Million Dollar Listing
For prospective homebuyers hoping to own a piece of history, 1302 Elizabeth Blvd. might be just the property. Located in historic Ryan Place, this 6,074-square-foot estate once belonged to John Ryan himself, who founded the neighborhood back in 1911. (His luxe homestead was completed two years later, in 1913.)
If the home’s Italian renaissance façade doesn’t catch your attention, the fully restored interiors will. Boasting five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and two half baths, the home combines the best of old-world living and modern amenities.
Guests are immediately greeted by a grand staircase that sets the tone for the rest of the home. On the main floor, four living areas provide plenty of space for relaxation and conversation. (And, because this is 2016, television, too — the house is wired for flat-screens.) The formal dining room features an opulent chandelier while the informal dining/family room has intricately patterned wainscoting on the walls and ceiling.
Love natural light? That won’t be a problem, as the house has walls of windows throughout. Or, let the outside all the way in by opening the French doors that lead to both the front and back porches, as well as a sprawling second-floor balcony, from which you can survey your half-acre interior corner lot.
Upstairs, the master bedroom has a gorgeously outfitted en-suite bathroom and a sprawling closet that’s any clotheshorse’s dream. In addition to two generously sized guest rooms, a bedroom with built-in bunk beds has kid-friendly charm to spare. A bookcase-lined nursery is fit for a princess — or could easily be converted into a library.
As if this all weren't enough, there's also the plumbed third floor, a guest quarters, and a full-size basement.
The home is listed by Jennifer Demel of Burt Ladner Real Estate LLC for a cool $1.399 million.