1531 Gales Street NE
Over the past few years, the 1500 block of Gales Street NE in Rosedale has been undergoing a transformation, and architect Amanda Clarke has played a rather larger role in the evolution.
Since moving onto the block herself, Clarke has been turning rowhouse shells on the street into modern dwellings, one by one. UrbanTurf has featured three of her projects in past years (here, here and here), and This Week’s Find, which will hit the market later this week, is her latest project.
When Clarke bought 1531 Gales, it was a gutted two-bedroom shell with no walls, disintegrating features, and peeling insulation. Now, the home has four bedrooms, a rental unit, and modern touches like skylights and steel railings.
Like many of Clarke’s other renovations, the facade looks pared down and simplified: an old awning has been torn down, the windows and door frames are cleaner, and the front porch has been largely replaced by modern planters. The outdoor space has been increased on the back of the home: a sizable deck extends from the kitchen, and a balcony juts off of the master bedroom. Clarke extended the roof over this balcony to create shade.
A closet under the staircase and a high ledge above the second story hallway create more storage in the 1,728-square-foot home. Clarke also installed unusual cut-out shelving in the kitchen and master bedroom. More before and after photos and details below.
- Address: 1531 Gales Street NE (map)
- Price: $699,000
- Bedrooms: Four
- Bathrooms: 3.5
- Year Built: 1979
- Listing Agent: Joel Nelson, Keller Williams Capital Properties
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_amanda_clarkes_latest_gale_street_ne_transformation/6872
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