The home at 102 East Kirke Street is a place to fill with family and friends, to celebrate holidays, graduations and weddings. Its iconic white-columned Greek Revival facade occupies a prominent corner in the Village, surrounded by a large lot of over 17,000 square feet. Inside are expansive, beautifully proportioned rooms with high ceilings, large windows and lovely architectural detailing. Multiple porches and balconies allow life to spill outdoors in warm weather. There are four spacious bedrooms on the second floor, accessible from front and back staircases. The top level has two additional bedrooms and a full bath plus a versatile, high-ceilinged great room with a small stage for aspiring performers. The home has been owned and loved by a single family for more than fifty years, and now represents a rare opportunity to create the home of your dreams in this enduringly popular enclave.
Visitors to 102 E. Kirke Street step into a magnificent room-sized foyer, flooded with natural light. The space has 10-foot ceilings, rich moldings and unique architectural detailing, with wide pocket doors on either side opening to the living and dining rooms. A handsome staircase leads to the second floor. The living room, to the right, is stunning, with a large wood burning fireplace and oversized windows overlooking the front and rear gardens. A glass door opens at the far end to a spacious covered porch, set off by impressive white columns. The dining room, to the left of the foyer, has ornate millwork, a high, beamed ceiling and a fireplace. Ideal for entertaining, it can accommodate a large central table or multiple smaller ones. A glass-fronted cupboard is inset along one wall and makes a lovely display area for colorful china or glassware. Beyond the dining room, a bright sunroom with windows along three walls has been set up by the current owners as a convenient first floor office. The home’s kitchen is oriented towards the rear of the house and opens to a multi-level porch with plenty of space for al fresco dining. A cozy fireplace, set off by colorful Italian blue and yellow tiles, warms the kitchen’s casual dining area. There is a convenient bar/prep space, plenty of room for a desk or seating area, and a back staircase to the upper levels.
A few steps lead up from the foyer to a family room, a place to gather for board games or movie nights. A glass door provides easy access to the back deck and facilitates entertaining. Tucked off to the side is a large powder room. On the second floor are four bedrooms, accessible by front and back staircases. All the rooms are large, with high ceilings and abundant natural light, and each has a distinct personality: two have fireplaces, three open to porches or balconies, two connect with each other through an arched passageway. One has a bath en suite, the others are served by a spacious hall bath with a large shower and pedestal sink.
The home’s third floor is full of possibilities. It has a spacious bedroom, a recently renovated bath, and a second, smaller room with a charming angled ceiling; it could function as a bedroom, a studio or an office. There is also a huge, versatile multi-purpose room with a small raised stage — perfect as a dorm, a rehearsal space, a large home office or art studio — whatever might be needed. It offers inspirational views over the neighborhood.
The lowest level of the house, currently unfinished, has a laundry room, a full bath with a tub, and multiple work and storage spaces. With its high ceiling and natural light, it offers potential for expanding the overall living space. The home is beautifully sited on an over 17,000 square foot lot, mostly fenced. It has a distinguished circular drive and an attractive, detached two-car garage.
This rare estate-like property has it all – expansive, sun-filled common rooms, abundant bedrooms, original charm and architectural detail, and a lovely natural setting – all in one of the city’s premier residential neighborhoods.
Updated on May 4, 2023 at 6:17 pm