Once in a lifetime you come across a property that you actually DREAM could be your own. This sweet Victorian home, soon to be on the market, is one of those. An honest Victorian (born before the turn of the last century), this Grass Valley in-town home has been loved by the families who have lived within her walls. The property we fondly refer to as “Harper House” has been upgraded over the years by each owner, with a demonstrated care for the integrity of her floor plan. Most recently, there has been a new roof and upgraded sewer line. Though humble, these improvements are going to make it easy on the next owner!
Actually three stories tall, there is a wonderful 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 bedroom, 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 and a view over town. There are many different garden areas and a period “carriage house” with additional parking. It is truly a stunning environment for an in town 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.
Don’t miss the updates on this home. The Harper house is nearly but not quite ready for prime time, but it will be on the market around the end of April 2018, possibly the first of May. The owner’s move to her new home is complete this weekend, so the dressing and staging of this sweet property is on going. I honestly hope that we will be able to have a friends and family preview very soon, like the last weekend of April! Stay tuned