In Belhaven the history of the homes is almost as interesting as the homes themselves. One home with wonderful history is now available. 828 Belhaven Street is also known as the I. A. Metz House. Built between 1929 and 1930 high on a hill overlooking Belhaven Street the three-bedroom two bath home was designed by Emmett Hull, the husband of artist Marie Hull, who lived across the street, as well as architect E. L. Malvaney. The one-story Tudor Revival style is impressive with a clay tile roof, canvas awnings and paired casement windows with 10 lights to each casement. The entry door is wood batten with four lights and the front chimney has a stepped design with random cast stone quoins and a conch shell cast stone panel. The home is truly representative of its time as the interior continues to impress. The foyer opens into a large gathering space 27 x 15 with 12-foot ceilings centered around the large fireplace. One entire wall in this room is large casement windows. The light that fills this room is amazing. Ornate designs along the edges of the ceiling and the handmade plaster walls will take you back to a time inspired by true craftsmanship and grace. The wood flooring is in wonderful condition. To the left of the foyer is a large sunroom, 19 x 14 with a teal tile floor, beautiful matching ceiling fan and two walls of large casement windows in this inviting and comfortable space. Plaster accents and textures carry the charm and grace of this home into the dining room that connects to the kitchen via a convenient butler’s pantry. A long hallway leads you to two large bedrooms with more high ceilings. Again, casement windows bring in an abundance of inviting light and the wonderful wood flooring is rich in color. A third bedroom, sitting area and separate bath are toward the back of the home. A secluded, comfortable space with large windows and more bright light. The previous owner collected cars and constructed an over sized garage. If the new owners do not have 5-6 collectable cars the space would make a great workshop, hobby space or gaming area. If you are interested in making Belhaven your home and value a piece or architectural history basically untouched by time, come visit 828 Belhaven Street. You may decide to stay.
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