Historic home offers convenient location and modern amenities
Historic charm renewed
Our featured property in this weekend’s Real Estate Weekly offers a unique opportunity to buy a little piece of Grand Junction’s history. The history is a little clouded, however, with an informational piece from the National Register of Historic Places stating that the home was built in 1909, while amateur historian and former Daily Sentinel staffer Kathy Jordan dug up deeds and old newspaper clippings in 2011 that date the house back to 1883.
Either way, the house has been standing guard on the corner of Gunnison and Seventh Street for quite a while, or at least long enough to give prospective buyers confidence that the next wind storm won’t blow it apart.
Because the home has been in such a visible location its entire life, it’s obvious that it has been continuously and meticulously updated. While some features that make the home so charming, like the large, covered, wrap-around porch, the hardwood floors and the architectural detailing, date back to the early 20th Century, other features are much newer.
Many people enjoy the architectural charm of a century-old house, but they rarely want to enjoy the charm of a century-old bathroom or kitchen. Neither do they like the dark, cramped, rabbit-warren type of rooms that are often found in older homes. Our featured home has none of those, but plenty of modern features in its spacious, 2,774 square feet.
The gourmet kitchen has a stainless steel Frigidaire refrigerator and a five-burner Frigidaire stove with a side warmer and an under-the-counter microwave. A large butcher block island in the middle of the kitchen gives plenty of work and storage areas, and there’s also a pantry closet for additional storage.
In addition to the kitchen, formal dining area, living area, parlor and guest room downstairs, there’s a bright and sunny room on the southeast corner of the home that would make a perfect home office.
Upstairs, there is another study area as well as a dormer bedroom with its own private bath and the master suite. The master suite is large, with a reading area, several closets and a five-piece bathroom. The claw foot tub in the bath adds charm, but the large walk-in shower is great for those that want to see the charm of that cast iron tub while enjoying a hot shower.
The exterior of the home is brick. The detached garage is off Gunnison Avenue, and from the front porch, homeowners have a broad view of Seventh Street or Gunnison Avenue.
In the front yard, there are small lawn areas, as well as some xeriscaped areas. There are raised garden boxes on the side yard and in the back yard. The back yard also has a covered back porch, additional cement patios and lawn areas. There’s also a one-car detached garage and RV parking.
The home’s central location makes it a convenient walking distance to downtown. East Middle School and Chipeta Elementary School are about a block away from the home.
The Vaughn Team with Coldwell Banker Home Owners Realty is listing the property for $310,000.