How does home feel? It feels like 237 Morton Ave- the graciousness and quality of a bygone era, the amenities and convenience of a modern life, beautifully combined to create a one-of-a-kind space, as unique as you are. Add the charming, income-producing Victorian cottage, and prepare to fall in love.
Glorious soaring ceilings and rich Eastlake woodwork grace the first floor parlor and dining room, both of which feature an abundance of natural light from the tall windows. In the parlor, the fireplace mantel is white marble- stunning against the red walls, and the ambiance is adjustable with a trey ceiling and recessed lighting in addition to a beautiful chandelier. Wood floors? Of course.
The dining room is large, welcoming, comfortable. Family and friends will love lingering around the table. South facing windows bath this room in sunlight.
What about the kitchen? Open and clean, featuring lots of cabinets, a pantry for storage, and a small computer room that is a sunny wall of windows. A comfortable place to enjoy coffee and the paper. All appliances stay.
Upstairs are two bright and airy bedrooms, both with large windows and natural woodwork, and attic storage.
What is perhaps the pièce de résistance of this beautiful home is the luxurious bathroom. If you long for a bath that is a place of relaxation and indulgence, look no further. This bath was recently gutted and completely redone to extraordinary results. Double sinks with vanities, a huge glass-enclosed shower with modern, clean subway tiles, and what every historic home needs- a clawfoot tub for soaking away the cares of the day. The laundry is tucked away in the bath as well, washer and dryer stay. That stunning tile floor is more than beautiful to look at- it’s heated. Yes, those cold Dayton winters are a pleasure to face with toasty toes, and the exposed brick wall is its own textural work of art. So much to love!
The brick exterior of 237 Morton is equally as charming as the interior. Cozy corners and delightful surprises await you. The wrought iron fence immediately creates a welcoming atmosphere, and the landscape borders are the perfect place to indulge your green thumb. The covered front porch makes a nice place to watch the neighborhood activities, but this home also has another cozy porch in the backyard for more private relaxation. Tucked away from the street, is the patio- professionally installed slate pavers create a place to party and play. There’s enough lawn to have a brilliant green carpet, but it’s small enough that you could get away with using either an eco-friendly electric or a reel push mower.
Let’s look at the Victorian Cottage- 239 Morton Ave. This charming shotgun bungalow style home is another reason why this is such a unique property. This is a fully contained cottage with living room, one bedroom, eat-in kitchen, and a full bath. It has its own tiny yard tucked within the backyard of the main home. The Cottage is well-maintained by a long-term renter, currently on a month-by-month lease at $425.00 per month. If you need an in-law suite, combined generations, an artist’s studio, a guest cottage, or continue as rental income to pay part of the mortgage, the two homes together create flexibility that is hard to find anywhere in Dayton. There is also a two car garage on the property, so you don’t have to utilize street parking if you’d prefer not to.
Exteriors of all three buildings- home, cottage, and garage- have had a fresh coat of paint, making this home a showcase in the neighborhood. In fact, this home has been on several of South Park’s famous neighborhood tours.
2/9/13 Note: Listed for sale at $147,000.
Ready for a tour? Call Theresa Lussier, Realty Central, 937-343-1411.
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