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270 Parkside Drive

270 Parkside Drive

Photo taken in 2008.

The following is from the 2008 Holiday House Tour booklet:

This house, built in 1954, is one of several on the tour where the original open–air entry atrium has been infilled to create more living space. In this case, the remodel created a formal entry and an office.

Ten foot ceilings in public spaces and a roof raised in the addition to allow for generous natural light. Ceilings have been painted. Note the owners' collection of African/tribal art, and their whimsical use of color.

Garden and Exterior: Note the exterior wall sconces at the entry.


full frontal view

Front walls

Entry: this was originally part of the front yard.


Entry hall


Interior: New bamboo floors, a green material, have been added throughout. Unlike the Green Gables Eichlers, which utilized copper piping for its radiant heating system, Greenmeadow's typical radiant system was constructed of galvanized pipes, and has generally not held up well. The owners of this house opted to install a new, very efficient radiant system.


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Master bedroom

Bathroom door

Master Bath

Bathroom door

Glass Door

Garage: Finished with clever storage and serves as extended family living area.

TV area

Great Room: The kitchen has been fully integrated with the living and dining areas; and a large beam removed for an open, airy feel. The limestone fireplace face was installed by the previous owner but is at home with the beautiful materials chosen for the new kitchen. The entertainment system is cleverly hidden behind the frosted glass panel in the great room.

Seating area

Great Room



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