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This lovely Queen Anne Victorian has an old soul with thoroughly modern charms. Built in 1895, its solid street presence is enhanced by its historical architecture. Set on the corner lot and surrounded with a fence and gate, the gingerbread trim, brackets and balustrade peak through the tree-studded front yard. A large porch is perfect for taking in the quiet surroundings, and a transom window over the front door with the street numbers in stained-glass sets the tone for what’s inside.
Highlighted with the high ceilings and original wood trim that’s found throughout, the foyer leads directly into a handsome parlor/living room with a gorgeous marble fireplace topped by a beautiful mirror. Arched doorways, ceiling medallions, intricate plasterwork details and warm wood floors are nicely offset by a clean, modern and open layout. Oversized double-hung windows frame pleasing tree-filled outlooks.
Through a graceful arch, the formal dining room leads directly to the kitchen - featuring a farmhouse sink, subway tile backsplash and, through a beautiful stained-glass door, access to a fantastic back garden. A deck off the kitchen is ideal for morning coffee, and a paved/gravel dining patio is up a few steps for summer parties under the trees. Lush and lovely, the garden is dramatically landscaped with fruit trees, a massive bird of paradise, datura, jasmine, succulents, palms and a majestic redwood.
The two bedrooms both have en suite bathrooms, and each has a spacious feel from the high ceilings and tall windows. The primary bedroom in the front has another spectacular marble fireplace, and has a beamed and vaulted ceiling with skylights. The bay windows boast a pretty night view of lights on the hill. The back bedroom has a cast-iron clawfoot bathtub and pedestal sink, with wood wainscoting.
As a fabulous bonus, the lower level includes a home office, a good-sized laundry room and extra storage.
This superb home is a rare find: it is full of the comforts of today’s style of living, while still retaining its classic appeal.