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West End Victorian billed as ‘historic gem’ seeks a half million dollars

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Renovated in 2013, the home maintains its historic origins with some modern updates

Yellow Victorian home with covered porch.
A style befitting the West End.
EXP Realty LLC

Located on Peeples Street in the West End Historic District, this 1897 Victorian doesn’t flaunt gingerbread flourishes and other trademarks of the style, but it remains a prime example of quality craftsmanship.

Inside the 2,431-square-foot home, woodwork claims the spotlight as the most prominent feature.

From the pine hardwood floors and five-panel doors to the pine trim and fireplace mantels, the woodwork certainly is worthy of attention.

Of course, there’s also the custom built-in bookshelf in the library, which appears to also double as one of the four bedrooms.

Other period details include pocket doors, transoms, and the many brick fireplaces, although it’s not clear how many of those are actually functional.

Some of the modern touches that presumably could have been part of the 2013 renovation include the farmhouse sink, cooktop, and recessed lighting in the kitchen, the loft in one of the bedrooms, and updates in all three bathrooms.

When relaxing on the expansive covered front porch, potential buyers can enjoy the view of the gated front yard, which the listing touts as an “urban oasis.”

The living room features one of many fireplaces.

In the backyard, find privacy to enjoy the deck, thanks to the fence, along with off-street parking and a small storage building.

Just listed by EXP Realty LLC for $500,000 even, the home currently is the most expensive unclaimed listing in West End, although there are two in the $430,000 range, both of which have been on the market more than 40 days.

Time will tell if this property will share a similar fate.

The dining room contains a collection of woodwork.
The kitchen features some notable updates.
A custom bookshelf dominates this bedroom, er, library.
The built-in loft is an interesting surprise.
The master bedroom dominates the second floor.
The master bathroom with double vanities and a clawfoot tub.
The private backyard, for enjoying the great outdoors.