by picture windows more substantial than doors, it adds up to a striking composition. The dining room features a built-in wall-to-wall sideboard. Equal parts function and flair, it elegantly displays and conceals serveware within a combination glass-front cabinetry and fine-grained wood. The dining room features a cleverly useful pass-through window to the kitchen with overhanging countertop, advantageous as a buffet or seating space. Within the kitchen,
updated appliances integrate throughout a high functioning square configuration of natural stone countertop and cabinetry. Encouraging al fresco dining, the kitchen opens directly to the garden.
In a framework affording privacy from public spaces, two main-floor bedrooms and two upstairs bedrooms are each served by full bathrooms on both floors. Renovated to reflect a vintage sensibility, bathrooms incorporate paneled wainscoting, pedestal sinks and classic-style hardware. One integrates a tub, the other an oversized shower.
An attached garage plus basement add to the home’s storage capacity.