Don't be fooled by the rocking-chair front porch and fanciful front windows — this century-old Craftsman asking $669,000 in Grant Park has gone contemporary on the inside. On the neighborhood's eastern fringes, a stone's throw from Glenwod Park and Fuqua's controversial endeavor, the property is relatively large (2,352 square feet) for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house, and it fuses timeworn charms (the doors, some floors, the preserved fireplaces) and streamlined modernity throughout.
Kitchen countertops of butcher-block and stainless steel are cooly utilitarian, though the pro-grade fridge looks awkwardly lonely in the hallway. One obvious highlight is the bi-level back deck that overlooks a tranquil backyard with a water feature and room for bocce. This pad joins just a handful of $600,000-plus houses on the Grant Park market right now, including this recently reduced Victorian that's larger but now comparably priced.
- 702 Rosalia St. [Harry Norman Realtors]