The coronavirus pandemic has remade what’s normal, and home buying is no exception. Typically, the real estate market tends to hit the brakes in the fall, as kids return to school and families
The Iconic White Cherry HouseYear Built: 1904
Beating all odds, this centenarian home was move-in ready and still features the charming architectural details that made it memorable more than 100 years ago.
Penny Scroggs and her family had barely been in their new home for a year when she decided to uproot the group and move. Her dream home had just hit the market, and she wasn’t wasting time. Penny had already waited years to get inside the sprawling three-story white clapboard house on east Cherry Street. After eyeing the historic home for several years, Penny scooped it up less than a week after it hit the market. Built in 1904, the home has everything she wanted. The grassy lot stretches across 1.4 acres and sits up on a slight hill away from the street. It features two sunrooms and a spacious back side patio with a pergola and hot tub. The home’s five bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths are scattered between the second and third stories.
Amazingly, the centenarian home was move-in ready. The previous owners had occupied the house for 17 years and had lovingly updated the historic property. The original hardwood floors were untouched, while the kitchen and outdoor living areas were updated. Even the original glass doorknobs and windows remain, warped glass and all. In fact, when the glass panel in the front door fogs over on humid days, it reveals a fun historic relic: the lingering outline of the previous owner, Mr. Ward’s, architecture business plaque.