Tour Stop 11

Tour Stop 11
460 Grant Street
Joe, Shana, Ashlyn, Tyler, Christian and Laney Whitehead

Built: 1904
Style: Craftsman Bungalow
Don’t miss: The five stained glass pieces commissioned for the home

When you walk up the brick steps to 460 Grant Street, you’ll immediately see why the Whitehead family fell in love with this charming home.  Past the front door with its gaslight and working manual doorbell, you’ll see original features that have been untouched over the years: the 12-foot ceilings, pine floors, unpainted woodwork and antique door hardware which all combine to make the home feel grand even though it’s a single story.

The tile around the three working fireplaces is all original, though it’s believed that the solid mahogany mantel in the dining room dates to the late-1800s and was added at some point.  The family enjoys cozying up to the fireplaces in the winter, while during the summer they practically live outside on the large elevated front porch where they can chat with their neighbors walking by.

Recent updates include a repainted dining room, new lights in the kitchen, and stained glass windows.  After removing an old alarm system, an exposed area of open wall in the master bedroom was framed so viewers can see the inner workings of 112-year-old plaster-and-lathe walls.  There are several antique art pieces (all paintings of horses) on display throughout the home during the tour.  The living room tree shows off four decades of ornaments handmade by Joe and Shana when they were children, as well as ornaments made by their own four children.

The Whiteheads see themselves as stewards of this three-bedroom/two-bathroom 1904 home that Shana says, “Will likely be around for another hundred years for others to appreciate.”