Kirsten Blazek and Gillian Lawlee are obsessed with aesthetics. They’re the design team behind the staging and design company a1000xbetter who have a penchant for mixing old vintage pieces with new modern finds. And, Living Spaces reports they aim to make “every space we create look like a really cool person actually lives there.”
And that’s exactly what they did here. A really cool person will enjoy how they paid special attention to preserving the home’s character by keeping as many of the original details as possible. And, they’ll appreciate how they blend fun accents like the Farrow and Ball wallpaper of the fireplace with the preserved woodwork, hardware, windows, and hardwood floors in the living room.
Lighting fixtures from Hinkley and Schoolhouse Electric are enhance several rooms in the home.
The gourmet kitchen is a chef’s delight. Instead of gutting this area, Blazek and Lawlee decided to preserve the original floor tile. The cabinets were painted green and Cle Tile was added to the backsplash. The island is from Living Spaces’ OTB collection and features a marble top.
Their homage to old world aesthetics continues upstairs where you’ll find the master bedroom with an en suite bath and dual walk-in closets. Two additional well sized bedrooms are also located on the secord floor. The design team managed to carve out another bathroom up here too without giving up any closet space. (Genius.)
The flat and re-landscaped grassy backyard (with room for a pool) welcomes Sunday afternoon hangouts with friends. Or you can go hang with the rest of the cool people in Franklin Village and enjoy one of the sidewalk cafes, bars and restaurants like La Poubelle.
Last sold June for just under $1.261 million. It’s now listed for $1.725 million.
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Listing courtesy of Jeremy Kaiser & Alyse Livingston – PLG Estates