My Folk Victorian, century-old Cottage, built sometime between 1895 and 1912 - and now for sale - has many interesting and unique architectural features. Some of these features have been restored. Others have been left for enjoyment of their vintage, weathered look.
Upstairs in the remolded attic are three original eyebrow windows. The wood above the windows is aromatic cedar which gently perfumes the attic on warm days.
The front door contains an oval, beveled glass pane with a working transom above.
Weathered acanthus leaf detail on the back door adds Old World grace.
The original claw foot tub proves fascinating to my cat karma. I like a "shabby chic" look so I've left the small shelf as is.
This old knob is on the original back door which now leads into an added on laundry room. I love the "rust-chic" patina of age and the slightly Art Deco look of the escutcheon.
Both the east and south gables are topped with tin and copper eave crestings.
All the Cottage's windows have been replaced with brand new Simonton white vinyl, double-hung (downstairs) and casement windows (upstairs) which have a lifetime guarantee for both the present owner (me), and whomever the next owner will be. The windows are double-paned with argon gas between for maximum heat and cold control.
A new energy-efficient furnace was installed in the cellar several years ago. The Cottage has also been rewired with all new electric, upstairs and downstairs. Porch lighting and outside electrical outlets have been added, as well.
Other interesting wood details are part of the Cottage.
Egg and dart molding details above doors and windows inside the Cottage.
This style knob is found on most of the inner and outer doors of the Cottage.
Last summer new cement steps were poured and handrails added.
The wrap-around front porch is a wonderful spot to sip a cup of tea on a cool summer morning or enjoy an iced beverage on a sultry afternoon.
There are other interesting details that are part of the Cottage, too. Some simply have to be discovered for oneself!