Incredibly Charming Home in the Boulevard Historic District


Located in the Boulevard Historic District and walking distance to many locally owned businesses and the award winning Chase Street Elementary. 635 Nantahala Ave is a circa 1913 cottage filled with charm and character. In 2007 the owners began renovations on the home by basically taking it down to the studs, insulating throughout, adding new HVAC, roof, plumbing and electrical throughout. Keeping details throughout such as hardwood floors, solid wood doors and trim, high ceilings and fixtures allowed for combining historic charm and modern details to make this beautiful family home. The front entry is immediately inviting with exposed brick from an old fireplace and antique door leading to a coat closet. To the right is the living room that gets great afternoon light. The wall between the living area and kitchen was opened to allow for entertaining space while still keeping the cozy cottage feel. The stainless appliances, gas cooktop and cabinetry blend with the prep island, wall ovens and repurposed industrial sink to a provide a perfect mix of past and present. An eat in area leads to a walk in pantry and access to the roomy full bathroom and laundry. Both the pantry and bathroom antique doors were once a set of french doors from an old store adding the character of the home. The full bathroom was remodeled in 2016 with hex tile floors, subway tiled tub/shower, built in cabinetry and a laundry area while still providing plenty of space to share. All bedrooms are situated off the open hall, each with antique entry doors and great natural light. Just off the kitchen is access to a back mudroom with shelving and storage that leads to the back yard, nice open deck and area for playing games or grilling out. A block retaining wall is in place with the idea of future additions to the main home offering great possibilities for future homeowners. Also, out back is a workshop/shed with electrical in place. Currently used as creative space there are many options to consider for future use. The charm of the workshop is in the hardwood floors and wood plank ceilings. Step out front to the covered porch with floors and railings that were redone in 2016 and relax with enough room outdoor dinners, read a book on the porch swing or have morning coffee and look out at a variety of plantings such as dogwoods, fringe tree, eucalyptus, elderberry, blueberries, star jasmine, figs, tea olive and the beautiful Chinese flame tree that frames the front steps leading to this adorable cottage. Asking price $379,000

Brant Rackley