611 Forest

At A Glance:

Built: 1939
Owner: Natalie Reed, since 2013
Square Footage: 1940
4 bedrooms / 2 baths

Distinctive Features:

  • our Adaptive Reuse house
  • brick period revival
  • in Crampton Addition
  • original wood floors
  • cozy home-like atmosphere

Our Adaptive Reuse home this year is a model for how one can repurpose a dwelling without disturbing its original charm and style. The two-story property sits on lovely Forest Street, quiet and tree-lined. 611 Forest is a brick Period Revival with a steeply-pitched side-gabled roof with multiple projecting front gables. The brick is flawless and beautifully multi-toned. Current owner Natalie Reed purchased the home in 2013 to be her law office. The large, attractively-furnished living room has interesting decorator items and paintings with a subtle “jungle” theme. The reception area is outfitted with a lovely antique-inspired desk. The full-sized kitchen is a cheerful yellow with a small dining nook surrounded by windows and lovely watercolors of flowers and birds painted by Natalie’s mother. The wood floors and the bath are original to 1939. Upstairs are three offices, with antique replica furniture designed to suit the era of the home. The friendly, attractive setting is sure to calm the most anxious client.