1908 – Montgomery, AL – $360,000

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Added to OHD on 4/7/21   -   Last OHD Update: 4/16/21   -   18 Comments
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637 Cloverdale Rd, Montgomery, AL 36106

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  • $360,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3088 Sq Ft
  • 0.39 Ac.
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! In the heart of Old Cloverdale sits this beautiful cedar shingle home designed by Alabama architect Nicholas Holmes, Sr. The large front porch welcomes you into this warm and inviting home. Once you enter the foyer area which separates the living room and dining room, you are surrounded by the beautiful craftsmanship of the home. Whether it’s the high ceilings, rich heart pine floors, deep crown molding, tall lead glass windows, original built-in China cabinet in the dining room, beautiful tile work around the fireplaces or exposed brick in the kitchen, this home is ideal for both casual and formal entertaining. Enjoy the spacious separate living room and dining room with family and friends or the cozy den for a quiet evening. The updated open concept kitchen with breakfast bar doesn’t leave the cook out of the fun. Originally Mr. Holmes designed all the bedrooms on the upper floor but later a very spacious main bedroom was added downstairs with floor to ceiling bookcases, private bath and private entrance to the brick patio area. Upstairs offers a GREAT SURPRISE....a screened sleeping porch!!! Three bedrooms and two additional rooms that would be perfect for an office/nursery/sewing room. Outside offers a charming brick patio area just the right size yard and a garage/workshop. Call your favorite Realtor today! Purchaser to verify school zones and square footage.
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Susan Cowart, Davis & Copeland Realtors
Office: 256-825-4133 Cell: 334-220-9600
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18 Comments on 1908 – Montgomery, AL – $360,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12405 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I wouldn’t be surprised if someone has already made an offer on this and the MLS just hasn’t been updated. Someone knows how to update without over doing it. Nicely done!

    • PhillipPhillip says: 293 comments
      1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

      I have been watching montgomery real estate on a daily basis for several years at least. It is surprising how soft the market is there vs bham. The historic close in property in bham gets gobbled up the day it hits the market in many cases. But in montgomery not so much. There really are some lovely old homes there and perhaps a rebirth of those areas will take hold. What created that in bham was the congestion of the highways and the rebirth of downtown bham. People here in bham want to live in close to town once again.

  2. GretaLynGretaLyn says: 555 comments
    OHD Supporter

    What a lovely find, Kelly! You took the words right out of my mouth….I thought I was looking at design magazine photos….LOVE that kitchen!

  3. ErickHErickH says: 86 comments

    Beautiful. Tasteful. Elegant. Refined.

    Simply lovely. What a great find. All that woodwork! Irresistible…

  4. This is really nice, surprised I like it as much as I do.

    (and I will bring him up again, the plant leaf staging is very Roger Hazard)

  5. Jmat3922Jmat3922 says: 66 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I wouldn’t change a thing. Everything just seems to go together perfectly to create a very comfortable home in keeping with what the house itself needs. I can almost hear the house sigh with contentment. Hopefully the next owner will be as respectful of the home.

  6. I love this one! Beautiful woodwork, tasteful updates.This may not be a popular comment, but I love the lack of wallpaper. I’m not a fan, never have been. I’d rather have my eye drawn to the architecture instead of wallpaper. Maybe it’s because of the layer after layer after layer of of wallpaper stripping I’ve done lately?

  7. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1286 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Wonderful example of how to update a kitchen while remaining sympathetic to the architecture.

  8. The entrance and first floor layout are very similar to Grey Gardens

  9. ggrammerggrammer says: 150 comments
    OHD Supporter

    2005 Generic Traditional
    Lakeland, TN

    I agree with everyone!! Love the woodwork and simple/not overdone feel to this home. Love everything about it – especially the fireplaces, with the exception of newer light fixtures……even though they did a good job with them. Prefer the originals of course!
    Is anyone familiar with this section of the city? Old Cloverdale??
    There are many “rough” and deteriorating sections of Montgomery so……..that is why I ask. It appears to be close to the middle of the city…..looks like there is a park in that area, and apparently the lots are very large and very green. Seems perfect!

    • I lived in Montgomery for a year in Old Cloverdale. The childhood home of Zelda Fitzgerald was just up the street. It is an amazing enclave of beautiful old homes. We took walks nearly every day just to look at the amazing architecture. It is removed from downtown and was a safe, beautiful enclave. We lived in a foursquare and it was the nicest place we ever lived. The gardens of these houses were lovely. This house is a bargain.

  10. schnu53schnu53 says: 33 comments

    Look at the stairs. Is it just me or are they a bit deeper than most? At any rate, they look marvelous !

  11. You asked about this section of Montgomery…when I lived in MGM 20 years ago, Old Cloverdale was THE place to live (unless you were looking for a newer home). It’s a beautiful, wooded, park-like area with a handful of nice cafes and shops. The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum is nearby as well as a gorgeous Methodist church built during the Depression. Huntingdon College is a mile away.

  12. Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 761 comments
    OHD Supporter

    A lovely house that welcomes light into its various rooms. I always love to see windows exposed to the outside allowing natural light to enter. Love the stairs and the woodwork.

  13. Thanks very much for posting this! I thought the house looked familiar, and then, when I saw the architect’s name, was suprised to realize that it was originally the home of my great-great grandmother. As a child, I had seen family photos of the house from around 1910-1912, but had never seen the inside. From what I recall, apart from the addition, it still looks today pretty much the same on the outside as it did then.

    The listed architect, Nicholas H. Holmes, Sr., was my great-great grandmother’s son — he went on to have a son and grandson who were architects active in historic preservation in Alabama.

    Although I’ve never been to the house, now it feels very much to me like a family home!


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