Old Highland Neighborhood

1510 Emerson Ave. N. (upper)

Built 1907
Bruce Barron and Omar Navarro
Our duplex, known as the Mustard House for its color, was built for the daughters of the lumberman next door. Recently we’ve added to this urban retreat by screening our upper balcony in a unique way that preserves the character of this old glory. We started years ago by remodeling the most important rooms in the house: kitchen and bath, creating storage and hanging art. When the weather improves, we’ll be doing landscaping. But we’ve also kept busy this winter creating a serious gym room in the basement, which will show tour visitors techniques for dealing with old limestone, burlap-wrapped pipes, and other old-house basement challenges, whether or not you go the workout route!