August 19, 2012Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Shreveport, Louisiana
This is it, readers! What a wonderful treat I have to present to you today!
Built in 1936, today’s home is referred to as Streamline Moderne, a late style of Art Deco, but without the ornamentation and with the introduction of curved lines, glass brick and flat roofs.
The architect of this home was Theodore A. Flaxman. I couldn’t find any information about him, but he apparently built a lot of this style of buildings in Shreveport. Several of his structures are now classified as historic, including this house.
Continuing on, the home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom. There is 3,827 square feet. There has been some restorations done inside, but darned if I can tell what’s been restored, as the details are accurate to the era.
The price is $775,000.00 and Coldwell Banker J. Wesley Dowling Associates, Inc. have the listing and may be reached at 318-213-1555.
If you look at the first photo, this is the half-round glass blocked area off the front door steps. Beautiful!
THE LIVING ROOM
Notice the recessed lights in the base of the steps?
THE DINING ROOM
THE FAMILY ROOM
The cabinets look original, but maybe not and the flooring is probably new, but looks great! Also looks like stainless steel countertops. Yes, there’s a Viking stove, but we don’t care, the kitchen is still marvelous!
THE MASTER BEDROOM
TWO OF THE BATHROOMS
According to the listing description, this bathroom had been restored. Can you tell any difference? I can’t.
And, this bathroom is ALL original!
I have to confess that I had about given up on finding a home to show today, but thankfully, I switched regions and began exploring the South. Whew!
What are your feelings about today’s home, readers?