Every so often we like to acknowledge broker-babble that captures the essence of a property in one pithy sentence. To wit: "If original gleaming heart-pine floors, original unpainted woodwork and clawfoot tubs are your thing, then this one's for you." That descriptive sentence aptly sums up this 1911 Ormewood Park beauty, listed for a hair shy of $500,000. This three-bedroom may lack cavernous extra rooms (total square footage is 1,649) but it's got creaky Southern soul in spades — and a fabulous saltwater backyard pool, which is heated. Elsewhere you'll find a two-story workshop, four restored and working fireplaces (including one in the master) and a spacious walk-in closet that's not exactly common to this time period.
· 1064 Delaware Ave. SE [Estately]