This beautiful turn of the century home was designed by architect Neils Buck. Recently, it has undergone some sensitive restoration including the removal of the asphalt siding and five-color exterior painting. As you look at the façade, you will note the simple round turret, evidence of the influence of the Queen Anne style. Above the second floor, the siding is shingled. Note the crown molding above the trird floor window. The porch is accented with original Ionic columns and, as you will see in the photo of the original owner, the porch would have been screened in for the summer.
In the front hall, you will notice the original staircase with oak turned spindles. The stairway landing is extended to a small alcove next to the door. The light fixture in the front hall is original to the home. The living room opening is wide and affords a free flow of space. In the corner of the living room is the beautiful original oak fireplace set on a diagonal. The hearth tile is also original. Note the beautiful fireplace grate.
In the dining room, the oak wood is featured around the windows, on the china hutch with mirror and for the built-in window bench. This west window overlooks the back garden. The wood moldings are crown moldings with the egg and dart design.
The kitchen was remodeled in 1990. The woodwork is the original natural heart of pine on both the window and the back door. This opens on to one of the few original back porches in this neighborhood.
The staircase to the second floor leads to a hallway with four bedrooms. The master bedroom and sitting room have the original French doors. Again, these may be the only remaining ones from the homes designed by Neils Buck.
The floors and woodwork on the second floor are original and restored. The rooms have their original light fixtures. This home does not have the second staircase and servants room, so we can guess that its original owners did not have servants. The current owners have restored this home with a loving touch so that it stands now, 94 years old, much as it did in the early part of this century.