Sitting in the Jordan Park area of Laurel Heights is an Arts & Crafts five-bedroom home designed by Joseph Leonard, the architect responsible for developing most of the Jordan Park area. The shingled house was built around 1910 and is filled with wood wainscoting, millwork, beamed ceilings, and stained-glass windows. A rounded turret upstairs tops it all off. An upper level attic almost feels like the interior of an old ship's belly, with angled, dark wood walls and a wood plank floor. The home just hit the market asking $3.5 million.
The house is being sold completely unstaged, perhaps taking lessons from the empty Sea Cliff home that recently sold for $4.7 million over asking. The lack of furniture shows off the home's detailing and allows potential buyers to imagine what they would do with the space. Some gentle renewal and modernizing is definitely necessary, but all we can hope is that those wooden interiors aren't ripped out or coated in thick white paint.
· 71 Jordan Avenue [Official Site]
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