Historical Fayetteville home unites original details with upgraded extras
July 29th, 2012 at 5:55 am | Type:
Open house event will showcase five Wilson Park properties
BY PATRICIA SMITH
Built in 1926 and located on a corner lot just blocks from Wilson Park, 526 N. Highland Ave. in Fayetteville successfully blends historical features with modern amenities.
Listed by Jordan McCutchen of Bassett Mix & Associates for $335,000, the 2,281-square-foot home has three bedrooms and a full bath.
The house is open from 2-4 p.m. today as part of the Bassett Mix & Associates’ Wilson Park Home Tour event. Other showcased properties are:
• 509 Forest Avenue, 3,253 square feet, $512,500 • 402 Ila Street, 4,088 square feet, $474,000 • 607 Park Avenue, 2,156 square feet, $425,000 • 435 Hawthorn Street, 2,910 square feet, $399,900 At the Highland Avenue property, two sets of French doors open off the covered
porch into the home’s living room and formal dining room. Notable features include large windows with custom-cut wood blinds, an impressive dining room chandelier and original moldings.
Original hardwood floors flow throughout the lower level, including the kitchen, which lies under a beadboard ceiling. The space also has new wood cabinets with crisp white paint, wain- scoting, granite countertops and a full stainless steel appliance package that includes a side-by- side refrigerator. A breakfast nook is nestled in one corner next to a door that opens to the back deck.
A detailed banister edges the original wood staircase that leads to the upper level, which houses the three bedrooms. The full bath, which is wrapped with beadboard wainscoting, boasts a slate floor, double pedestal sinks and a restored claw-foot tub dated from 1923. Other upper-level features are large closets and custom wood built-ins.
Outdoor amenities include an 8-foot, custom- designed privacy fence and a cedar exterior with new paint.
The basement has been completely renovated and offers sealed and cemented walls and floors, new paint and a new wooden staircase. Addition- al upgrades include a reinforced steel-column foundation, security system and new gutters.
Private showings can be arranged by call- ing Jordan McCutchen of Bassett Mix & Associates at (479) 422-9877.
From Interstate 540, take exit 64 and head east on Wedington Drive. Continue onto North Street, then turn right on College Avenue, right on Davidson Street and left on Highland Avenue.
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