Modern Uptown Living in an Historic Home

September 27, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

FOURTH & GILL: $239,000 - 1509 Grainger Ave., 2bd/1bth: 

Oh my mercy! Y'all gotta check out this cute shotgun home that sits just 1 house outside the very charming Fourth & Gill Historic District.

This 1920 home has been completely rehabbed with an amazing design! The open floor plan allows tons of natural light to brighten the inside, and the re are beautiful light pine floors throughout adding to the light and airy feeling. 

The living room and sitting area have vaulted ceilings with exposed black iron beams. The living room opens into a second-floor loft, which makes a great guest bedroom space, or maybe even a home office.

Did you see that nice big kitchen island with all those drawers?! What a great place for friends and family to pull up a seat. It's true that too many cooks spoil the broth, but there's always room for loved ones to keep the cook company.

The kitchen has stainless appliances, tons of cabinets and prep space, a coffee bar with beautiful open wood shelves and a really cool backsplash with geometric-shaped tiles. I also love the extra pantry cabinets located just off the kitchen next to the cozy bench window.  It looks like the perfect spot for kicking back with a good book and a cup of coffee

Holy  wow! That accent wall behind the bed in the master bedroom. I'm telling you, the owner's sense of style in rehabbing this home is on fleek, as the kids like to say (but I'm old, so they probably don't say that any more!).

The bathroom has a double vanity, which is handy when there's only one bathroom in the house. The tiny black-and-white tiles are a nice touch, and I love the brushed golden fixtures. If you look closely, you'll see the kitchen cabinet pulls have the same finish.

Staircases aren't usually a feature I highlight. Not so in this home. The stairs to the loft definitely add to the design and style the owners worked so hard to create. By the way, if it looks a little precarious to stand at the edge the loft overlooking the living room, not to worry. There is a cable railing that is being installed. It was on back order at when I photographed the home.

The Fourth & Gill Historic District sits just outside of downtown Knoxville, so this house is the ideal home for young couples, empty nesters or working professionals looking for a single-family home with a downtown vibe close to the U.T. campus.



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