The Master Bedroom has 2 closets and it's own private bath.
The third floor has 2 more great sized bedrooms and a laundry chute!
Mike and Jean Ysbrand could live with the split-entry foyer and floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace in the 1977 home they bought seven years ago.
Build a stairway leading up to a new, covered front porch, portico or canopy to create a warm welcome for guests.
Break up a continuous roofline by adding dormers to create visual interest.
Setting a remodeling budget you feel comfortable with can help you avoid overspending.
Increasing a split-level's curb appeal can go a long way toward updating a tired exterior.
Before even entering the house, there is a beach for your summer enjoyment, a wrap around deck with plenty of room for everyone, and an outdoor shower to keep from tracking sand indoors.
Features inside include a great Family Room with it's own bar, a Chef's Kitchen with 2 stoves & top of the line Viking appliances, custom cabinets/breakfast bar, Large Galley Sink/Food Prep Station, Italian Terrazzo floors, Soap Stone Counter tops, hand hewn stairwells, a massive Living Room, 2 wood burning fireplaces and an enclosed porch.
We’re thinking the rage for mid-century modern has just about run its course, and something else will have to take its place. While we loved the idea of a small, vintage house in a great neighborhood full of old trees and great restaurants and independent bookstores and one-of-a-kind shops, we knew that just wouldn’t work for the lives we’re really living.
If it’s hard for you to imagine the big 70s split-level having the same kind of appeal, we get that. We’ve got two adults and a revolving door of three getting-bigger kids (with other parents who live about 60 miles apart from each other).
“The dark, grainy wood on all the cabinets was awful,” Mike said of the dated kitchen.
“And it was really hard to cook and entertain in there.” When the Ysbrands needed room to seat 12 people for dinner, they swapped furniture, hauling the dining table to the large sunken living room and dragging the living room furniture into the dining area — until one night.
Simplicity and sustainability are ideas we like a lot. It’s just a different kind of old-school cool (now that the ’70s were 40 years ago).