There’s another house for sale in my neighborhood, one that’s not nearly as expensive, yet cool nonetheless. This cute, bright blue cottage on Joliet Street is not in what I’d call a “prime location,” but it’s certainly not terrible. It’s three blocks to Palmer Park and less than 1/2 a block to Claiborne.
Realtors are dubbing it a Victorian and while I am not quite sure on that count, it still has some mighty cool architectural details; hardwood floors, transom front & back doors, bead board wainscoting in the living room, dining room and kitchen, high ceilings and exposed brick fireplaces. There’s two bedrooms, two bathrooms and about 1200 square feet of living space, not to mention a nice sized, fenced backyard complete with hammock! This little beauty is actually in my price range, listed at only $179,000. Now to scrounge up a down payment . . .