On the Market: A Rustic Mod Time Capsule in Quail Creek
text and photos by Lynne Rostochil
When I heard that one of my favorite homes in north Quail Creek was on the market yesterday, I quickly lined up an appointment to check it out. From the realtor’s photos, this rustic mod looked like an impressive time capsule, and others must have agreed because we were the fifth couple to tour the home on just its second day on the market. Listed at $325,000, the nearly 2,900 sf, custom-built home provides one oooh and ahhh after another, beginning with the entry that contains some great built-in seating, shelving, and stunning wood-slatted accents that act as dividers and ceiling ornamentation:
(Yes, that’s my hubby modeling the entry hall bench — isn’t he cute?)
To the left is a dramatic, sunken formal living room anchored by a beautiful rock fireplace:
The cozy formal dining room on the other side of the living space is divided by a curved, wood-slatted divider and built-in cabinets:
Can I have that gorgeous dining room set, please?! Wow!
I didn’t photograph the kitchen because it received a horrible ’80s remodel, but just off of it is this fantastic built-in grill:
Okay, it may not be practical, but it’s oh-so-sexy!
To me, the best room of the house is the giant den, which boasts huge windows overlooking the backyard, lots of built-in shelves, a bar (complete with avocado green counter tops), and a crazy hanging fireplace:
If I owned this house, I don’t think I’d ever leave this room … and how inviting is that hanging chair nestled up to the chess table? Love!
There are three bedrooms off of this room, including an ample master suite with a small office space and a monstrous walk-in closet with tons of built-ins. This photo shows just the sleeping area of the master bedroom and a to-die-for rya rug over the bed that I know I’m going to spend many a night dreaming about:
Like most of the rest of the house, the very blue master bath is all original and is pretty spectacular — here’s just a small corner of it:
Yes, that’s fabric on the linen closet door — such a great detail.
My photos really don’t do this house justice; I was in a hurry to shoot a few frames before the realtor closed up the house and snapped what I could while she was doing so. There are several more photos on Zillow if you want to have a look at them:
And, if you’re interested in purchasing a great MCM that’s in need of a little love, contact the listing realtor, Amy Denner, at 843-8188.