Curtis Park Home & Garden Tour: #3 Classy Flats, 1928

On Fourth Avenue by Gerre

Among the stately homes lining 4th Avenue, this home, with its elegant details adorning a sturdy squared framework, is actually two homes. Each story accommodates a spacious flat measuring over 1,400 square feet. An arched pediment marks the front entry, where one of two doors opens to a stairway leading up to the flat where Gerre lives with Blondie, her Terrier mix.

A recessed corner balcony that looks out through an elegantly scrolled arch is accessed from the stairway landing, as is the large multi-pane glass door to Gerre’s spacious living room. Accents of coral furnishings set amidst fresh green walls contrast and enliven the already bright space of rich wood and white detailing. Following the circular floor plan, one enters the wide-open dining room, rich with warm wood and earthy green walls and centered by an original crystal chandelier. To the rear of the dining room is the kitchen, bright and jazzy in a trio of black, white, and red. The checkerboard floor is complemented by classic white cabinetry and a black countertop with red accent walls. A kitchen alcove extends from the rear and offers a cozy retreat with built-in seating and cabinets.

Continuing along the loop, the main bedroom is nestled in the back corner of the house among trees that lend tropical sensibility, complete with breezy blue walls lined by plantation shutters surrounding a four poster bed and classic furnishings. The central bathroom beyond was recently reconfigured to accommodate a shower, which was purposely designed to reflect the scrolled arch motif of the front recessed porch.

A big Thanks to Rudy Calpo for his photos

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