Once in a lifetime you come across a property that you actually DREAM could be your own. This eclectic Victorian is one of those. An honest, turn of the last century classic, this Grass Valley in-town home has been loved by the families who have lived within her walls. I fondly refer to her as “Harper House” as she is special and deserves her own name. Upgraded over the years by each owner, with a demonstrated care for the integrity of her floor plan but giving her a Bohemian personality all her own you just MUST come see this home. Most recently, there has been a new roof, upgraded sewer line, new carpeting, new lighting, and rehabilitation of long lost gardens. Though humble, these improvements are going to make it easier on the next owner!
At three stories tall, there is a spacious loft master with en-suite bathroom, venting sky-lights, and view windows on the top floor. The entry level features many of the original touches including hard wood flooring, handmade doors, and, best of all, the original base and door moldings. The kitchen has been updated in the past, with good electrical, upgraded lighting features, and newer plumbing. There is a walk-in pantry, a service door to the side porch (for easy unloading of groceries!), and tall ceilings. This owner has added designer shades, period lighting, and charming accents.
The main floor also has a large parlor our owner used as a guest room, an open dining/family room area with attached view deck, and a full bathroom with in-floor heating. There is a gorgeous wood slider that opens to the upper deck for alfresco dining, and moon rise partying. The outside living space has a view over the lush sloped gardens, a view over town and a lower level open deck for more garden lounging. There are many different garden areas and a period “carriage house” with additional parking on the lowest level of the property. It is truly a stunning environment for an in town home. Just a quick five minute walk to area restaurants and music and theater venues. It might make a perfect second home.
The downstairs is a treat. There is an adorable stairwell down to the lower level from the living room, or it is accessible from outside through a sunny mudroom. There are several bedrooms, powder room, laundry area, workshop, and art studio on this level.
Don’t miss the special updates on this home. The Harper house is now ready for prime time, and will be on the market the end of the first week in May. We are staged, cleaned, move in ready, and having our preview week this week. Stay tuned!