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Modern update highlights Hancock bungalow’s gorgeous vintage features

Built in 1938, the renovated home is on the market for $799K

A brick house with a gabled roof facing forward along with two smaller gables on top. It has a covered porch with two arches in front.
914 East 38-1/2 Street
Via Compass

The habit of remodeling historic and vintage homes, especially the interiors, with a modern eye is nothing new, particularly in neighborhoods like Hyde Park, which are chockablock with charming but often unremarkable bungalows built in the early decades of the 20th century.

WIth a remodel that takes advantage of its traditional form one-and-a-half-story, brick bungalow represents the best aspects of a modern approach to renovation—one that brings in light and brings out the home’s best existing features—in this case, its interior verticality and the rich wood of its numerous arched entrances, windows, and doorways.

Built in 1938, the2,399-square-foot home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a media room, an office loft, a screened upstairs porch, and two-car garage. It features wood and hard tile floors throughout, built-ins, pocket doors, a number of double-hung windows, a covered front porch (with more arches), and a shaded lot with mature trees and other foliage. The home at 914 East 38-1/2 Street is listed by Lindsay Neuren at Compass.

Double-height living room with white walls, a wood floor, and three arches with thick wood trim.
Detail of three wooden arches. The middle one looks into a dining area and another arch with a kitchen behind it.
Arched doorway looking onto living area. There are arches on either side with built-in cabinets in their lower halves. There is a three-bulb pendant over a dining room set in the foreground.
A kitchen with wood floors, white walls and upper and lower cabinets, and an extended counter under an open archway on the left side.
Open living area at the top landing of stairs. The room has wood floors and white walls. Two sets of sliding glass doors reveal an screened porch and a second room with a silver exercise ball on the floor.
An upstairs bedroom with a bed, wood floors, and four windows. Pocket doors open on to an adjacent sitting room.
A contemporary bathroom with off-white, glass tiles in shades of red and light brown on the walls, a step-in shower with a glass half-wall, double floating vanities of dark wood with glass counter tops and white sinks, and three mirrors on one wall.
A screened-in second story porch with light gray walls and trim and two modern metal couches and small orange tables arranged around a sisal rug. It opens on to a sitting room in front of a bedroom.