We’ve all seen quaint neighborhoods built just after WW2. I just had to share how renovating a 50′s rancher and adding curb appeal can make this a desirable place to live once again. This is a typical rancher with basement. The matching A frame end sections and mid porch facing have been faced in stone.
The landscaping is tastefully created and the use of pine straw as the mulch helps to focus on the stone. It’s a clever use of natural materials and takes this home from the 50′s to the current trend in renovations. This home is located in my neighborhood and I’m so proud of the care they took to tastefully blend the old with the new.
If you have one million seventy-five thousand dollars, you can own this painted brick traditional southern home. It looks old but is brand new. I appreciate that the new trend is to look old. I want to see this sort of thing repeated in all price range neighborhoods. There is something so welcoming and inviting about the old southern homes.
You can see the inside of the home HERE
That painted brick gives a plantation feel and the white keeps the home cool by reflecting the light instead of absorbing it. This home has such a pretty view out the front. I would have added a big front porch for rocking chairs wouldn’t you?
It does have a very pretty back porch. The kitchen and family room open to this area. There is a paved patio and 3 car garage under the porch. The home is over 5,500 square feet.
I think it’s really pretty don’t you?
The homes in the Fair Oaks neighborhood are part of an estate called the Blumenthal Home property. It was a Jewish senior living care facility started in the early 1960′s. The massive home still sits at the end of a lane leading in to the Fair Oaks community. The Blumenthal home was purchased and restored. It is a private residence today.
A new facility for the seniors was built in a neighboring town and the Blumenthal organization has used monies from the sale of the home toward grants to help care for the elderly.