Cape Cod Meets Cherry Hills


Some homes exude a beauty so authentic, so classic, that they overwhelm us with a sense of nostalgia from the moment we enter. The residence at 17 Mockingbird Lane is one such home.

After purchasing the stately abode in the coveted enclave of Old Cherry Hills, the homeowners engaged two of the city’s best – architecture and interior design firm Chalet, and builder Haley Custom Homes – to reimagine the lovely but undoubtedly dated Cape Cod.

Throughout the process, every distinctive detail was meticulously chosen to create a vibe that was equal parts sophisticated and serene. “The homeowners took great care to ensure exceptional quality while still making the space feel warm and comfortable,” explains listing agent Ann Kerr of Kentwood Properties. Mission accomplished. The entire home was overhauled and brought up-to-date by way of light, neutral colors and a focus on rich textures and quality finishes as opposed to busy prints and bold colors.

White-on-white walls and millwork throughout lend cohesion and levity to the home, allowing its classic Cape Cod architecture to take center stage.

One of the most dramatic changes was the home’s kitchen. What was once a boxed in floorplan with outdated finishes became a gourmet showstopper.

The footprint was opened, giving room for the kitchen to function as a true chef’s Shangri-la, replete with a coveted Lacanche range in powder blue. Natural, light wood beams were added – a dramatic change in both look and feel. Wall-to-wall French doors were built that lead onto the two-acre property’s gorgeous patio.

The breakfast nook, which boasts a fireplace evocative of a French chateau brims with charm while the newly built butler’s pantry and prep kitchen wows in both form and function.

Navy cabinetry, satin brass hardware, a farmhouse sink, and mosaic penny tile are as timeless as they are on trend. Nearby, the home’s large great room is cozy and inviting.

A bright sunroom with private patio is a perfect work-from-home space, while the main floor owner’s suite with a pristine spa-like bath and dual closets with laundry epitomizes luxury living. Upstairs are four additional gabled bedrooms, completely renovated baths, a separate laundry room, and an oversized great room perfect for watching movies and playing games.

Outdoors, the almost two-acre lot boasts a private pool with its own half bath, lush landscaping, and a custom fire pit. Seventeen Mockingbird Lane was sold by Ann Kerr in record time, for a record price.