The short stretch of West 37th Street where this two-story home is located has been home to a legendary DIY holiday light display since the 1980s—and while the collaborative, oddball fantasia created spontaneously by the residents on that street has waxed and waned in quality over the years, it was back on in a big way in 2018.
That’s a good sign for the street and the people who live there. The tiny stretch of vintage homes like this expanded 1930s bungalow (since expanded), which is part of North University, is at its most adorable when it’s functioning in a neighborly fashion.
This updated home which the listing calls “French-meets-modern,” has four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,736 square feet. The original home, which has a two-story addition in back, retains its 1930s charm with built-ins and high ceilings along with modern updates including an an eat-in, bistro-style chef’s kitchen.
The private, fenced backyard features a custom studio building and decked seating area, and the property has a detached, one-car garage.
• 305 West 37th Street [Hindsite 20/20]