Hansel and Gretel never lived here....but you can! A true storybook cottage with whimsical curb appeal. This picturesque 1930s downtown home is ideally located in Eola Heights Historic District, on one of the the most sought after streets. The best in urban living with a running track directly across the street, and parks with lovely green spaces within steps of your front door. 3 Bedrooms with 2.5 Bathrooms in the main house with 2,340 heated sq. ft., and another 625 sq. ft. of living space above the garage. Phil Keen designed, 3 car block constructed detached garage built in 2010 in the style of the original home, with 975 sq. ft. of garage space including a full bathroom. One bay features 15 foot ceiling to accommodate a car lift if desired. Perfect for a car aficionado! The main house has additional covered parking with a porte-cochere with side entrance.
The original character of the home is well preserved with wood shake shingle siding, beautiful oak floors, plaster walls, crown molding, solid wood doors and operational original lead glass windows. There is an abundance of natural light and textures throughout the home. Updated with a new 2020 Certainteed designer slate-style shingle roof on main house, and 220 amp electrical updated in 2004. This bright and spacious home features a Living Room with wood burning brick fireplace, generous size Dining Room, front Florida Room full of windows and 3 large Bedrooms. Upstairs Bathroom and Kitchen were both remodeled in 2005. The Kitchen is a fun retro diner-style design with subway tiled Breakfast Nook. There is a spacious indoor Laundry/Mudroom with Powder Room located off the Kitchen. This house is especially enchanting with a secret hidden passage way essential for escaping the Big Bad Wolf! Also wonderful for a fun playroom or conditioned storage. The living area above the garage is a great flex space, with an abundance of options for a home studio, office, home school/virtual classroom, possible Air BNB or rental apartment conversion. Zoned R2 with potential to be an incoming producing property. Beautiful paver driveway and rear patio, wonderful for entertaining. Just steps to booming downtown arts and entertainment, Lake Eola Sunday Farmer's Market, Thornton Park shopping & dining and more! Enjoy all downtown Historic Eola Heights has to offer.
This home is a true architectural gem. Priced just right for a new homeowner's finishing touches to restore into a historic showcase home. With current mortgage rates at all-time lows, owning a home in Eola Heights has never been more affordable. Houses like this don't come on the market often, an absolute must see. Don't miss out on this very special home, call to schedule your private showing today. You'll be just in time to share some hot porridge with new neighbors this Fall!