HISTORIC DOWNTOWN COTTAGE
Born in 1900, reborn in 2016, the transformation of this historic downtown cottage is complete and the results speak for themselves. Maintaining its distinctive look with cedar shakes and a little color accent at the gable peak, the owners took great pains to keep the interior true and comfortable for today's more casual living. The generous living and dining rooms are awash with natural light thanks to all the windows, showing off honey-hued wood floors against a neutral color palette. French doors open to south-facing porch extending living space outdoors for most of the year. Original built-in cabinets frame the opening between living and dining where beadboard wainscot adds a traditional architectural element. A chandelier from the early 1900s was rescued, restored and rewired and is very happy in its new home. Back of the house, the kitchen will make a cook's heart flutter with abundant storage, prep space and top-drawer detail making this the heart of the house where memorable meals will be made often. Sleeping rooms are on the west side of the house where two comfortable guest rooms share a hall bath where you'll find a slipper bathtub. En-suite, the master is at the back and enjoys two oversized windows that provide diffused sunshine courtesy of nearby shade trees. Rare for the period, there is a larger than typical walk-in closet and a new bathroom clad in crisp white with black accents. The back porch is off the kitchen making transition from inside to out and on the pavered patio a snap. An enclosed utility room is on the west end of the porch adjacent to the kitchen door for multitasking made easy. Running street to alley 44 has a long carport at the front for two cars in tandem and a newly pavered driveway off the alley for overflow. A gate is being hung so the entire back will be fully fenced and private. Consider life in our little bustling city where culinary, cultural and recreational adventures are within an easy stroll.