Custom designed and built in 1962 by architect Lawrence K. Cone for his daughter’s family, 13 Littlewood has had only two owners. Situated on a coveted cul-de-sac in upper Piedmont, this rare Mid Century property offers the best of all worlds – urban proximity to shopping, commute options, and top-rated Piedmont schools, plus the tranquility of a more rural setting. With 3117 square feet of living space and a versatile floor plan, this home accommodates growing families, multiple generations, or home offices/businesses. Throughout the home, the indoors and outdoors seamlessly combine, creating flow and capturing abundant natural light. Modern updates combine with vintage period architectural details to provide a uniquely warm and welcoming environment.
The professionally landscaped front garden includes its classic Mid Century light fixtures. The bright front door opens to an expansive foyer graced by a Sputnik light fixture, original lattice screening, and vintage floor tiles. The spacious living room enjoys panoramic views of the tree lined neighborhood, through broad picture windows. With a vaulted beamed ceiling, hardwood flooring, and dramatic fireplace with stone surround and gas starter, this is the perfect gathering space for entertaining. A sliding glass door provides easy access to the patio. The adjacent formal dining room includes hidden built-in storage, recessed lighting, and a pass-through to the kitchen.
The kitchen /family room combination is at the heart of the home. It features a large center island with a Viking cooktop, white tile counters, separate prep/bar sink, and ample cabinetry. A brick fireplace anchors the seating area, while a sliding door encourages al fresco dining and outdoor play. Conveniently located, the laundry room has plenty of storage space, a new sink, and its own sliding door to the back yard.
There are three spacious bedrooms on the main level, including the private master suite. This light and airy room features an en-suite bathroom with two separate vanity sinks, oversized tiled shower, compartmented toilet, and three cedar-lined closets. Two additional bedrooms also have lovely views and cedar-lined closets. The whimsical hall bathroom includes vintage tiling, two sinks, and combination tub/shower. An additional powder room with marble countertop and period brass hardware completes this level.
Leading to the lower level is a contemporary stone staircase. The large versatile downstairs bonus room can serve as a playroom, second family room, hobby/craft space, home office, or studio. A sliding door leads to the deck and the room has its own deep closet. The adjacent fourth bedroom also has an exterior sliding door to the deck, as well as an en-suite bathroom with tiled shower. The downstairs rooms can also be used as Nanny or au pair quarters, a private guest suite, or as a home business site where visitors can enter via one of the exterior doors.
Well-sited on .16 acre, 13 Littlewood offers expansive patios, accessible from all the public living areas. There is an opportunity to create more garden or lawn spaces, or simply to enjoy the existing low maintenance design. The cul-de-sac location is ideal for children and enhances the serene setting.
Additional features of the home include an attached two car garage with interior access and separate storage area, a driveway for off-street parking, central heating, mostly dual pane windows and doors on the main level, two large cedar storage closets off the main hallway, a newer roof, and additional storage in the attic and in a separate space accessible from the side of the house. 13 Littlewood provides a rare opportunity to enjoy an exceptionally well-maintained home in its original design style or to personalize it over time to create an estate residence for generations to come.