This Tudor Revival/Arts and Crafts house is located in the charming old Fisher Park neighborhood in Greensboro, North Carolina. The district took shape back in 1902, when Captain Basil John Fisher donated about 14 acres of his land holdings to develop a neighborhood surrounding a park. The city paid Fisher five dollars and agreed to build a “driveway” within the donated land, while the central area became Fisher Park. Local builders soon began developing the neighborhood, and a streetcar ran along a local street to the city center. Today, real estate in the historic neighborhood is prized.
Built in 1913, the four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home has been meticulously restored to maintain its historical character, yet is fully equipped with modern updates. Not surprising, then, that after just a week on the market, the property, which includes 0.31 of an acre of land, went into contract with an asking price of $629,000. Morgan Bisenar at Redfin is the listing agent.
Equipped with a hanging swing as well as a seating area, the side porch is the perfect spot to relax with a book and a cup of tea. Inside, original hardwood floors, beautiful windows, and old fixtures and fittings add period charm. The eat-in kitchen, with built-in shelves to hold a myriad of kitchenware, a green island, and a high-end Aga stove, really is that real estate cliché, a chef’s kitchen. The adorable laundry room includes an old sink, and there are more more nooks and crannies in the upstairs bedrooms as well as bathrooms redone with vintage style.
The pièce de résistance for this adorable property, however, may be the backyard, with its white-painted brick outdoor fireplace, hot tub, and a detached studio. In the side yard, overlooked by the porch, there’s additional green space, for maybe a vegetable garden or to keep chickens.