Woodrow Street

This is a great house on the edge of Hyde Park that had been added on to and remodeled multiple times since the present owners bought it in 1974. The house is over 4000 sq. ft.  on three levels and backs up to Waller Creek.  The kids are all grown and there is another generation that comes back to stay for extended periods.  The plans by Craig Nasso eliminated the small warren of rooms, flipped the kitchen to the light filled south side, rebuilt the converted attic into a real third story, and cleaned up the interiors while still keeping many of the original 1940’s charm.  The seriously leaning chimney was torn down and rebuilt with a new updated face on the inside.  After their first Christmas in the house the three generations have broken it in for another 40 years of memories.  There will be some before pictures to see the transformation as soon as they can be slimmed down to fit on the page.

Front showing new rock on the left side to match and the steel framed roof extension to protect the guests at the front door.

Front showing new rock on the left side to match and the steel framed roof extension to protect the guests at the front door.

Front with new door, windows, and chimney.

Front with new door, windows, and chimney.

3509 Woodrow 054

Cedar T&G decking with custom steel railing

Creek side with new steel deck. Access is through the master bedroom or from the main dining room for alfresco dining.

Creek side with new steel deck. Access is through the master bedroom or from the main dining room for alfresco dining.

Main living room with 15' vaulted ceiling where an attic storage room was originally.  Flows into the new kitchen location with plenty of natural light.

Main living room with 15' vaulted ceiling where an attic storage room was originally. Flows into the new kitchen location with plenty of natural light

View of the new fireplace surround in Lueders limestone with new oak front door.

View of the new fireplace surround in Lueders limestone with new oak front door.

New kitchen.  The lights are English and were hand carried over by the owner's daughter.

New kitchen. The lights are English and were hand carried over by the owner's daughter.

View to the new kitchen and study through the french doors.

View to the new kitchen and study through the french doors.

Custom maple butcher block table that also serves as a desk.

Custom maple butcher block table that also serves as a desk.

Dining room with access to the new deck for outdoor meals.

Dining room with access to the new deck for outdoor meals.

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

The new master bath includes a 6' soaking tub and seperate shower, carrara marble floors and a matching tub deck.

The new master bath includes a 6' soaking tub and separate shower, carrara marble floors and a matching tub deck.

View into the master bath next to the original hidden ironing board that was saved and reinstalled.  The owner actually uses it and couldn't think of parting with it.

View into the master bath next to the original hidden ironing board that was saved and reinstalled. The owner actually uses it and couldn't think of parting with it.

The main staircase direction was reversed to help the flow.  The upstairs bedrooms now drop into the back, more private part of the house, instead of at the front door.

The main staircase direction was reversed to help the flow. The upstairs bedrooms now drop into the back, more private part of the house, instead of at the front door.

The original upstairs attic conversion had odd ceiling angles and a large skylight.  The remodel flattened the ceiling and the windows above the built in bookcase were added to replace the light that was lost without the skylight there.

The original upstairs attic conversion had odd ceiling angles and a large skylight. The remodel flattened the ceiling and the windows above the built in bookcase were added to replace the light that was lost without the skylight there.

With the removal of various fur outs and fur downs, the front bedroom could be opened up and take advantage of the original roof line.

With the removal of various fur outs and fur downs, the front bedroom could be opened up and take advantage of the original roof line.

One of two full baths upstairs, they both have matching carrara marble floors and counters.

One of two full baths upstairs, they both have matching carrara marble floors and counters.

The second bath has a separate shower that looks through frameless glass walls over the creek.

The second bath has a separate shower that looks through frameless glass walls over the creek.

Upstairs bedroom with views of the trees.

Upstairs bedroom with views of the trees.

Upstairs hall.

Upstairs hall.

The downstairs is set up for a mother-in-law possibility. The lack of ceiling height and duct space meant that heating and cooling is handled by a multi-head mini split system.  The floors are polished concrete.

The downstairs is set up for a mother-in-law possibility. The lack of ceiling height and duct space meant that heating and cooling is handled by a multi-head mini split system.

There is a full kitchen, bath, laundry, and single bedroom in the basement.  Because the lot falls so steeply to the creek, there are windows with views in every room.

There is a full kitchen, bath, laundry, and single bedroom in the basement. Because the lot falls so steeply to the creek, there are windows with views in every room.

The floor in the bedroom was the only one in the downstairs able to be saved.  The original infill slab had sunk 3" in the rest and had to be removed and repoured.  Then they were all polished and sealed.

The floor in the bedroom was the only one in the downstairs able to be saved. The original infill slab had sunk 3" in the rest and had to be removed and repoured. Then they were all polished and sealed.

Downstairs full bath.

Downstairs full bath.

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