453 Elm Street

Cozy and clubby, this 1878 brick home has had thoughtful updates (kitchen, bathrooms, 2nd floor laundry), yet it retains the charm of its many original details. The décor is a delight, with interesting objects, all of which have personal meaning and back stories, displayed in clever ways (especially the living room mantel). The living room has been joined to the “game room” by opening up the fireplace wall, creating a great space for entertaining. The owners enjoy scavenging cool pieces of furniture, like the captain’s trunk they use for a coffee table and the metal retail display cabinets in the outdoor kitchen area, and they make what they can’t find—check out the kitchen table, made with lathing strips from a neighbor’s walls. Upstairs, they have claimed the back bedroom as the master so they can enjoy the balcony and use the adjoining bedroom as a closet and dressing room. They also love the river view from the front porch and parking off the alley. If you are utterly charmed by this house, ask for further details because it will be on the market by tour day!