Home shoppers will find few traces of a 1930s convenience store in this unique Underwood Hills conversion. For decades, the bones of this four-bedroom, three-bathroom modernized house on North Woodland Hills Avenue functioned as a "beloved corner store," according to the listing. What stands now is a 3,000-square-foot abode that alternates from loft-cool to cozy around every other turn. Highlights include the soulful wood flooring in many rooms, the canopy-level back deck and a kitchen that appears to be top-flight. Added bonus: The walls of the home gym are adequately mirrored for even the biggest ego. Some might quibble with the Juliette balconies, the prominence of the garage and a $635,000 price that could smack as ambitious. It's tucked away in a neighborhood near the point where Howell Mill Road crosses Interstate 75. As such, it's saddled with a "car-dependent" Walk Score of 50. But for an intown location, it boasts space and strong schools.
· 1774 N Woodland Hills Avenue NW [Estately]