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Dayton’s Bluff – Mounds Park

179 E. Urban Pl.

1885 Cottage
Carol Sommers
Not quite a 300 sq.ft-tiny house, this one-bedroom cottage has 700 square feet of light, smart space ideal for a single or a (happy) couple intent on radical downsizing. Its small yard basks in sun, grows fresh produce all summer, and is easy to care for all year. Transformation of the three nicely structured rooms has entailed mainly cosmetic work with some added architectural salvage and detail. The exterior has taken on fresh color and character. The new landscaping has involved serious excavation and plantings. I bought this tiny, modest 1885 house for its economy of design and expense, its functionality, and its wonderful location, a block from Mounds Park and the Mississippi. It’s perfect for a senior who can live and garden on one level and stroll on sacred land under swooping eagles.