This gracious 1909 Victorian home with a wraparound porch occupies a corner lot in an attractive Alderson neighborhood. Its oak floors, pocket doors, staircase and decorative fireplace mantels have been restored, and the kitchen has been updated and enlarged and opens to a covered deck. The private backyard is surrounded by evergreens and a wood fence, and it includes an outbuilding/workshop.
A short stroll through arched evergreen trees leads to the elevated porch of this beautiful, spacious home. The front entry opens into a foyer flanked by a living room and family room on one side and a dining room on the other, enhanced by 10-foot ceilings and oak floors.
The focal point of the living room is a tiled fireplace with a handcrafted oak mantel and mirror, offset at an angle from the rest of the room. The four windows, like most windows in the home, have blinds with wooden slats.
Original oak pocket doors divide the living room from the family room, which is paneled in oak, has a bay window and opens to the side porch. There is an adjacent full bath with a tub-shower and pedestal sink. This room also serves as the laundry room, complete with a GE washer, Whirlpool dryer and storage cabinets.
The kitchen has a tile floor, butcher block and tile counters, white cabinets with glass doors, and a double stainless steel sink. The lower kitchen cabinets have pull-out storage, which makes it so easy to access pots & pans, bowls etc. Open and airy, the light-colored kitchen has a central work island with another stainless steel (food prep) sink, and a separate eating counter for snacks and light meals. There are attractive hanging lights and a ceiling fan. Appliances conveying with the home include an LG refrigerator with a freezer drawer, a GE electric range and a Whirlpool dishwasher. The kitchen opens to a large, partially covered deck, perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining.
A wall has been removed to create a natural flow between the kitchen and dining room, which overlooks the front porch and offers views of the distant mountains.
A grand oak staircase and a back staircase from the kitchen lead a landing on the second level. Four bedrooms are on this level. The master suite includes a bath with a pedestal sink and an antique porcelain tub with a shower surround. Bedroom 2 has a fireplace and a private bath with a shower. Bedroom 3 has a large closet. Bedroom 4 has built-in cabinetry and a dressing table. All four bedrooms feature brass light fixtures representative of the period.
A staircase leads from Bedroom 4 to the attic. This unfinished space has six windows, interesting architecture and offers myriad possibilities.
The full basement provides an opportunity to get a better look at the home’s stone foundation. The unfinished basement serves primarily as a utility and storage area, it includes a triple utility sink, and location of new propane furncae.
The fenced yard has a workshop/storage shed with a built-in workbench and shelves. A ramp leads to this outbuilding’s double doors, suggesting it could house a riding mower.
This 110-year-old Victorian offers the opportunity to own an exceptionally attractive, comfortable, well-maintained historic home in a well-established Alderson neighborhood.