Several blocks north of Green Lake, this two-bedroom craftsman, originally built in 1905, is cute on its own. While it’s been updated and remodeled, it still maintains a vintage feel inside—neither new or preserved design elements feel out of place, from hardwood floors to simple moulding to a clawfoot tub.
But it’s the small spaces carved out within—and just outside—this home that really make it stand out.
Most notably, the backyard holds a studio complete with a galley kitchen, a three-quarter bathroom with a shower bench, and a lofted sleeping area beneath an exposed-wood, vaulted ceiling with skylights. French doors led to a semi-private patio, giving the studio a very deliberate sense of place.
The studio can be preserved for living in, because there are a couple of other getaways for getting a little work done. One is a mudroom leading to the backyard, with wood-slat walls preserved for kind of a beach house feel.
Out in front, a garage has also been converted to be a little more homey, with an exposed-beam ceiling and double wooden doors adding warmth—and plenty of power outlets for band practice—although the floor’s still concrete in case you want to park an actual car there.
If none of those spaces call to you, there’s plenty of room to stretch out in the two bedrooms and the large backyard.
The home—or rather, two homes—are listed for $735,000.