3317 Charlotte

The Cowherd Brothers built this quaint 1 & 1/2 story front-gable Folk house in 1905. Modest Queen Anne detail included classical front porch columns; shingle and clapboard siding; simple leaded glass windows; corner pilasters; and dentil details over windows and on the Frieze. For over eleven years, the house had sat abandoned and falling apart. Owners Erin and Slawik Pech completely remodeled the house in 2014. Exterior renovations included replacing asbestos siding with vinyl clapboard and fishscale shingle lookalike, rebuilding the porches, replacing some windows, and adding windows at the top of the front gable. The original small-room layout has been extensively modified to provide a more open feel and flow with dark trim and floors throughout. Although the house had few remaining original fixtures other than the fireplace surround, Erin and Slawik went to great lengths to maintain the historic feel. The main bathroom was updated with subway tiles, pedestal sinks and a claw foot bathtub. Recycled (from nearby mansions which were torn down) leaded and stained glass windows were added including in the new sliding barn doors. Impressive cathedral ceilings on the second floor added a loft space in the master bedroom. It's the perfect hideaway for kids or adults!

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