January 5, 2014Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Original Charmer in Nashville, Tennessee
By Eartha Kitsch
This week’s home is near and dear to my heart because it’s in my neighborhood and I know that well, these homes are becoming harder and harder to find. In fact, I’m going to put out a great big plea to encourage some wonderful buyer to swoop in and preserve this one. You dig? Totally. I’m telling you that if my husband and I were still on the hunt, I’d be including a photo of me dancing the “we found THE house!” jig in the middle of the kitchen floor.
Thanks to Shawn for sending this listing along and to Stacy for supplying me with extra photos.
This home is located at 2455 Eastland Avenue in Nashville, Tennessee. It was built in 1960 and has 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and is 1,390 square feet. It’s priced at $175,000 and is being offered by Reliant Realty. From the listing:
INVESTOR SPECIAL IN THE HEART OF EAST NASHVILLE! Great bones, hardwoods, almost an acre,and convert the two car garage into living space to have over 2000 square feet of living space.
Oh y’all know how I hate to hear the terms “investor special” and “great bones”. I’m out to prove that this place is more of a gem of a classic home that deserves a family to move right in and love it up good. Let’s go see!
Living Room & Dining Room
Kitchen and Den
Original Tile Bathroom
Patio and Pergola
Okay, so the listing didn’t show many photos but the homeowner was sweet enough to send along some snapshots of more of the original features left in this home. Check these out!
If you know me, you know I’m going to point out this amazing Western light first:
Here are some of the other vintage lights in the home:
And check out the bathroom mirror inset in tile and the sweet wide vanity:
And this great old Nutone built-in clock. Oftentimes, these came complete with doorbells and this one just might.
Look at the beautiful woodwork on the Living Room fireplace. I love some good scallop trim and both the paneling and the brick look brand new!
Did I mention that it even has a knotty pine garage? Be still my knotty pine lovin’ heart!
That’s the first knotty pine garage that I’ve ever come across and look at that sweet avocado phone!
I don’t know about you but I think that this home shines like a brand new copper penny and should give many more decades of service. Admittedly, I’m a sucker for an aqua kitchen too.
What do you all think of this home, readers? Do you agree with me in that it should be referred to with less “good bones” and more “dream home”?