When Todd Segal purchased his home in Highland Park measuring a mere 624 square feet, he had no idea he’d be in for a down-to-the-studs renovation. So, instead of making it bigger, he made it better.
After removing squatters, walls, floors, the fireplace, and the ceiling he says, “The roof is the only thing that stayed,” … “Every stick of wood is new.”
Working with the original 1920s footprint, the internal layout—offering an open living-dining-kitchen area, one bedroom, a guest/bonus room, and one and three-quarter bathrooms—carefully considers its relationship with the site, framing hilltop views of the neighborhood through oversized aluminum-clad windows.
Notable interior features include custom mahogany doors, ebonized oak cabinetry, white oak flooring, and “a 24-inch Fisher Paykel range that gave him enough space for a dining table separating the kitchen and living areas.”
The exterior is clad in dark wood siding punctuated by red-colored windows with a two-level viewing deck, crafted in ipe and cedar, extending the interior living space.
Purchased by Segal long before trendy hotspots like Cafe Birdie, HiPPO, Triple Beam, and Go Get ‘Em Tiger moved to the neighborhood, the home is listed with Tracy Do for $680,000.