Virginia Park, whose turn-of-the-century homes have stood the test of time, is one of the city’s great historic districts. The neighborhood north of New Center was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
This 4,200-square-foot home from 1896 is no exception. It’s listed for $629,900 and already has a tenant leasing for $4,000 per month.
The home has some great Victorian details throughout. There’s three working fireplaces, and one has an especially attractive glazed brick. The wood on the trim, doors, mantels, staircase, and molding looks impressive and gives the interior a feeling of warmth. There’s not one, but two living rooms, and a neat nook by the front entrance that’s currently used as a writing space.
The kitchen has modern appliances and an island with a wood countertop. There’s also a butler’s pantry with glass cabinet doors and a little hand washing sink (which we like more than is warranted). Each bedroom, including one on the renovated third floor, has its own en suite bathroom that’s been updated with new tiles and glass shower doors. And the backyard has a great little brick patio and detached two-car garage.
All in all, a fantastic home worthy of the historic neighborhood.