519 E. Logan St. 

Logan Street is a quiet, tree-line street just off Reserve Street on the fringe of the East End neighborhood. There is a mix of housing styles and ages in the immediate area and while not all of them reflect the style and historic nature of the homes found in the heart of the East End, this house exudes all of the character and charm associated with that area. Built in 1915, this house has aged wonderfully over the past 90 years and has been fortunate to have owners (the current owner is one of only two) who have maintained the property with great consideration for its style and integrity. I would consider the style to be Spanish/Mission/Craftsman. A symmetrical façade, towers with a parapet roof, an elaborate chimney top (copper) and stucco are just a few of the hints of the Spanish/Mission style and the low profiled gable roof introduces some Craftsman language. The exterior stucco is in good condition and painted an off-white with the wood fascia and window trim painted a hunter green, which is starting to look a little sun faded and in need of repainting. There are a variety of window styles and types and most of them have screens and/or storm windows, a must with winter approaching.

A small entry porch sits tucked under one of the towers and it's a nice space to take in the local sights and sounds. The front paneled entry door might not be original--it looks a little too ornate when compared to the rest of the interior doors (which are original). A nice feature with this house is the entry hall, which is a light and airy space that transitions into the living room and third bedroom or den. The living room has a fantastic fireplace clad in terra cotta-colored tiles with smaller windows on either side that balance out the west-facing wall of the room. Hardwood floors, original woodwork, high ceilings and plenty of natural light are a few more highlights. The dining area is open to the living room and has a built-in buffet and storage.

The kitchen is roomy and has wood floors painted cornhusk yellow with lots of plain white cabinets and an odd mix of appliances (by odd I mean colors and age). A small breakfast area has views to the back yard.

The master bedroom has a nice set-up with its own bath, a small office area and ample closet space tucked behind great sliding panel doors. The bathroom is decked out in burgundy and cream print wallpaper, white tiled tub/shower and burgundy countertops with two bowls. The bedroom has khaki-colored walls (with one terra cotta accent wall), creamy white trim and beige carpet.

The second bedroom has hardwood floors and seems roomy. The only drawback is that it has two doors--one to the hallway that leads to the bathroom and the other to a hallway to the third bedroom--so furniture arrangement could be tricky. However, a queen/double bed will fit well in the space.

The third bedroom sits off of the entry hall through a pair of French doors. It is smaller than the other bedrooms and is flanked with windows that are wonderful multi-paned casements opening out to the front yard. There is no closet, which could make it a bit difficult to use as a bedroom.

The main bath is a toned-down version of the master bath so there's no need to elaborate, but it does have plenty of storage and patterned glass for privacy.

The basement is primarily used for utility-type functions such as storage, shop, laundry and fitness.

The front and back yards are a wonderful mix of lawn, trees and shrubs. The back yard has flagstone walkways and patios throughout. A nice surprise was the koi-filled pond next to the garage. The garage looks original, which means it is just large enough for bicycles and a lawn mower.

PROS: It's ready for you to move in. The pond. The koi are a must, so talk to the owner or invest in some. The house felt comfortable and cozy both inside and out. CONS: Wallpaper. It is a pain to remove but could be equally painful to live with. The third bedroom makes for a better study. The house is beautiful but the appliances may need replacing.

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