Hot property: charming craftsman within walking distance of Lower Greenville

You can never overestimate the power of driving attraction, especially with the Craftsman in 5455 Richard Ave. “At the sidewalk, you’re already like, ‘Wow, that’s neat,'” he tells meSting Agent Scott Jackson.

The 92-year-old house radiates its charm. “It all comes together really nice,” says Jackson. The front facade features prairie-style detailing on the overhangs, 20-a-high windows (separately framed glass panels), and scenic landscaping. Brick steps lead to a spacious front porch with wood decking and a sweet porch swing.

There are plenty of windows throughout, Jackson says, which indicates the age of the house. There was no air conditioning in the 1930s, so homeowners would open all their windows or sit outdoors to get a breeze at this time of year. “I was sitting on the balconies and doing things outside because it was so hot,” Jackson says.

Although the current owners “fell in love with them [the house] From the street, “It didn’t stop them from putting their own touches on the property. They built the guest apartment into the garage, backyard deck, fence, and sliding back gate. They put in a big mudroom, repainted, renovated the bathrooms, and polished the oak floors.” steel.

They have kept the formal rooms at the front of the house in proportion to the period. From the entrance there is an open study on the left. On the right is the formal living room, which has a brick fireplace, original ceiling beams, and glass cabinets. However, they have completely renovated the design of the kitchen, rugged and dining area to make it an open concept.

In the kitchen, they renovated the cabinetry, outfitted a kitchen island with built-in shelves for cookbooks, and installed Viking appliances. The space flows into the den and dining area connected to the sun terrace. The owners finished the open area with tall decorative beams “to go from the formal living room to the den, just so that it didn’t look like this den was some kind of addition,” Jackson says. “This was originally planned this way.”

Upstairs, the owners have retained the historic charm while they make updates. In the base suite, they exposed the original brick chimney and transformed the old balcony into a new bathroom with “period style finishes.” They laid octagonal and dotted floor tiles and installed subway tiles in the bathroom. Then came the clawfoot tub and vanity that looked like a period of restoration hardware.

There are two additional bedrooms upstairs that share a bathroom hall and face the backyard. Jackson says there were four bedrooms in the main house, but the owners converted one of them into a spacious walk-in wardrobe in the base suite.

However, there is a fourth bedroom on the property. The owners built a 338-square-foot garage apartment with a full bathroom and wet bar. “It kind of has a beachy feel, because it has wooden walls, so it feels like you’re somewhere—maybe Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket,” says Jackson.

However, one of the home’s biggest attractions isn’t the updated design, the historical charm, or even the curb appeal. Jackson says it’s the site. The house is located in the historic district of Vickery Place. There is easy access to shopping and dining in Henderson. It is located 2 blocks from Lower Greenville and less than 15 minutes’ walk from Trader Joe’s.

“What everyone loves about this spot is the possibility to walk,” says Jackson.

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