Located at 55 E. Scott St., this 6,000-square-foot, $3.75- million Gold Coast residence is an 1880s carriage house that was renovated into a single-family home by its present owner, working with designer Bruce Gregga. The abode boasts three en suite bedrooms, two fireplaces, outdoor space and a heated and air conditioned two-car garage.
Where You’ll Live
The first-floor family room has wide-plank hardwood floors, a media center, a wet bar and a fireplace, as well as two sets of French doors leading to the private patio and yard. Just off the family room, the large kitchen features cherry-wood cabinetry and high-end appliances, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer and a Thermador oven and stovetop. The luxurious master suite features a Juliet balcony overlooking the home’s generously sized yard. The master bath includes heated stone floors, a large stone shower, an oversize tub and a skylight that allows ample sun to stream in. The 225-square-foot dressing room offers plenty of space for his and hers summer and winter wardrobes. The lower level of the home includes a spacious Honduran mahogany-paneled family/game room, a temperature-controlled wine cellar, a fully equipped exercise room and a laundry room.
What You’ll Love
The exquisite design provides privacy without forsaking natural light. A limestone-floored entry hall leads to a dramatic, atriumlike 700-square-foot living room with a 24-foot ceiling and a spectacular oversize skylight. While the room is large, it’s warmly anchored by a fireplace and limestone mantel.
Sixteen-year real estate veteran Jane Field talks the art of renovation.
What’s the first thing clients should do when they want to buy a renovated home?
It’s very important to determine who the various professionals who completed the renovation were and contact them. Then hire a competent home inspector.
Any advice for a homeowner thinking of renovating a home?
Engage only a top firm, which means you’ll have to do some digging and get referrals. Be certain to understand that the process will take twice as long as the tradespeople estimate.
How should buyers select a broker?
Ask your friends; interview at least three brokers; check their credentials and review their transactions history.