Wednesday, May 21, 2014 11:50 PM
Twilight Open House - Tuesday, 5/27 - 4-7PM
Original GE Refrigerator Cabinets!
• 1,996 sq. ft., 3 bath, 4 bdrm single story
- Mid Century Modern Gem!
Sunset Hills, St. Louis County
Swanky mid-century modern paradise that is truly perfection! The seller is only the second owner (and both clearly knew and loved what made this home so special) which is why it maintains so many of it's unique original features. You'll feel like you've been transported back to the 1960's with a "twist" of modern updates that stay true to the origins of the home without sacrificing features. Even the furnishings have been hand selected and procured to match the period (the furnishings alone make it worth seeing this one in person). This light filled masterpieces includes vaulted exposed beam ceilings throughout the main livings spaces, built-in indirect fluorescent lighting, floor to ceiling windows, atomic style original lighting, tiled period baths, original steel cased windows, and an original GE kitchen!
The kitchen includes a truly rare and fully operational three section GE Wall Mounted refrigerator/freezer designed by George Nelson of Herman Miller for the "Wonder Kitchen" in 1955. The matching GE metal cabinets are highlighted by red laminate countertops with stainless steel edging, a built-in wood cutting board, and an original cooktop with an in the wall control panel and exhaust fan.
The open living room flows beautifully into the family and dining rooms which share a two sided fireplace and original exposed beam vaulted ceilings. There's also a hidden office closet, a mudroom with lockers, and a split bedroom layout consisting of three bedrooms and two original baths on one side of the u-shaped home. The opposite "u" features and incredible master suite that blends so perfectly with the rest of the home that you would NEVER guess that it is a recent addition. Every detail was planned to perfection so that it would match the existing home. It includes a floating king bed frame, built-in shelving, double doors leading to a huge private deck (center of the u), large custom floor to ceiling double pane UV windows with safety glass, separate heating/cooling heat pump unit with it's own remote control, and vaulted ceiling with original exposed beams repurposed from other areas of the home. The spa-like master bath is truly gorgeous with it's Sputnik chandelier, luxurious custom tiling, oversized wall mounted sink with dual faucets, a freestanding tub and an incredible oversized walk-in shower with rain shower head.
If that's not enough the lower level is a playhouse paradise with tons of additional living space and a second fireplace. Outside is the incredible private deck with multiple sets of doors opening from the master and main living areas. You'll love relaxing here after you pluck the day's produce from one of several raised garden beds. This is truly a gardener's delight with multiple fruit trees (apple, cherry, apricot, pear, peach and plum), 15 grape vines and a multitude of mixed berry bushes that will provide fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the season! There's also a large three section built-in compost bin, side deck and children's playhouse.
This home is like a trip through Candy Land for any mid-century modern fan. See feature sheet for more details (upper left) or visit custom site designed by homeowner at: 10243juliusnorthway.com