A large, two-story house with broad porches, balconies, and Victorian-style details, this home is similar to a handful of its neighboring residences, which populate a couple of blocks in the historic Swede Hill neighborhood. Located across from or close to the neighborhood’s small city park, all are of fairly recent vintage and of varying period styles, but together create a “town square” effect around the park and give the impression of being original to the locale.
This particular home’s architecture is roughly based on styles found in New Orleans and other parts of the South and, if one can look past some of the sillier staging and occasional anachronistic feature, does a not-bad job of evoking a mood one associates with sultry summers and Southern fiction. High ceilings, longleaf pine floors, built-in cabinets, vintage fixtures, and items such as its clawfoot tub go a long way toward bolstering the impression.
Built in 2006, the 4-Star Green home also has many modern amenities houses in the Old South largely lacked, including a chef’s kitchen, a heated pool with a swim jet, and walk-in closets.
The kitchen has honed stone counters and Jenn-Air appliances.
The upstairs master suite has a private balcony and bathroom that features encaustic tiles, a clawfoot tub, and a separate, walk-in shower.
Behind the house is a fenced yard, the pool, and parking for three cars.
• 1307 Waller Street [Moreland Properties]