1916 Penn Ave. S.

Built 1913
Brendan and Chelsea Flaherty
From the front, our house, which we acquired in 2012, looks like one of the more modest of this neighborhood’s early 20th century homes. A previous owner had made a huge and deep addition on the back for a recording studio, later used as an art studio. Our site has “no” back yard space, constrained by the curved alley and once home to two dilapidated single-car garages. Our remodel brought us a more intimate family room with tons of accessible storage and a logical transition to the new site-specific two-car garage. We’ve gained private-fenced outdoor patios and fun tile to update other spaces. Happy to be on tour to demonstrate there are solutions to “odd” house situations, too!