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The single-level house features typical Craftsman design elements, such as low pitched front-gabled roofs and cedar shingles, in combination with bold Prairie style influences, including a horizontal profile and three stout square columns supporting a flat elongated front porch roof. The porch entrance is a prominent feature with a drive-through carport leading to an original rear detached single-car garage. Historic exterior paint colors were advised by a specialist in architectural history and historic preservation. Professional landscaping was recently updated by a local North Park firm, Mooch Exterior Designs, and features drought-tolerant plants. A concrete slab, now functioning as a patio surface, originally served as the floor of a backyard potting shed.


The spacious interior was designed for sophisticated comfort and functionality, with many impressive built-in features. Original detailing includes tapered columns and a gorgeous buffet with original mirror, beveled glass doors and handles. The fireplace maintains its original tile. The hammered copper fireplace screen with delightful pinecone design was purchased at an antique store. The abundant, richly colored wood used throughout the living room and dining area is complimented with choice antique and thrift store discoveries, Roseville pottery, family mementoes, as well as new and custom built furniture.


The current owner, who possesses a degree in Interior Design and works in the high-end home furnishings industry, has done much of the restoring and updating work on the house herself. She has outfitted the interior with products she represents to the interior design trade such as textiles, wallcoverings, lighting, hardware and window blinds, and has immaculately refinished many pieces in her collection of Art Deco and Arts & Crafts era furniture herself.


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