“For downtown living, to have sunny and shady spots, plenty of room for recreation and some nice sitting areas … that is pretty unique,” she said. “Plus, I’ve planted hundreds of bulbs through the years, so you’ll have something blooming all four seasons. It’s very pretty.”
Perhaps the Castles’ favorite upgrade has been the home’s attic. They have morphed the third-floor space into a contemporary, bright and insulated haven, perfect for kids’ slumber parties or, on the flip side, a quiet area for guests.
Also upstairs are the home’s four bedrooms, three of which have their own bathrooms.
Whereas the attic certainly emits modern vibes, the bulk of the home retains its historic allure. Among the features you’ll notice throughout are its original blown-glass windows, towering arches, original hardware on doors, real plaster walls, resurfaced hardwood floors and pocket doors.
Upon arrival to its front patio, you’ll notice the ornate trim work out front, along with the home’s porch swing, where you can envision plenty of morning coffees and time spent watching the urbanites swirl by.
Out back, the home’s large fenced yard (perfect for Fido) has a large wooden deck, stamped concrete patio with fire pit and covered gazebo.
There is also a two-car detached garage, which has its own electrical system and second-floor storage area. As a major bonus, there is plenty of additional space outside of the garage for off-street parking, too.