Built in 1931, this 5980-square-foot house has many lovely original details. The dining room has a 4-wall mural depicting a 19th century pastoral scene. The entry features a stately stair with white risers and spindles, accented by a dark wood treads and railing. There's a library in pickled pine, complete with built-in bookcases and a fireplace. The rooms are large and light-filled with tall paned windows. The house has two powder rooms, and a massive kitchen stocked with the holy trinity of top-of-the-line appliances: Viking range, Sub Zero fridge, Bosch dishwasher.
The kitchen in this home combines the look of period glass front cabinets that you see in many butlers' pantries in the city with smart modern design. There's a gigantic island with a sink set into light marble with dark markings. White subway tiles used in the backsplash make the space seem even larger than it is, and there's a massive dining area where you find that set of glassed cabinets. The kitchen has large windows and feels cheerful and inviting. The design relies on custom cabinetry and and oversize chandelier (a little much, but fun) to carry the modern/classic message.
The large living room has clean, bright white wainscoting, a big bay window and a fireplace. If you'd like to do a bit of informal entertaining, and want to make your mark on this beautiful old home with a project or two, the large finished basement could use a redesign—or any design. That vast space, used in part as a workout room, has another fireplace and loads of potential as family living space. Right now, it's huge, cavernous, empty and a bit sterile. This house last sold in 2009 for $217K, so the current ask is more than triple its last sale price. For that kind of scratch, the 2-bedroom mother-in-law suite complete with living room and full bath will come in handy. It'd help to have at least one rich relative on site to handle a few of the hefty mortgage payments this place will demand.
19365 Cumberland Way [Estately]