By Taylor Randle
Photos by David Ricketts
Our Victorian-style cottage was built in 1912 and is located in Poplar Grove just five minutes west of downtown Salt Lake City.
Some of the best features of “this old house” are its beautiful original wood flooring, its high ceilings (with a secret hidden ceiling in the master bedroom) and the large master suite and attached master bathroom, which features original exposed brick, a claw foot tub and a pedestal sink.
It has a wonderfully remodeled two-bedroom, two-bathroom interior and was newly painted a trendy gray with white trim on the exterior. With the open layout of this home, all areas provide large gathering or work spaces, including the huge pantry and kitchen.
The home was remodeled by the previous owners, but we have recently replaced the sewer ejection pump and turned the claw foot tub into a stand up shower. We painted a wall in the kitchen and added grass, flowerbeds, a raised veggie garden box and a fire pit to the back yard. We’ve also removed random cement slabs from the ground.
Resting on one of the largest lots on its street at .25 acres, our home has plenty of room for activities and pets. The property once housed a single-car garage and enclosed chicken coop where we found cardboard sewing patterns built into the walls as insulation. Our research found that the patterns are now worth $200 or more. When the garage and coop had to be torn down due to the hazardous condition they were in, the antique windowpanes and door were salvaged and are currently used as home and yard décor.
Our home will be going up for sale in October of 2018.