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Talk about extreme makeover — this remarkable home at 1203 Berthea in the Museum District has undergone more beautification than the late Joan Rivers. And the result is a stunning residence that has morphed from a typical two-story into a stunning three story dwelling that maintains its original, signature two-story wall of glass.
The transformation of the house built in 1979 included demolishing part of the home to expand the outdoor space as well as accommodating a swimming pool, adding a third floor and terrace and demolishing everything else between the outer walls with the exception of that glass wall, the foundation and first floor tile. Then it was rebuilding.
Walk through: The simple brick facade belies the dramatic interiors where the two-story high living area opens to the pool which is surrounded by the house on three sides. Light is at play throughout the residence throughout the day, the northern exposure offering a gentle light source. The ground floor open plan affords views and natural light across the living and dining areas and from the contemporary kitchen.
Three bedrooms, three baths, hardwood and tile flooring and two gas burning fireplaces are key components. The master suite with its gas-burning fireplace and sitting area includes a wet-bar with microwave and storage.
The two-story living room soars to a second level loft-like space ideal for a den or office with a grand view of the interior courtyard pool and massive oak trees beyond. We particularly like the third floor addition with its open room overlooking a terrace with views of treetops and skyline.
Square footage: 3,592 sq. ft.
Asking price: $1,295,000
Listing agent: Laura Lee Klemp with Greenwood King Properties.