We were so excited when 1518 Alamo came on the market! But what we didn’t know, was what a hot ticket she would be! We were amongst 1 of 9 offers on this house – a testament to her solid bones and well cared for condition!
Built over a hundred years ago, 1518 Alamo still retains a number of historic elements – double hung wood windows, interior and exterior solid wood doors and an extra long side porch which we will maintain as part of the restoration.
This historic home has been loved and cared for by her previous homeowners for the last 16 years, but they decided to move away to be closer to family. We made them a promise that we would not tear down the home. Instead, she will be Respectfully Restored and Respectfully Added-On to. Currently, she is a dainty 1,188 sf, but will be expanded to 1,801 sf with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Additionally, this charming home sits on an extra large 5,950 sf lot (an average full sized lot in First Ward is 5,000 sf). Thus, allowing for a 2-car covered carport with side-by-side parking (not tandem) and a large backyard!
Inside, there will be a generous sized kitchen with an extra large pantry! We are also hoping to keep the original brick chimney stack in the kitchen exposed, to show off the patina of the bricks. Also original to the home, a pair of French doors that hang between the dining room and the kitchen. The master bedroom – part of the new addition, will have views into backyard as well as direct access into the laundry room from the master bath – super convenient!
We cant wait to get started – she’s going to be another First Ward treasure, on a block with other historic homes and great neighbors!
*Please note – pictures of 1518 Alamo on this website are Architect renditions only. Exterior house color and finishes are subject to change