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Dream house revamp? This renovated Mid-Century Modern has plenty of corner appeal for under $800,000

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1 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014
Welcome to 9231 Fordshire Drive. Photo by Brie Kelman
2 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 living room
The open living and dining area features angular windows framed by high, vaulted ceilings and intermixed with brick accent walls. Photo courtesy of © Rockbait Photography
2 On the Market 9231 Fordshire before pics September 2014 living room
Before: The living area. Courtesy photo
3 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 kitchen
The kitchen includes a Bertazzoni gas range and oven, Decor refrigerator and plenty of prepping space on marble countertops. Photo courtesy of © Rockbait Photography
On the Market 9231 Fordshire before pics September 2014 kitchen
Before: The kitchen. Courtesy photo
8 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 master bedroom
The master bedroom. Photo courtesy of © Rockbait Photography
10 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 master bath
Dual vanities and frameless shower are just a couple of highlights in the master bath. Photo courtesy of © Rockbait Photography
11 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 master closet
Owners will enjoy the large walk-in closet located off the master bath. Photo courtesy of © Rockbait Photography
5 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 guest bedroom
One of two additional bedrooms in the house. Photo courtesy of © Rockbait Photography
7 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 guest bedroom
A third bedroom. Photo courtesy of © Rockbait Photography
On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 guest bathroom
A guest bathroom in the house. Photo courtesy of © Rockbait Photography
6 On the Market 9231 Fordshire before pics September 2014 back yard
Before: The back yard. Courtesy photo
4 On the Market 9231 Fordshire before pics September 2014 back of house
Before: The guest house. Courtesy photo
16 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 guest quarters outside
The landscaped back yard now offers numerous outdoor living spaces and walkways to the guest house. Photo courtesy of © Rockbait Photography
13 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014
Inside the guest house now... Photo courtesy of © Rockbait Photography
5 On the Market 9231 Fordshire before pics September 2014 guest quarters living area
...and the guest house before. Courtesy photo
14 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 guest quarters bath
The guest house bathroom. Photo courtesy of © Rockbait Photography
17 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 guest quarters outside
Another look at 9321 Fordshire Drive. Photo courtesy of © Rockbait Photography
1 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014
2 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 living room
2 On the Market 9231 Fordshire before pics September 2014 living room
3 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 kitchen
On the Market 9231 Fordshire before pics September 2014 kitchen
8 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 master bedroom
10 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 master bath
11 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 master closet
5 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 guest bedroom
7 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 guest bedroom
On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 guest bathroom
6 On the Market 9231 Fordshire before pics September 2014 back yard
4 On the Market 9231 Fordshire before pics September 2014 back of house
16 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 guest quarters outside
13 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014
5 On the Market 9231 Fordshire before pics September 2014 guest quarters living area
14 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 guest quarters bath
17 On the Market 9231 Fordshire after pics September 2014 guest quarters outside
On the Market 9231 Fordshire Drive
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The welcome mat is out to Mid-Century Modern enthusiasts and house-seekers in general. A completely restored 1956 residence with a guest house sitting on a highly desirable corner lot in the Woodshire neighborhood is now on sale with a $775,500 asking price.

Walk through
Located at 9321 Fordshire Drive, the one-story home now exudes street appeal with its freshly painted brick facade and updated porch light fixtures. A step inside leads owners to the open living and dining area with angular windows framed by high, vaulted ceilings and intermixed with brick accent walls. Cork flooring is under foot. The kitchen includes a Bertazzoni gas range and oven, Decor refrigerator and plenty of prepping space on granite countertops.

 What was once an overgrown courtyard now welcomes as a fenced and landscaped backyard with outdoor living spaces. 

Three bedrooms located down a hallway include the master suite with dual vanities and frameless shower. A large walk-in closet is easily at hand off the master bath. An additional bath offers dual vanities and marble countertops.

Step outside
What was once an overgrown courtyard now welcomes as a fenced and landscaped backyard with outdoor living spaces and walkways to the guest house or studio, which sits above the gated carport. The accommodations here are a living room, full kitchen, bath and loft bedroom. Green features in both structures include ceiling fans and digital program thermostats.

P&G Homes began the renovation project in March. For on the market visitors, Jamie House Design stepped in as designer and Lynn Goode Vintage as stager.

Square footage: 3,304

Asking price: $775,500

Listing agent: Jackie Zehl, Coldwell Bankers United, Realtors

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