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Dayton’s Bluff

737 5th St. E.

1883 Queen Anne Twin Home
Lou Huckbody
I purchased this 1883 Queen Anne style twin house three years ago after an extensive interior remodel/renovation by its owner was left uncompleted. Although much of the house was in disrepair most of its original millwork and tiled fireplace was found intact. I did most of the work myself (while living in it), hiring skilled help when needed. This house shows how paint color and design elements as well as furnishings serve to balance its masculine lines and heavy dark stained millwork, while enhancing its grandeur and elegance. Highlights include the restored main staircase (found without its upper railing & balusters), the kitchen where new island, flooring and butcher block countertops create a more functional and pleasing layout, and the third floor/attic, where light filled space provides the perfect retreat.