OAK RIDGE: 104 Pickwick Ln., 3bd/2bth:
They built houses so fast in Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project that I'm amazed so many of them are still standing. Most are in great shape and have been rehabbed, like the one I recently photographed. In fact, It's probably the best rehab of a cemesto house that I've ever seen. And like the Secret City, this beauty has a secret of it's own in the basement. Keep reading to find out.
For starters, this kitchen is AB-SO-LUTE-LY gorgeous y'all! The backsplash is hand-molded subway tile. The porcelain farmhouse sink is beautiful, as is the tile work behind the stove top and ultra-sleek hood. It seems like there's a half acre of solid surface counter tops, which is nice because you can never have too much prep space! A wrap-around, counter-height bar seats 4 comfortably, and check out that great window in the back door.
The home has an open floor plan, and the original wood floors throughout have been beautifully refinished. That huge picture window in living room over looking the backyard is a favorite, and I like how they restored the fireplace with white stacked stone.
The owners paid attention to the little details in this home. For example, I love the little arched windows in the front door, and the mail slot/basket in the door is a nice touch.
Holy guacamole! The light fixtures in this place are incredible, but the one in the master bedroom/dressing room is A-MAZING!
Both bathrooms have been completely updated. The hall bath has a double vanity and beautiful tile work. I'm loving the 6-panel doors with frosted glass panels in the master bath, which has a walk-in shower tiled with penny tiles and a glass barn door-style shower door to conserve space.
Now for the secret – this home has an elevator!! It goes from the living room area on the first-floor to the basement, where the laundry and carport are located. I guess it's not really a secret elevator, but is that cool, or what?! By the way, the private driveway for the carport is accessed from Peach Road.
This is a great rehab, y'all. The home sits in the middle of Oak Ridge, so it's close to all the main business districts and has easy access to Pellissippi Parkway.