“525 N. Brookside is a home that represents the best of Lakewood,” according to David Griffin of David Griffin & Company Realtors. “Built originally in 1929 on a spectacular hillside setting, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has been lovingly maintained and updated.”
“As one walks up the sweeping hillside through the terraced front yard, the approach to the home is quite impressive,” says Griffin. The traditional façade features arched windows, brick and stone and a stained oak front door.
An entry vestibule with a cracked tile floor steps up to a spacious stair hall with an iron and brass balustrade. Through a wide arch, one enters into an airy high ceilinged living room with a fireplace. At the end of the room is a study. The dining room features a crystal and iron chandelier that the owners had custom made.
The kitchen and informal dining room were completely renovated in 2007. “Careful consideration was given to build a new kitchen that would enhance and at the same time respect the time proven quality of the home’s original architecture,” says Griffin.
The cabinetry is ebony stained, and the counter tops and backsplash are stainless. Appliances include gas commercial style Wolf range and a glass door SubZero refrigerator. Two pair of French doors open from the informal dining area- one to the backyard and pool; the other to a courtyard of black bamboo.
The master bedroom is on the second floor and overlooks the expansive hillside and regal trees. The master bath features a black granite counter with dual stainless sinks, a soaking tub, and a separate shower. The master closet is 15’ x 9’. Two other large bedrooms on the second floor share a remodeled bath.
Eleven years ago the owners built a two-story “carriage house.” They found bricks that matched the original house and built a two story structure that incorporates a garage, laundry room and guest suite.
“The backyard is private and lushly landscaped. A terraced oasis, there is a pool, a romantic pergola and fireplace, and a Koi pond,” says Griffin. There are Japanese maples, a fig tree, a Bald Cypress, and a small greenhouse. Brick and flagstone walkways and patios and rows of boxwood hedges add additional layers of landscape texture.
Priced at $895,000 the home will be open Sunday from 2pm – 4pm. For more information call David Griffin at 972.733.8401 or visit www.davidgriffin.com.