Pick a path. Each leads to this duplex-turned-single-family residence in Southmore, but only the left fork heads to its front entry. The 1930 home is on a street of octogenarian 2-unit houses and newer 3-story townhomes just north of Southmore Blvd. in the Museum District’s transforming hinterlands. This newly listed two-for-one is asking $395,000.
Since the reworked interior retains much of the original floor plan and features, the home’s next owner might want to undo the conversion. Or not:
The front door opens into a small entryway (above) that formerly led to the upstairs unit. When remodeling removed part of the wall, however, it opened up a double-windowed space leading to the first floor’s lineup of living room-dining-room-kitchen:
The remodeled kitchen’s punchy aqua-and-white checkerboard flooring extends into a back porch and a hallway leading to the back door.
The 2,668-sq.-ft. home has 4 or 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms split between its 2 levels. On the first floor you’ll find this bedroom:
And this one, with French doors to the iron-gated front porch:
On the second floor there’s this bedroom, currently occupied by lounging animals:
And behind the fireplace of this room, currently used as the master suite, the former sun porch has been turned into a dressing room — with a sink and shower:
Now a playroom — with a floor pattern all set for a really big game of checkers — this space is the former upstairs unit’s living room:
An extra room with a purpose TBD:
The upstairs kitchen is still hanging around from its top-floor-unit days.There’s a laundry room off it, as well as a balcony with stairs leading to the back yard:
The property sits on a 6,250-sq.-ft lot. Its driveway has an automated gate, but there is no garage. Although redevelopment is also under way on this block’s Chenevert St. side, the lot behind this home currently has its original 2-story structure.
- 5101 Jackson St. [HAR]