Grand 19th-century homes line this oak-shaded enclave just off Esplanade Avenue—a center hall Victorian among them. Featuring wood floors, high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows, its 2,197 square feet feel spare but elegant.
The home’s three-bedroom, two-bedroom floor plan features a double parlor—a once-trendy feature that’s basically the early 20th-century equivalent of today’s ubiquitous open concept living areas. Perhaps pocket doors will make a comeback. It’s nice to be able to cordon off the space or leave it open, and it’s easy to see why double parlors gained traction 100 years ago.
Outdoor living spaces may have eclipsed double parlors when it comes to must-haves for entertaining, but fortunately, this home excels in that arena. Its sun-dappled corner lot includes a deep front porch, a work shed, vegetable beds, a patio, and a fire pit.
The master bathroom is easily the most contemporary part of the home, thanks to a glass enclosure shower with subway tiles. But the second bathroom harkens back to its Victorian roots with a romantic clawfoot tub. All in all, it’s a beautifully preserved example of the architecture that made Esplanade Ridge an official historic district in 1979.
Via: Kara Breithaupt of Snap Realty