We’ve all seen it happen: A well-meaning buyer purchases an older home inside a historic district and sets to work making a 100-year-old home fit a 21st century lifestyle, but instead of maintaining the character and feel of the home, they iron out the quirkiness and history into basic oblivion.
However, in the case of this lovely listing from David Griffin & Company Realtor Courtney Tauriac, you get modern amenities with all of the charm of a historic property. With style for miles, this warm 1914-built prairie home in the Peak’s Addition neighborhood is our High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans.
Of course, life in a historic neighborhood is best lived on the front porch, and boy does 4839 Junius Street have a beautiful one. With classic lines and paint choices, you definitely start to feel like something special is waiting inside. Spoiler alert: there is!
In case it wasn’t already obvious from the on-point paint selections, the original moldings and millwork, and the gorgeous light fixtures, the seller is an interior designer.
“She really fell in love with the property, and she wanted to keep with the original feel of the home,” she said. While many designers may be tempted to get carried away in a historic home, the seller’s restraint is evident. As Tauriac said, she just wanted to the house to speak for itself.
And speak it does. This stunning three-bedroom, three-bath home practically shouts with style throughout its 2,784 square feet. There are two living spaces and two dining areas in this home, all of which feel warm and inviting. Tauriac has listed this two-story stunner for $569,000. There are so many details in this home, that we’re afraid we’d miss one, but the seller has interwoven them all for a very creative, fun, and cohesive overall feel.
“You love any time you get to work with a home that is so fabulous,” Tauriac added. “You can tell that this home has really been loved and cared for.”
And nowhere is that care and attention more evident than the kitchen. You can tell that this was built for a serious home chef with that 12-burner Wolf range and double ovens.
“There’s the radically oversized island,” Tauriac noted, “which is great for cooking, but it’s also perfect for entertaining and family gatherings.”
This spot has played host to more than a few at home Iron Chef competitions, Tauriac joked. There’s tons of prep space and storage room, and that enormous pot rack has plenty of room for your copper cookware collection.
Head upstairs where the bedrooms and two bathrooms are and pay attention to the woodwork, all of which absolutely gleams. In the master, you get a sunny sitting room and a five-piece bath, complete with a blue jacuzzi tub (don’t hate on the tub!), and a full-sized shower.
And while this is really lovely, I’m kind of smitten with the guest bedroom and the second bath. The seller worked hard to restore the exposed shiplap in both rooms, and it looks gorgeous.
“It really is a rare find,” Tauriac said. Add in a beautiful backyard with a full outdoor kitchen, and we can’t help but agree!