Bright yellow and beautifully corbelled, this home is a good representation of 21st-century Bywater and its changing face. Both appear rustic, quirky, and working-class on the outside. But look past the facade, and you’ll see the effects of an influx of money.
For example, the exterior of this former shotgun double appears much as it did when it was built in the late 1800s. But it has been converted from a double- to a single-family home—a more expansive but less income-generating way to live. Also, a recent renovation added stainless-steel appliances and marble countertops. These touches add a degree of luxury that juxtaposes the home’s original, homespun textures: heart pine floors, brick fireplaces, and wainscoting among them.
The renovation maintained the home’s original footprint, while opening up walls that separated the two units. In the front of the home, find a chandelier-hung dining room and living room. These lead to a den with an exposed brick fireplace and a new kitchen. Two bedrooms sit in the rear of the home, each with an en-suite bathroom. The master bedroom also features a walk-in closet. All in all, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom home covers 1,466 square feet.
The shady, fenced rear patio includes a petite deck. The home sits a block and a half from Crescent Park’s Bartholomew Street entrance, within a stone’s throw of Bacchanal, The Joint, and the Alvar Library. It’s asking $429,000.
Via: Lane Lacoy of Latter & Blum Inc Realtors