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This Virginia-Highland Craftsman hopes to charm for $1.1M

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Modern upgrades marry tradition in 1915 brick home near North Highland Avenue hotspots

Path to brick home with porch.
Charm and character at first glance

Touting roots of American Four Square architecture, this two-story 1915 house in Virginia-Highland incorporated some modern characteristics during a 2008 renovation.

The large picture windows and square floorplan speak to the home’s heritage, while the stone countertops, tile backsplash, and gourmet La Cornue range in the kitchen speak to the home’s more recent past.

For some buyers, though, the choice of blue for the range may be considered an unfortunate misstep in an otherwise gorgeous kitchen.

The house also contains four bedrooms and three baths, including the master bathroom, which invokes images of a day spa with its glass and stone walk-in shower and freestanding soaking tub.

A dining room, living room, family room, and office further fill up the 3,200-square-foot residence, possibly justifying the very specific $1,099,850 asking price at an address like this, a few doors down from North Highland Avenue.

However, the outdoor living spaces easily rival the interior as the best assets of the house.

The large covered front porch is the perfect spot to catch up with neighbors, while the screened-in back porch and deck are ideal for entertaining. It lacks a garage but boasts a pretty porte-cochère and off-street parking aplenty.

Plus, the well-established Green Giant arborvitae and hydrangeas provide more than enough privacy for the backyard, a bonus in this highly populated neighborhood.