Revamped Westcliff neighborhood abode has what every young family wants
You've heard the saying that real estate is all about location, location, location, yes? Well, for young families, that means proximity to top-notch schools.
Such is the case with the home at 4500 Hildring Dr., in Westcliff. Not only is it located near Tanglewood Elementary, but it also has been completely revamped and revitalized by its architect owner.
Occupying a generous lot — one-third of an acre — and set back attractively among mature foliage, this 1958 charmer exudes curb appeal. Upgrades like cedar garage doors and a new roof add force to the facade. Within the walls, though, are equally attractive upgrades: new HVAC system, foam insulation, and an extra-large tankless water heater.
Upon entering through handsome paired doors, you can't help but admire the rich, dark, random-width birch hardwood floors in the living room. Stairs opposite the front door lead to a skillful repurposing of the attic, which adds an additional 1,000 square feet to the property's second floor. That brings the home's total square footage to 2,862.
That upstairs attic conversion brings the bedroom and bath totals to four and three, respectively, plus it adds a secondary living area and solves the vexing designer dilemma of where to place the main TV.
The ground floor master suite, generously graced with three closets, includes a double sink vanity and large soaker tub. A smaller additional bedroom would serve beautifully as a home office.
The true downstairs standout, however, is the kitchen and dining area: Carrara marble countertops, handmade Water Works tiles on the backsplash, a chic walnut island, all of which faces an open area anchored by a wood-burning fireplace with painted brick.
Listed with Kathy Ferguson of Virginia Cook Realtors, the home's asking price has recently been reduced to $565,000.
A version of this story originally was published on Candy's Dirt.