Living in a historical home is really a very satisfying experience, and I should know, I live in one myself and have done so for years. In all the years I have been selling real estate, I know that some home buyers have a special affinity for homes that were built in a different, earlier era. These homes are certainly different and were built in a time in which American sensibilities and values were very different from what see see now. A perfect example is that homes built at the turn of the 20th century are often designed with a distinctly more formal lifestyle than what we are used to today. This is exemplified by a more segmented floor-plan, so that daily activities occurred in specifically designed areas. We often see formal entries for greeting, formal parlors and drawing rooms for entertaining guests or withdrawing from those guests, and pocket doors are common so that rooms can either be connected or shut off from one another as the need arises. These rooms can easily be adopted to more contemporary lifestyles.
There is a charm about these houses that is not easy to replicate, and newer houses, which have their own advantages certainly, still cannot capture this special quality very easily. Part of this appeal is the materials themselves that such houses are constructed of – old growth timber, square head nails, and plaster and lath. These materials are just not irreplaceable, and they go a long way towards making each historical home a one of a kind creation.
We are proud to present a new listing at 1619 Perry Street, a home with loads of historical details that any older home aficionado would love. This lovely home features beautiful heart pine flooring, multi-paneled pocket doors, and multiple fireplaces. Coupled with these details, it also boast features found in contemporary homes to include a separate shower and bath in the owner’s suite, along with a spacious walk in closet, and a contemporary kitchen with space in an adjacent nook for dining in. It is not difficult to see yourself living in this charming home and enjoying the front porch or back patio on warm summer days. A fully fenced rear yard, a shed, and an irrigation system all contribute to this home’s appeal.
We are happy to show this home privately with an appointment. Priced at $239,900, this house represents a great deal indeed, and we do not anticipate it will last long at this price. Contact us at 904-238-2245 for more information.
Posted on September 26, 2017 at 10:25 am by Thomas Love