Maple Street Marvel

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About two miles from our Lettered Cottage, sits a bona-fide Southern Charmer…

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It’s listed for sale for $199,900.

Dreamers to the cores of our beings, Kevin and I love to visit places like these to draw inspiration from their charming architectural details and symphonies of colorful landscaping. Imprinting images like these into your subconscious mind can help you to create a similar look and feel into the place you call home.

The Maple Street home is located in the Daniel Pratt Historic District of Prattville, and it was constructed circa 1898.

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Front Walk

The front porch has restored columns and banisters…

Front Porch

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Railing

Here’s a close up of the tiny, delightful pale blue-gray and white tile that covers the front porch floor…

Tile

Inside the front door, is a large Living Room with a bay window and a fireplace…

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Photo: Alamls.com

The formal Dining Room has large windows, and a fireplace…

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Photo: Alamls.com

The home also features a Butler’s Pantry, complete with a built-in hutch, located between the Dining Room and Kitchen. The Pantry also has an exit that leads to the oh-so-inviting screened-in porch…

Screened Porch

(please excuse this “pieced together” photo of the porch…we’re buying a wide-angle lens soon!)

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The ceilings throughout the house have been restored, and it’s also been completely rewired.

You’ll find wide crown moulding and original moulding on all the doors, and around the hand-blown glass window panes.

Another bonus is the fact that the home has tons of closets & storage, unusual considering its age.

Unfortunately most of the house has been carpeted, BUT, the good news is- underneath all that carpet are the original hardwood floors!

The kitchen is extra-large, and even though the cabinets and stove are old, I think they’re so charming…

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Photo: Alamls.com

My eye goes right for the light & shadows, cast on the middle of the floor, thanks to the windows over the sink. So dreamy! Just like something out of a movie or a magazine…sigh…

There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms in the house, and it also has a huge laundry room, which is always a good thing.

Outside, I love the yellow Lady Banksia rose (more commonly known as “Lady Banks”) tickling the white-painted picket fence…

Picket Fence

The charcoal gray urns, by the front and back porch, look so fresh filled with “Spectabilis” Sedum…

Urn

Several trees on the property are wrapped in Resurrection Fern. I love the texture on texture…

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Tree

On the ground, beneath this tree, we found these refreshing white blossoms…

White Flowers

Check out the Snowball “Viburnum” bush by the garage. It was in full bloom the day we stopped by…

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Backyard

As you can see, the backyard is like something out of a fairytale too.

While strolling around the yard, I found beauty in the form of a wooden, moss-covered swing…

Swing

So much here to be inspired by, so much sunshine to the square inch!

I like to see a home like this, a home connected with people’s thoughts and work, things they love.

- Dewitt Bodeen (1908-1988)


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