Built as a Piggly Wiggly in 1916, 313 N. Collett was converted into two single-family homes in 2004 to great results. Though it still looks like an old general store from the front, this property is a great example of adaptive reuse of historic properties. I’ve always been curious about this property in Munger Place, and I’m thrilled that I’ll be able to get an up-close look at the Munger Place Wine Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
The event, which is a home tour benefiting the historic Munger Place neighborhood, will include five properties total. The former grocery store turned into two loft-like home will accompany four prairie-style homes — a style for which Munger Place is well known — at the event.
One home, though, isn’t historic at all. Built in 1980 after the original property was burned down, 4918 Tremont Street was a community effort to show people that yes, you can really build a home in a historic neighborhood that fits the area’s aesthetic. The current owners have updated the property to even better fit with the neighborhood’s feel, and we can’t wait to see the results. You can find out more about this home and the other four amazing properties on the tour right here.
Besides gorgeous homes, the wine walk will feature wine edibles from neighborhood businesses, including our perennial favorite, Jimmy’s Food Store. That’s reason enough to go right there, but then they had to let us peruse these gorgeous homes and, well, let’s just say we know what we’re doing this weekend.
Want to join us at the Munger Place Wine Walk? Advance tickets to the April 1 event are $25 in advance ($30 at the door) and can be purchased here.