Tour Stop 2
705 Cherokee Avenue
Leslie, Mackenzie and Alexandra Rowe
Style: Victorian Cottage
Don’t Miss: Backyard entertainment area
Today, there are four fireplaces and gas heaters, placed where they would have existed originally, to heat the rooms. Much of the authentic detail downstairs has been reconstructed, including replicating the molding, restoring the hearths with antique tile, refurbishing the clawfoot tub, and salvaging the paneled doors.
Century-old chandeliers illuminate Leslie’s collection of antique quarter-sawn oak furniture and Jadeite glassware. All draperies and linens were sewn by Leslie, using period patterns and fabrics. An outdoor entertainment space and fountains were added to the property using the brick and stone from former fireplaces that were found in the crawlspace.