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Remade Allandale contemporary wants $889K

Open, modern style mixes well with neighborhood’s midcentury homes

Contemporary one-story front porch white concrete floor, two bright-red posts, orange-yellow ceiling
4503 Oakmont Boulevard
Via Gottesman Residential Real Estate

This light-filled contemporary was completely remodeled in 2012, according to its listing with Gottesman Residential Real Estate. Other sites present the same year as its build date, though some list sales going back to 1996. Since it fits in nicely, scale- and stylewise, with surrounding homes built around the 1950s—when its Allandale neighborhood was developed—it’s possible that it’s a completely new structure on the footprint of a previous one.

Whatever the case, it’s a lovely riff on the mid-sized family home. The open-plan living area, with its creative use of a dropped ceiling over the kitchen and its savvy window placement, harvests plenty of indirect light as well as being visually interesting. Its large glass doors open on to a deck and fenced yard; there’s also a detached, one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house (or office or studio, why not?)

The design makes the most of its 2,070 square feet, using similarly large windows and a clean style throughout its three bedrooms and two bathrooms to create an unfussy, relaxed feel. It has hardwood and tile floors, vaulted ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, and an unusually good-looking gate that conceals a carport.