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Overhauled Rockridge Tudor Returns Asking $1.6 Million

This classic house's New Year's resolution was a complete remodel, and six months later it kept it

You might not recognize this Tudor-style home at 6011 Rockridge, even though it only went off the market six months ago. Someone snapped it up for $1.1 million last December, which was presumably a disappointment compared to the original $1.5 million asking.

Since then, a lot has changed in the three bedroom, three bath, 2,000-square-foot house circa 1925. The roof is brand new and so are its two skylights (although, thank heaven, they kept its original shingle style), and the interior was reshuffled completely, with the dining room and kitchen moved clear across the house to the south side and an en suite bathroom added to the master bedroom, new floors installed in the living room.

An extra staircase has sprouted up to the attic, and the garage now sports french doors. The former basement has become a new den. The magnolia doors and mahogany windows you see here were made by Ghanbari Designs just for this remodel.

The old house received some seismic retrofits, including bolting it to the foundation. Even the lower slab was replaced. Just for the heck of it, they built a chalkboard into the wall of the newly redesigned kitchen.

That's a lot to swallow since December. After the remodel by Next Level Architects, it's now back up for sale, an extra half a million added to its previous receipt for the trouble. There's an open house on Sunday, and the public can decide if a contemporary take on a classic design is to their liking.