This simple brick two-flat was originally a single family home. Building permits on the property are dated 1895 and 1901. The pedimented entrance portico is classical revival in style and may have been added with the second building permit.
This portico has been painted in “San Francisco” Victorian colors to accent the details. The façade shows some patterned brick work and an altered first floor window. Look to the second floor to see the original design with bull’s-eye molding.
As you climb the stairs to the high first floor apartment, notice the rusticated limestone foundation. This type of building is more common in older areas of the city. In Magnolia Glen it is unique. The cast iron hand rail is of a simple straightforward design.
In the first floor apartment you will be aware of the change in scale of the interior space. The 12 foot ceiling’s heavy cove molding and elongated double hung windows create a unique feeling of grandeur reminiscent of earlier buildings along the Southern East coast. The quartersawn oak floor and decorative oak mantle express a rich warmth. Other wood trim is painted, but you can see the bull’s-eye design with modified crown moldings around both windows and doorways.