914 2 AVENUE NW
This updated almost-century home is well maintained and charming outside and in. It welcomes you instantly as you step up from the bustling street, past the white picket fence to the covered veranda, nestled away under a canopy of trees.
Enter over the original threshold, which recognizes a hundred years of lives lived within, into the foyer with its antique brass light on the high ceiling. Continue to the main living area, past the original stained glass window, finished beautifully with crown molding, ceiling medallions, and chandeliers. In natural daylight, the luminescent Tuscan Pearl paint on the walls illuminate the space and add a glow to the original golden hardwood floors and fox-red fir baseboards and doors throughout. The fireplace has been designed and framed to easily replace it with a gas fireplace if one wishes.
Light streams through the windows bringing to life the original antique brass chandelier, the exposed brick chimney, and the dimmable copper bird-cage chandelier and matching hardware.
The beautiful extended bedroom with modern lights, fresh white windows, and monochromatic grey walls, offer black-out shades for afternoon naps and refreshing restful nights as the sun goes down. A door beside the double-wide mirror closet leads to the bathroom, also accessible from the kitchen area. Here there is a standing invitation to sink into the deep clawfoot tub with a book and candlelight to soak the blues away. Soft Sea-foam green walls, a whimsical mirror, and matching towel racks make drifting away into a dream a breeze.
Descend the spiral staircase to the walk-out lower level – all your favorite books waiting on the gorgeous built-in bookshelf. The basement had been fully renovated in 2013 - new cement flooring with Drop & Done removable panels, basement foundational walls reinforced with 5” spray foam insulation, and mold-resistant drywall. The entire house was refitted with new electrical wiring throughout and multiple pot lights were set in the white wainscoted wood ceiling. The wide-open space, with a large window, makes for an office or studio, and the open room provides a cozy bedroom area with a living room at the end.
Towards the closet and storage area, you’ll see the utility room, laundry, and bathroom. All appliances were newly installed, and the brilliant Miele washer and dryer, below storage cupboards, make for a perfect fit. The jetted tub and shower again invite relaxation and rest.
Exit the custom-made steel-reinforced door to a covered outdoor patio with a sump pump removing extra snowmelt and rainwater away from the house to the back alley.
Above is the large back deck with a waterproof Duradeck finish, accessible from downstairs or just a step outside the kitchen, it’s a hidden gem for entertaining and hosting gatherings or regular solo retreats. In the spring and summer, the trees surrounding the house give the experience of being far away from inner-city life.
This house is truly an inner-city sanctuary and treasure.
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