Designer lists renovated modern farmhouse in Wash Park for $2.3 million

When Rebekah Cholak’s RC Design Studio bought 462 S. Pennsylvania St. for $625,000 in February 2021, she envisioned what the simple brick box could become.

And it took him nearly two years to transform the 869-square-foot one-story home with a partially unfinished basement into a three-story, 4,690-square-foot modern farmhouse with a wraparound porch and rooftop decks. .

The original house was built in 1924, and Cholak, who lives in the neighborhood with her 11-year-old daughter, knew she didn’t want to gut the property and start over.

“I wanted to be a good neighbor, and there were a lot of opportunities there,” she said.

“I knew I wanted to keep the existing house but add more character. I wanted to take the farmhouse concept but make it more modern and upscale.

So she kept the original brick exterior but upgraded it with German schmear. She doesn’t like to paint brick, so instead she used a finishing technique that applies a mortar coating to the brick to protect it from the elements without interfering with its breathability.

She also added a wrap-around composite porch with iron railings and metal siding used on new construction.

“I wanted to create a house that would last another 100 years,” Cholak said.

The original two-bedroom, one-bathroom home now has five bedrooms and six bathrooms. An oversized two-car garage replaced a one-car garage with a carport.

The house at 462 S. Pennsylvania St. before renovations. (Provided by Trelora)

Cholak spent three months developing his plans and about six months in the permitting process before his team could start pouring concrete in December 2021 to expand the basement. Construction took another 10 months, with work finishing on the renovated house in mid-October.

She first listed the home for $2.25 million in October and reduced the price to $2.24 million in November before removing it in December. She put the house up for sale again for $2.25 million on March 2.

The renovated main floor features an office space, two sitting areas with fireplaces, and a chef’s kitchen with quartz countertops, designer fixtures, marble flooring, and Signature Suite appliances, including a six-burner stove and two ovens.

The second floor features three spacious bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. The master suite has cathedral ceilings, a chandelier, a fireplace and two walk-in closets.

The adjoining five-piece marble bath features a tub and glass-encased shower.

The third level offers additional flexible space with access to a roof terrace, ideal for guests or parties.

The master suite features cathedral ceilings, a chandelier, a fireplace and two walk-in closets. (Provided by VisuTour Photography)
The master suite features cathedral ceilings, a chandelier, a fireplace and two walk-in closets. (Provided by VisuTour Photography)

In addition to providing plenty of storage space, the additional bedrooms on the second and third floors are large, so families with children won’t have to worry about battles over who gets the biggest bedroom, said Kelly Hudson Compass – Denver, the listing agent. .

The finished basement offers a fourth living area, guest bedroom, home gym, another bathroom and kitchenette with leather granite counter tops and Chloe tile.

“I wanted the house to be simple and elegant,” Cholak said. “I love this house and I wanted to make it so everyone would love it.”

This story was reported by our partner BusinessDen.


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