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Creative Clarksville contemporary asks $1.12M

A 1948 home that started as a bungalow is recognizable as such, but barely

It’s hard to tell that this multistoried, contemporary home started life in 1948 as a bungalow. That is largely due to a sleek redesign by local firm Webber + Studio Architects, who added a second story to the back of the house, introducing more light throughout, and added such modern features as floating stairs. Bill Bauer complemented the look with simple, drought-tolerant landscaping.

The medium-sized bungalow-that-could is located in mid-Clarksville, close to such neighborhood (and city) favorite restaurants as Josephine House, Galaxy Café, Jeffrey’s, and Medici.

The 1,838-square-foot home features two bedrooms and two full bathrooms as well as two living areas—one of which is reached by floating up those aforementioned stairs to a gorgeously restrained, modernist nook of a den that’s half library, half hideway. Its windows frame gorgeously the ancient live oaks on the grounds, and there’s a second-floor balcony as well.

Downstairs features a patio, porch cover, fences, and foliage that are a little wilder, but no less perfectly suited for the private areas.

A formal dining room off the kitchen grounds the white walls and brighter colors in many of the other rooms.

To varying degrees, the two bedrooms and two bathrooms introduce pops of color, bright or subdued.

The dining room leads to open stairs that lead to a uniquely modern space—natural, neutral, calming, and stimulating.

Large windows overlooking the woodsy, fenced yard with intimate pockets patios.

1712 West 10th Street [Chris Long, Gottesman Residential Real Estate]