Simon Storey, recently labeled one of Wallpaper Magazines emerging Architects of 2014, found two side by side lots in the hills of Mount Washington and designed and built two modern single family homes, that are strikingly distinct from the rest of the quiet neighborhood. A mirror of one another each with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a 2 car garage, 331 N Crane features a slightly larger lot at 2,267 square feet and 1,220 square feet of interior space, while 327 N Crane is on a slightly smaller lot (1,999 square feet,)and features just 120 square feet less interior space.
The two, low boxy structures are wrapped in a vertical wood siding and surrounded by an angled white picket fence. The poured concrete driveway and tucked garage door design leaves additional room for off street parking.
In both homes the living spaces are located on the upper level. The front door opens to a light, bright and airy living room, dining and kitchen areas. White oak floors flow throughout the home. Modern bay windows provide natural light and an ideal place to perch while looking out over the hillside neighborhood.
The kitchen features carrera marble countertops and a large skylight to wash the kitchen in additional natural light. Both homes incorporate state-of-the-art systems including central heat and air conditioning, tankless water heater and a recessed speaker system.
Downstairs, the two bedrooms are spaciously sized. The master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom, large closet and unique concrete wall. The generously sized window looks out over the lushly planted yard.
The en-suite bathroom includes a floating oak vanity with porcelain round vessel sink, and a white subway tile walk-in shower.
The second bedroom features access to the covered outdoor patio and gorgeous views of the hillside neighborhood.
The additional bathroom is light and airy and shares similar finishes found throughout the home. The vanity is topped with carrera marble and this bathroom features a deep soaking tub.
The two car garage/ flex space incorporates a large skylight. Throughout both homes Storey specified environmentally-conscious elements such as ultra low VOC paint, aluminum windows and dual glazing on all glass surfaces.
These two homes are located within the highly desirable Mt. Washington Elementary school district and are just a few blocks from the Gold Line rail station. Overflowing with the modern amenities that are highly sought after by many buyers today, these two modern homes are sure to move quickly!
Listings courtesy of Tracy B Do, John Aaroe Group