Even without the flag waving as punctuation, this 1890 Victorian serves as a pint-sized Americana residential souvenir, complete with gingerbread trim and turned posts on the porch. The fence, however, is of more modern scale — and function, given its automated gate across the driveway. Flashbacks continue inside the cottage, listed earlier this month at $369,5000. It’s located in the Bartholomew Place tendril of Sunset Heights, a long block west of Metro’s Heights Transit Center.
At the heart of the 2-bedroom home, there’s a time-travel kitchen fitted with a little more gingerbread at the window, a vintage sink with drainboard, and an antique gas range with ventilation hood and fridge. The checkerboard flooring extends into a back room, visible from a (probably not original) cut-through above the sink. It’s also in the home’s sole bathroom, where there’s an overhead water tank and a claw foot tub:
Elsewhere in the home, which has 9-1/2-ft. ceilings and dark-stained trim, carpet covers the original wide-plank floors.
The glass-paneled door shown here leads to the kitchen:
A room across the back of the 1,056-sq.-ft. home has paneled walls and a painted beadboard ceiling. It opens to a porch overlooking the back yard of the fully fenced 9,322-sq.-ft. lot. There’s a carport and a detached workshop, but no garage. Utilities include space heaters and window units for air conditioning.
- 717 E. 21st St. [HAR]