By JULIA @ HOOKEDONHOUSES.NET
Welcome to Fantasy Open House Week: “Old Homes Edition.” Today we’re taking a tour of a home built in 1860 before the Village of Terrace Park had been incorporated. At the time it was built, it was near a busy toll road.
Come on in and look around!
This sign on the front porch shows what the house looked like when it was young. Notice the turret that it used to have that was destroyed in a fire in the 1920s and was not rebuilt.
I was lucky enough to meet the lovely couple that currently lives here. The husband is from England, so they fly both the American and British flags.
The front door was originally where that window is at the bottom of the stairs. They moved the entry over to the side where the porch is.
At the top of the stairs, a sweet girl’s room had its own fireplace:
The red library:
The living room used to be two smaller rooms. A wall was removed to open it up and make one large space:
A picket fence gate swings in the doorway between the living room and kitchen:
The kitchen was so bright and colorful, we couldn’t help but smile when we stepped into it:
The blue kitchen door leads to the back deck:
Imagine my excitement when I spotted this shed-turned-guest house in the backyard. It was like a playhouse for grownups!
These homeowners are not afraid of color. I loved this yellow table with the blue chairs. They painted the concrete floor the same blue:
This house just felt happy. I think I lingered in it longer than I did in any of the other homes on the tour, even though it wasn’t the biggest or grandest. Big thanks to the gracious homeowners for letting us in and allowing photographs!
Come back tomorrow to see the former mayor’s residence that has a big front porch that was built over a century ago with stones from the nearby Little Miami River.
If you’re Hooked on Fantasy Open Houses, click here to see the fabulous homes we toured in the past!
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