The home at 7615 Willow Grove Blvd. begins with a West Indies flair outside and blends contemporary and traditional features inside to come up with its own unique style. It’s more than 4,300 square feet of luxury living space in one of the city’s premier neighborhoods off Perkins Road.
Marble tile paves a walkway up to the front porch and through the massive arched doors into the foyer. Then the tile gives way to fabulous dirty-top pine floors that stretch throughout much of the first floor.
Just off the foyer is a guest suite with a full bath. Continuing inside, a big living space in the center of the home consists of the kitchen, a breakfast room, the living room and then the elevated den. The living room and den share a two-sided fireplace.
The designer created an eclectic look inside this home by combining traditional with contemporary features. Many of the light fixtures, for example, are modern. But then there are traditional hallmarks like exposed wood beams crossing the ceiling, barn doors and of course the dirty-top pine floors. The combination of traditional with contemporary gives this home its own interesting style.
The kitchen has a massive quartzite island and matching counter tops. Cabinetry is painted, and the top row of the cupboard has glass-front doors with upgraded hardware. The appliance package is stainless, and includes a commercial-grade KitchenAid cooking center with 6 gas burners and griddles below a pot-filler. Unique subway tiles made of clear glass provide the backsplash. A stainless farm sink is below a double set of windows topped by transoms. A microwave-over-oven wall combo is nearby, and the island contains a wine cooler.
A formal dining room with picture windows to the porch and back yard is located just off the kitchen, which is separated from the living room by a breakfast room. Behind the kitchen, a home office connects to a full bath.
The home’s laundry conveniently enters the master closet, a long room with lots of hanging space and built-ins. A rolling barn door opens into the marble master bath, which has a huge soaker tub below a frosted glass window. There’s also a double-sized walk-in shower with a rain head, two shower heads and a hand-held unit.
Two marble vanities are in 3cm slabs topped by a massive wall mirror with light fixtures installed in the glass. The master bedroom has upgraded carpet and a big window to the back porch and yard.
The yard is 100 percent private thanks to a tall whitewashed block wall. A wide porch with two ceiling fans in a beaded board ceiling overlooks the yard, and there’s a covered grilling station off to one side. The back yard – which is really a side yard – is small and low-maintenance by most standards, but it’s big for The Settlement at Willow Grove, according to Heather Kirkpatrick, the KDK Capital Region Realty agent marketing the home.
The exit to the home’s two-car garage has a nice drop-off area for the kids. Surround-sound is installed throughout the home, which also has 8-foot interior doors.
While the downstairs section of the home is wide open and perfect for entertaining, upstairs is all about the kids. Three bedrooms are up here along with a full bath and plumbing for a second bath, Kirkpatrick said.
About this Home
7615 Willow Grove Blvd.
70 x 120 x 71 x 110 feet
4,331 square feet