Leaded glass windows, 150-year-old pine flooring, a built-in corner curio cabinet in the foyer and other unique touches fill the home at 1619 Cobblestone Court, an intimate cul-de-sac street just off LaSalle Avenue near Lobdell. Built in 1978, this centrally-located home has all the convenience of today with timeless evidence of days gone by, starting right at the front door.
The 150-year-old cypress entrance door got its start in life from an old house in Mississippi, according to Dee Mather-Muenzler, the RE/MAX First agent marketing the home. Narrow antique pine planks finished in a beautiful gloss are in the foyer, living room and dining room. The floor planks are from the same old Mississippi house, she said. “This house has got some very unusual features,” she added.
Once inside the foyer, the first thing you notice is a lighted corner curio cabinet built into the wall, a unique and unexpected surprise. Around the left corner from the foyer is the formal dining room, floored in the same antique Mississippi pine. The room has a bay window, a chandelier and a great old swinging door to the kitchen.
The kitchen has custom raised panel oak cabinetry with pull-out drawers and Lazy Susans. The kitchen also has beautiful and unique
shining solid oak countertops. At one end, there’s a built-in marble cutting board near a 4-burner JennAir gas cook top. Double ovens are on a wall opposite a porcelain triple sink.
Another surprise in this home full of surprises is a sun porch with a vaulted ceiling and four skylights. Floored in porch-gray planks, the sun porch has four large operational transoms above a French door exit to a private brick courtyard.
Meanwhile, to the right of the entry foyer is the living room, where an antique mantle from the same Mississippi home stands guard above the wood-burning gas fireplace. In front of the fireplace is a slab of antique marble, and on either side are built-in bookcases and shelving. And when you open what appears to be a closet, and there’s a small bar with a sink. The living room also has French doors with etched glass transoms to a tall office/sunroom, a bright and airy place with a wall desk and built-in cabinets and shelving. French doors also lead to the master bedroom.
Though the home was built in the seventies, the master suite has two walk-in closets. That’s another unique thing about the home, Mather-Muenzler said, “everywhere you turn, there are closets.” The master bedroom has newer pine floors nearly identical to the antique flooring elsewhere in the home. Two vanities connected by a single slab of granite are below mirrors and a beautiful leaded, stained glass panel that makes the bathroom shine.
Another beautiful leaded, stained glass panel helps illuminate the stairway to the second floor, which has two large bedrooms that share a full bath centered the hall. One bedroom overlooks the front of the home, while the other views the shady, fenced back yard.
A detached workshop is on one side of the yard, and the home’s front-loading two-car
garage has another smaller workshop.
Finally, the home has two small sitting areas – one upstairs and one downstairs – that could be used as study nooks or just spots for quiet time. All of the home’s wood windows are double-hung, and baseboards are tall and capped. Interior doors are solid core, some with antique glass knobs and some with original brass. The home also has two A/C units and new carpet.
This Cobblestone Court cottage has lots of charm and an interesting layout. “This is a great location too,” Mather-Muenzler said. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this interesting home. It will be open today from 1-4 p.m.
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