It’s not uncommon to see homes for sale that are described as “Craftsman” or “Craftsman-like,” many of which are nothing of the sort (same goes for “bungalow”). This charming home, on the other hand, is the real deal. Built in 1905, it is an authentic American Craftsman house—a style with roots in the Arts and Crafts movement that took hold in the United States in the late 1800s and continued to be popular through the 1930s.
Some of the authentic features in the 1,802-square-foot-home include its multipaned windows, high ceilings, longleaf pine floors, hipped roof, overhanging eaves, and covered front porch.
The home has been updated and remodeled in a manner that fits nicely with its historic features. It as also been converted to a duplex; according to the listing, it could be restored to the single-family home it once was by creating an opening in the living room. Alternately, an owner could take advantage of the situation and rent out one side on a long- or short-term basis.
The homes many original features and footprint could make it eligible for city historic landmark status if that’s your thing. It’s also in the historic Aldrige Place neighborhood, which couldn’t hurt on that front.
The home has a total of three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a wraparound, screened porch on the back and one side of the house.
The large lot is landscaped with native and drought-resistant plants and fully is fenced. Since the part of 34th Street where the house is located was recently improved via a city sidewalk program, it’s convenient to wide, accessible sidewalks extending from Speedway to Guadalupe Street.
• 1100 West 34th Street [The Gill Agency]