Wednesday, October 30, 2019

4407 Bedford Place

Bedford Place is one of those tricky roads in Guilford. You think you know where it is, but you actually don't. Guilford's system of one-way streets and dead ends don't help.
From the real estate website: Spotless condition - uniquely designed home by Palmer-Lamdin. 
This home has all of the possible charm one could want in a city home: beautiful stonework, carved doors,
canopy arches, hand-wrought iron fixtures. Living room with large fireplace; living room, den, family room with French doors to a private garden.
Gated driveway.
Gourmet kitchen. Separate teen's suite/maid's room. Whole house generator.
The house sold in January of 2017 for $639,000. 

Friday, October 18, 2019

On The Market: 217 Paddington Road

There are a series of houses along Paddington Road that are perfect examples of Palmer & Lamdin's work. Paddington Court, which I wrote about here, has several, and bracketing the entrance to the court is this house, 217 Paddington. 
217 is a rough stone house, in the English cottage tradition,
with lots of details, including beautiful millwork and built-in bookshelves. The dining room has exposed stone walls, making it less formal than others in P&L houses.
The living room has French doors and a big fireplace.

This house has two patios, one on the south side and one on the east side, so you can soak in or avoid the sun, as you so choose.
Homeland, where the house is located, is filled with trees which were planted around the time this house was built in 1928, so there's plenty of shade. 

Because parking on Paddington Road is at a premium, there is a garage and driveway for your cars. 
The house is new to the market, and is listed at $875,000. The listing is here

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

On the Market: 119 St. Dunstan's Road

Homeland is full of houses designed by Palmer & Lamdin in the 1920's and they fully reflect the design sense and craftsmanship of the time. They have held their classic good looks for almost a century now. 
As I drove up St. Dunstan's a few weeks ago, my head snapped around and I felt sure that this was a P&L house. I checked my handy-dandy catalogue raissonĂ© and sure enough, there it was: 119 St. Dunstan's Road. There is so much charming detail on this house that it's easy to miss some of it. From the front entrance with its stone- and brick-work, 
to the elegant front hall and the detail along the stairs, 
to the basement "rumpus room" and it's beautiful wood doors,
to the wood-beamed study, lined with books, 
you can see P&L's imprimatur all over the house. 

The rear of the house is pretty interesting, too. They've added a pool, which doesn't overwhelm the grounds, 
but still leaves room for a nice stone wall and some lawn. 
I can't quite figure out whether the sunroom would have been original, or closed in later on. 
The house has five bedrooms, four and a half baths, and a two car garage, and is on the market for $925,000. The listing is here