Despite, or because of, the still-strong period features of this two-story, 1974 house, it’s strangely compelling. Perhaps it’s just that it’s located on a green, leafy lot on a Barton Hills cul-de-sac. Or maybe it’s the way its style straddles several eras, starting with its origins in the mid-1970s.
The entrance to the home, for instance, is all red doors, archways, and mirrors, with cut-out concrete privacy walls outside a couple of the windows. The classic split-level opens up over period-appropriate/probably original ironwork railings on a indoor and outdoor balconies and winding down the stairs to the (yes) family room, which is focused around a stone fireplace and chimney. Then there’s the single picture of a wet bar, which has swinging doors and possibly carpeted walls.
On the other hand, the 3316-square-foot home has light-colored, high-sheen wood floors, newish windows that are likely larger than the originals were, and a neutral-toned contemporary kitchen.
Sliding glass doors, ironwork, and a built-in planter mix with granite countertops and stainless appliances.
The home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, which have been renovated in a contemporary style.
A pebbled concrete patio and driveway bring it all back to the 70s.
• 1705 Graywood Cove [Spyglass Realty and Investments]