Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Prettiest Cottage on the Hill

A meticulously conserved turn of the twentieth century house is on the market. It's on Thomas Street east of the Bank of America on Broadway. See it while you still can.

I had a chance to glance around the main floor about ten years ago when the owner was selling a friend's art work. The space appeared to be in original condition. A house of that vintage is built of irreplaceable straight grain Doug fir from six hundred year old timber. The wood grows stronger than steel as it ages. The original walls would have been lath and plaster, that is fire resistant. 


The tiny garden is enchanting, and the owner has set out bags of excess produce when his crops ripen. The property has excellent solar exposure because it is surrounded parking lots -30-

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