Need a project? This old Craftsman has been in the same family since 1956, but now they’re ready to sell. The property hit the market Monday, and the granddaughter of the owners, who moved into the house from Nebraska more than six decades ago, emailed us to say they’re looking for a buyer who will sensitively restore it and stay true to its architectural style.
Constructed in 1910, when development of the Madison Heights neighborhood took off, this house holds four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Inside, it’s bedecked with a brick fireplace, built-ins, beams, wainscoting, and molding; the exterior features a porch and stone columns.
Despite those charming details, it needs some TLC. (We see you, brown carpet, and you, too, neglected backyard.)
It’s got the fixings of a traditional Craftsman, and while it’s probably seen better days, it’s not a total wreck. It’s probably for that reason, and for the location, that it’s listed at an untraditional fixerupper price of $1.098 million.
- 619 South Oakland Avenue [Zillow]