Tour Stop 6: 817 Cherokee Avenue

Richard and Evelyn Pannell

One of the two oldest houses on the tour, this Victorian/Queen Anne bungalow was built in 1897 and has remained a Cherokee Avenue fixture with its original sunburst detail and second-story windows.  In 2010, it appeared briefly in the first episode of “The Walking Dead” as Sheriff Rick’s home. It remains a favorite of fans, who stop by daily to take pictures in front of the house on the “famous” front steps. 

The family’s favorite things about the home include the spacious front porch, the high ceilings, the hardwood floors, and the open-air porch in the back.  The house was renovated in 2013, but since purchasing in 2020, the owners have added a laundry room, renovated the guest bath, and added a fire pit area and some much-needed landscaping to the backyard.

Original features include four fireplaces – two of which are working, heart of pine hardwood floors through the living area and front bedrooms, the front door, second-floor windows, the plaster walls, and the brickwork and pillars on the front porch.

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