October 20, 2013Won’t You Be My Neighbor -A Charming Cape Cod In Columbus, OH
By Eartha Kitsch
My husband and I have been doing some house shopping here in our hometown and we’ve noticed that unfortunately, the majority of the vintage home are being gutted. It’s just heartbreaking. Many times, even if a house hasn’t been completed gutted, we’ll find that brand new fixtures and features are added alongside the already existing period ones and well, things just don’t mesh well. Many of the older homes feel quite jarring when this happens. For instance, you can be standing outside of a lovely fifties home, feeling all sunshine and rainbows and then you walk inside to find that most everything is new. These houses just don’t feel right. The charm is gone. I’ll never believe that you can take a vintage home and make the inside look brand new and have things seem completely right. To me, it’s like resetting the charm that has built up through the decades. So much is lost.
Thinking of those lost homes makes me really appreciate this week’s feature home. A few minor changes have been made in the kitchen and baths but since they were done with restraint and an eye towards flattering the existing decor, they go well with all of the wonderful features that have been left intact. The beautiful woodwork, doors and built-ins have been retained, as well as the pretty bathroom fixtures and fun basement floor.
This home is located at 2477 E. Livingston Avenue in Columbus, Ohio. It is a three bedroom, two bath home and is 1,568 square feet. It was built in 1955 and the listing price is $158,500. It is listed with Keller Williams Consultants. From the listing:
Beautiful Berwick Cape Cod close to all the Bexley amenities with Columbus taxes. Walk to Berwick Elementary, Capital University, churches and synagogues. Meticulously restored with new roof, gutters, windows, heating and a/c. Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout. First floor master with full bath. Screened porch.
Let’s take a look!
One of the Bathrooms
Back Screened Porch
This home looks so well-kept and loved. The woodwork just gleams and how about that cool shelving unit divider between the kitchen and dining area? I know that if this house was located in my town, we’d be seriously considering it. I know that my kitties would love that sunporch! What do you all think of this sweet cape cod home?