This pleasantly unusual home is located on a large raised lot. From the street the property looks like a simple, elegant, 1950’s painted brick but there’s more. The spacious foyer is nestled beneath the second-floor, gallery, landing that accesses a shuttered balcony overlooking the front yard. The upstairs retains its mid-century charm with baths having much of their original tile and spacious bedrooms with large closets and practical built-in drawers and cabinets. Back downstairs and flanking the foyer are the not quite traditional living and dining rooms. These two rooms have very large windows that allow in an abundance of natural light. The dining room is off the kitchen for ease of service. The “more”: In contrast to the upstairs, the ground floor has had extensive renovations with the addition of a contemporary master suite, a den and updated kitchen. The large kitchen has an abundance of cabinets, a work island and upscale appliances. The ground floor master suite is very contemporary but its simple lines do not sacrifice luxury; it has two very large walk-in closets, a huge tub room with a long vanity and sink; the broad, central, alcove has yet another sink vanity that shares space with a large, tiled, walk-in shower. The master suite also has a sitting room / study with built-in book cases. The den was designed for entertaining on a grand scale as it has direct access to the kitchen and has entertainment centers and a wet bar neatly concealed behind custom cabinets. The grounds around the home are lush with flowering plants, colorful maples and very large oaks.