Our featured property in this weekend's Real Estate Weekly offers a unique opportunity to buy a little piece of Grand Junction's history. The history is a little clouded, however, with an informational piece from the National Register of Historic Places stating that the home was built in 1909, Antique tubs
while amateur historian and former Daily Sentinel staffer Kathy Jordan dug up deeds and old newspaper clippings in 2011 that date the house back to 1883.Either way, the house has been standing guard on the corner of Gunnison and Seventh Street for quite a while, or at least long enough to give prospective buyers confidence that the next wind storm won't blow it apart.
Because the home has been in such a visible location its entire life, it's obvious that it has been continuously and meticulously updated. While some features that make the home so charming, like the large, covered, wrap-around porch, the hardwood floors and the architectural detailing, date back to the early 20th Century, other features are much newer.Many people enjoy the architectural charm of a century-old house, but they rarely want to enjoy the charm of a century-old bathroom or kitchen. Neither do they like the dark, Vintage faucets
cramped, rabbit-warren type of rooms that are often found in older homes. Our featured home has none of those, but plenty of modern features in its spacious, 2,774 square feet.The gourmet kitchen has a stainless steel Frigidaire refrigerator and a five-burner Frigidaire stove with a side warmer and an under-the-counter microwave. A large butcher block island in the middle of the kitchen gives plenty of work and storage areas, and there's also a pantry closet for additional storage.