220 N.W. 7th Ave
Please notice the gingerbread banister and the custom handrail which is enclosing the 220 sq. ft. porch. You are sure to enjoy relaxing under the ceiling fan while sitting on top of the decking made from 100% recycled milk jugs. As you open the door you’ll notice the end-grain Long Leaf Heart Pine tiles which were recycled from homes in the neighborhood. As you walk down the hall and over the herring boned oak wood flooring we hope you will enjoy the knot that we painstakingly layed is reclaimed antique Long Leaf Pine from the Goodwins mill. Directly above the knot in the center of the house you will find an energy efficient and quite whole house fan which ventilates the house and the attic to help keep you comfortable.
At the end of the hall is the main bathroom that has been tiled with cobalt blue borders and accents, fully equipped with Americast tub, long mirror, wall hung sink and closet. The front Bedroom has three windows, a ceiling fan, and it’s own walk in closet with a window, so you’ll have plenty of light, breeze, and space to store your shoes. The second bedroom also has a ceiling fan and a walk in closet with window, but it also comes with it’s very own bathroom!!! hooray!! A beautiful bathroom with black diamond tile accents and a wall to wall mirror, bathtub and closet.
But wait.. Two bathrooms? You may be asking, “Can the water heater keep up with the demand because I like taking long baths and every where I live I run out of hot water.” Well don’t worry, be happy because this house has a heat on demand tank-less hot water heater. This means two important things to you. 1) You will save $10-$15 a month on your gas bill because it only heats the water when you need it and 2) It heats the water for as long as you need it. Yes, dual bathes while someone is washing the dishes and doing laundry is an option.
The Den which sits in the front corner of the house has it’s original bead board ceiling. Please take notice of the oak herring bone running diagonally across the turn of the room. The diagonal bead board walls were recycled from the original house but from different rooms. This room is very bright and gets lots of breeze. At night you will enjoy the track lights that follow the turn of the room.
The Dining room and living room are spacious and well lit. The six inch three piece trim that runs throughout the home maintains that historic house aesthetic. The Kitchen has a wood floor keeping with the original style of the home however the custom birch cabinets and the white tile counters give it a very modern feel. You will enjoy cooking on the gas stove with plenty of counter space. The windows above the sink stretch for almost nine feet letting in a joyful amount of light. The view from this window is fantastic.
You have a magnificent historic baptist church to your right, and a fruit tree which produces delicious cooking pears that I happen to be eating as I type this (crazy huh?). In the kitchen you will find a full size pantry and a Energy Star front loading washer and dryer. The washer uses apr. 15 gallons per load while a regular washer uses 50 gallons a load! Remarkable!
Lets step out side on to the back stoop. The railing and banisters are made from recycled milk jugs and are covered with Wysteria which produces beautiful and fragrant edible flowers.. The pear tree shades the concrete picnic table during the spring and summer months and loses it leaves to heat you in the winter months. There are two large pecan trees and two pears trees in the yard.. The house is surrounded with a wide variety of native plants such as Oak Leaf Hydrangea, Walters Vybernum, Chickasaw Plum, Fire Bush, Pink, and Yellow Azalea, Blue Berries, and much, much, more. All the windows, walls, ceiling, and floors are insulated. The gas furnace and A/C meet the new 13 SEER efficiency standard . All the electric, gas piping, A/C, water and sewer are new and have been inspected by the building department to meet or exceed current building codes (as of 2005). I hope you have enjoyed the tour. Please view our before and after photos of the house. -Thanks!