Meet Your New (Temporary) Neighbor
If you haven’t noticed yet, there’s a new conversation piece in the neighborhood at the corner of Trousdale and Landon. It’s 508 Landon Drive, a classic Crieve Hall ranch built in 1955 as a 2+1, 1125 sq ft home; now being transformed, with all its charm preserved, into a 3+2, 1400 sq ft darling with an open floor plan, garage-to-master conversion and updates all around.
The driving force behind the transformation is Mary Hinson, who purchased the property in July and immediately set about re-imagining, updating and improving. A nearby Brentwood resident, Mary has close friends in Crieve Hall and admires the neighborhood’s obvious curb appeal and its mixture of established professionals and young couples ready to start families.
“I just love the neighborhood, and wanted to bring this corner property up to the level of the surrounding homes so folks could move in without having to renovate on their own,” says Mary, recalling her and her husband’s own first home and the work they put into it.
Low maintenance, durability and open space are the guiding ideas here, with newly installed vinyl windows and soffits as well as new piping, splash blocks, gutters and HVAC. A cedar post-and-beam front porch is on the way, along with new brick-work to close in the garage-to-master-suite conversion, complete with vaulted ceiling, new double-vanity bathroom and walk-in closet. The old walls separating the living room, dining room and kitchen have been opened up, creating much more space for an island, new cabinetry and nice flow toward the tucked away master. Unobtrusive can lights dot the living, dining and kitchen areas, again with an eye toward functional and pragmatic uses of space.
We’ll be keeping an eye on this work in progress, which will be wrapping before the end of the year, so say hello when you’re out and about and maybe get a sneak peek at this resurrected Crieve Hall gem!