Here's an interesting way to take on 106-year-old Victorian interiors. The original finishes and layout have been mostly obliterated, apart from some built-ins. Usually, that's not OK. But in this instance, the rebuilt stuffing of this 4/3 Lakewood-Balmoral home is elegant and exciting. The wood ceilings are the linchpin of the home's successes, the way they cloak the varied ceilings shapes and heights, enriching the spaces. The rambling un-oaked rooms are pretty nice, too, particularly the double-height atrium, perfect set of bathrooms, and very large master bedroom w/ fireplace. Folks aren't wearing ball gowns much anymore, but there's still gotta be some use for the master bed's four closets. Also, the jam-packed third floor bedroom can double as an office/studio and has enough room for both. The backyard is on the compact side, but boasts a stone patio beneath mature trees. On the market for the first time in 14 years, the asking price is $775K.
·Listing: 5248 N Wayne Ave. [Baird & Warner]