This 1911 vintage two-flat was built for Tillie Schutt by N. Osterlund. It matches the one next door, which was built in another color of brick and has had some alterations. The front of the building features a bay window with separate window openings. The porch has a new beadboard ceiling. The entrance has the original front door with an egg and dart design framing the glass. The entrance foyer has a ceramic tile floor with designs like a carpet.
Inside the first floor unit, the space design has some unique features. First, there is an entrance hallway that opens into both the living room and the dining room. At the entrance to the living room, the framework is massive square oak columns with an Arts and Crafts design at the top that extends down part of the column. This same design is repeated in the entrance to the dining room from the living room. The other woodwork in the room is oak with crown moldings. This continues in the dining room from the front hallway door, the window and the back hallway doorway.
In the back hallway, just to the left is the built in butler’s pantry in clear pine. This has been enhanced by beautiful stained glass which was brought by the current owners from Mexico. The same glass is installed in the back door. There are two bedrooms and a bath. The bath has been remodeled by the current owners with granite floor and wall tile to make this small space quite elegant.
When the current owners bought the building, the kitchen still had the free standing metal cabinets. They proceeded to plan the kitchen and design a more functional workspace. The floors are the original maple. The pantry is the next project for updating.
The back door opens onto the new enlarged back porch deck. This involved the demolition of one of those old enclosed back porches and a redesign of the space which overlooks a lovely shade garden and brick terrace.