Bright red doors make this 1916 cottage stand out in Greenwood. It was on the market for a few months as a For Sale By Owner at $400,000, but is now listed at $425,000. Watch to see if that makes a difference in this accelerated market.
The house has classic elements of a Craftsman, particularly the modest, covered front porch. Inside, a box beam ceiling and wall panels provide texture to a living room, saving it from being just another box. One surprise is the lack of a fireplace, something that is quite common in hundred-year old houses. Check to see if that’s a hint that updates have happened throughout the decades.
A herringbone pattern in the kitchen’s hardwood floor also adds a distinctive character without intruding on the rest of the room’s design. The labor and skill involved in creating such an intricate pattern might only show up in much fancier modern homes. Here’s it part of the package.
It is a tiny house. Seven hundred square feet may be modest, but can also feel roomy compared to some condos. The primary period details in the one bedroom and the one bathroom are probably the wood trim in the window frames that are carried throughout the house, even into the laundry.
At 4,791 square feet, the lot is also modest, though large enough for a detached garage that looks like it could be as old as the house. The driveway and the walkways are built from bricks, a technique that also takes a lot more time than modern methods, yet may last longer. No need to worry about cracks when the entire surface is nothing but a permeable web of opportunities for water to trickle down and weeds to sprout up.
- 9008 Evanston Ave N [Windermere]