Exquisitely elegant historic original Edward Palmer Guilford home. Carefully renovated to maintain and showcase the architectural elegance of a bygone era while infusing the home with the utility necessary for today?s fast-paced living. The sweeping lawns and flowering cluster magnolia trees lead you into a bright, sun-filled hallway that is open to the third floor, circled only by the graceful staircase that winds its way upwards. On your left is a large, well-proportioned living room with a wood-burning fireplace surrounded by a magnificent mantelpiece. The gracious dining room is enclosed with glass and is equally ideal for formal entertaining, large family celebrations, casual get-togethers, or a romantic dinner for two. On the left of the hallway is a roomy main floor office that could also be used as a den or main floor family room. The home boasts a main floor laundry room, a rare commodity in houses of this age. At the back of the main level is a spectacularly renovated kitchen that sits in the center of the house with open access to the living room, dining room, and main floor laundry room with an attached powder room. The details in the custom kitchen cabinets with their crown moldings, antiqued glass insets, and handmade amber glass knobs, and the large center island covered with exotic granite countertops, belie the almost industrial level functionality of the space that offers the perfect combination of the highest quality updates while still preserving the historic era the home. There are three bedrooms on the second level and two full completely renovated bathrooms. The delightfully balanced master bedroom faces the gardens at the back of the house. It is surrounded by three windows so it's bright and cheery even on the dullest day. On the north wall, there is a bank of accessible cupboards, with wide double doors for easy access which is another rare feature in homes as old as this one. The spectacular totally renovated adjoining bathroom boasts an enameled cast iron Sunrise slipper tub, open European curbless shower, and heated natural stone Travertine tile on the floor and walls. The bathroom opens to the second bedroom that is currently used as a dressing room/nursery. That room also boasts excellent proportions and two windows that flood it with light. The third bedroom on the second floor could also serve as a master if you prefer. It runs from the front to the back of the house and has a fully renovated luxurious bathroom with heating lamps, a wall-mounted towel warmer, and a double walk-in shower equipped with body jets. The third floor has an open office and one additional bedroom, another fully renovated bathroom, and storage space that could be opened and finished if desired. There are gleaming hardwood floors, high ceilings, crown molding, and gorgeous details that abound throughout this charming, well-appointed home. The house offers over 3200 square feet of living space, not including the basement that is unfinished but offers ample storage and a roughed in half bath. Air conditioning & gas radiator heat. The exterior has been extensively re-landscaped and offers year-round living. An awning covered slate patio off the kitchen leads to a spacious urban yard with perennial filled raised beds and ground-hugging decks. A large garage with sliding doors and long asphalt driveway provide extensive parking and storage. Over $260k in upgrades that are too extensive to list include chimney and pointing, slate roofing, waterproofing in the basement, new kitchen, all bathroom remodeling, etc. The owners have loved this property, and it shows - a perfect home for that lucky buyer.