When you hear “townhouse,” what do you think of? Downsizing? Starter home? No parking or outdoor space? As a former townhome dweller myself, I believe I’m qualified to declare that townhouses get a bad rap. There, I said it.
Just take 2824 N. Hall St. There’s nothing downsize about this 5,441-square-foot home, which features four patio spaces, two movie screens, lots of entertaining space, and a four-car garage.
“The beauty of 2824 N Hall St is because of the way the space is appointed,” listing agent Joe Atkins says, “it lives more like a house versus a townhome.”
The brownstone has an elevated French style, with lots of archways and stunning millwork and wainscoting in almost every room. Wrought-iron detailing is found in the front door, light fixtures, banisters, and elevator gate. (Yes, there is an elevator that takes you from the garage all the way up to the roof.)
Walk through the front foyer to enter the airy main living area, which features 14-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and plenty of seating space. It’s “great for entertaining,” Atkins says. On a sunny day, throw open the living room doors to the patio, or curl up by the fire in chillier times.
The living room flows seamlessly into the dining area and the wine cellar, which is the main floor’s showpiece, Atkins says. “Depending on how you set it up,” it can hold more than 400 bottles. And it’s all refrigerated. “You can sit in there and freeze your butt off,” he jokes.
From the cellar, head through the butler’s pantry to the beautifully designed kitchen. The space includes quartzite counters and Viking appliances. There’s a commercial grade refrigerator and freezer, an eight-burner cooktop, a double oven, and two dishwashers. While the cooking setup is a “chef’s dream,” says Atkins, the whole room has a romantic feel with its herringbone subway tile backsplash, gas fireplace in the breakfast nook, and handsome floor-to-ceiling wainscoting. Just off the kitchen is the second main-floor balcony, which features a fountain and Italian tile.
Find the primary bedroom and guest suites on the second floor. In the primary, wake up to downtown views from a king-sized bed. The suite also includes large his-and-hers closets with plenty of built-ins and a washer-dryer connection. Plus, there’s a keypad lock to primary suite—so if you rent the home out on AirBnB, Atkins says, you won’t have to worry about guests snooping through your bedroom. It’s a “true lock and leave,” he says. “They thought through every single detail.”
Up on the third floor, the enormous media room can comfortably seat eight-to-10. “There are very few townhomes have the space to have a theater,” Atkins says And if you want a sip or two during your Netflix binge sesh, just grab a drink from the wet bar in the adjoining home office. The owners “went with the funky finish-out” on this space with herringbone white oak floors and geometric molding on the ceiling.
There’s also a third bedroom suite that’s so large it could be a second primary suite. Atkins calls it a flex space. It could be a bedroom, another office, or a yoga studio—”whatever your needs are.” Although, he prefers a home gym. If you put a treadmill in the window’s alcove, “you’re staring right at downtown.”
Of course, the real star of this home is the swoon-worthy rooftop patio. “Because it’s so large, everybody thinks it’s shared,” Atkins says, but the almost-1,000-square-foot space is private to the residence. There’s a fire pit, outdoor kitchen (with built-in heaters), sunshades, a bathroom, synthetic turf, and a 100-inch outdoor movie screen.
And you cannot miss the unimpeded “$3-million views” of downtown and Turtle Creek.
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