Come Inside

The "back door" welcomes friends in first and is accessed from the rear patio.

This entry, a half bath, laundry and utility rooms were added in a major renovation to update and modernize the home.

The kitchen is our favorite and most used room. As avid cooks, we enjoy working in its bright space with "his and her" counter space. This room was designed with ample space and includes hanging racks for kitchen utensils. The hand-crafted cabinets include turntables in top and bottom cabinets closest to the cooking area.

The dining room is a gathering place for family and friends to socialize and dine. It easily accommodates a large table. To make serving easier, we added a pass-through from the kitchen which has became a favorite place to sit and chat when folks visit.

The living room is a spacious room that easily holds its current furnishings of end tables, sofa, love seat, large chair, entertainment center, and reclining chairs. We added a gas fireplace and ceiling fan for comfort in winter or summer days and evenings.

The bay windows in this room overlook the front porch and yard and provide abundant natural lighting for relaxing or reading.

The front door foyerfirst floor hall, and stairway retain their vintage, decorative Victorian woodwork. The front door has a frosted window design with two elks that is original to the home. You won't find a modern doorbell here; the original hand-turn doorbell has been repaired to working order. 

Here and on the stairway leading to the second floor, the original heart pine floors have been sanded and finished to bring out their natural beauty.

The room to the left of the front door entry is being used as a library/office. This well-lit room has windows on three sides facing the front, side and rear. Its current furnishings include a futon, bookcases, computer desk and recliner. The added gas fireplace retains the original mantle, formerly used with a gas heater. A pair of mantle lights and ceiling fan with light have been added. 

Originally, this room was used as a first floor bedroom and can be converted to that use, as needed.