Historic Victorian cottage in Elizabeth asks $750K

Historic Victorian cottage in Elizabeth asks $750K
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The plum-colored Queen Anne-style cottage is named The Reverend George H. Detwiler House. It’s listed for $750K.

History: The house was built in 1903 for Reverend George H. Detwiler, a well-known minister who served at what is now called First United Methodist Church on North Tryon. He bought the land for a whopping $850, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission.

The exact address is 801 Sunnyside Ave. At 2,524 square feet, it has 3 beds and 3 baths.

Original architecture: The main floor is true to the original foot print, and there are many old-school features like stained glass windows, thick moldings, hearty wood doors and other ornate details.

  • I love the way the bright white paint and modern updates make the space feel open and fresh while also letting the original beauty shine through. That juxtaposition won me over, big time.

Highlights: Expansive front porch, old-school architectural details, 5 fireplaces, landscaped backyard with paver patio, unheated detached shed (could be home gym/flex space), built-ins, heigh ceilings, modern upgrades.

Listed by: Brandon Lawn of Brandon Lawn Real Estate


Here’s a quick look around.

801 Sunnyside Ave front porch

This wrap-around porch is a signature of the Victorian/Queen Anne style.

801 Sunnyside Ave entry

801 Sunnyside Ave living roo

The high ceilings and fresh white walls make this room feel bright and contemporary.

801 Sunnyside Ave ceiling

The level of detail, like the stained glass and painted ceiling peeping through here, is stunning.

801 Sunnyside Ave dining room

801 Sunnyside Ave kitchen

801 Sunnyside Ave bedroom

801 Sunnyside Ave bed

801 Sunnyside Ave bedroom

This bedroom upstairs is likely newer than the first floor. But the exposed brick fireplace makes it feel old-school.

801 Sunnyside Ave third bedroom

This third bedroom (with an en suite bath) could be used as a study or home office.

801 Sunnyside Ave backyard

Photos by Tour Factory, courtesy of Brandon Lawn Real Estate

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