Featured Homes 2021

1355 Peabody (Home & Garden)

The architect of this Colonial Revival is unknown but the home evokes Victorian charm with its generous wrap-around porch, the off-center, single-light entry with full transoms, the large cottage windows on the façade, and the stained glass in the arched window on the second floor. But the secret gem is the gardener’s delight nestled behind the home, featuring more than 100 varieties of flowers and plants. Home sponsored by John D. Smith. 

 

1478 Carr Avenue- The Kuhlman House

A search of the Sanborn Fire Maps reveals this lot never had a building on it prior to 2020 when the current residence was built, under Memphis Landmarks Commission review. In 1992, after the loss of the Ada Norfleet Turner Home, the Central Gardens Neighborhood Association petitioned the city for a landmarks designation as a historic conservation district. They also submitted detailed architectural guidelines established back in 1980 for their nomination to the National Register. This designation gives the entire neighborhood the protections of the Historic Guidelines that are applied and governed by the Memphis Landmarks Commission, and allows this beauty to join the rest of the established homes. Home sponsored by Eclectic Eye. 

 

1800 Linden Avenue

The 1910 Queen Anne cottage at 1800 Linden Avenue is an excellent local example of the Free Classical-style hipped roof with lower cross-gable subtype. This asymmetrical style is found on more than half of all Queen Anne homes; the ones built after 1905 display a much lower roof pitch. The charming home displays Queen Anne touches including fish scale shingles in the gable, a wrap-around porch, and a single light, three-panel cottage door. Colonial Revival details include a full pediment and pent roof on the front facing gable as well as box columns. Home sponsored by Tamburrino, Inc. 

 

619 Anderson Street/ 1759 Harbert Avenue

In 1912-13, a grand residence was built at 643 Anderson on the southern end of Lot 10. The first owners were Cleland and Eloise Huger Smith, who also purchased Lot 9 as a spacious lawn extending north to Harbert. In August 1972, the owners at the time sold the properties to Vivienne Coldiron and Sarah P. Gordon. The two women subdivided them into two lots in December 1976 and constructed two houses. In 2016, both 619 Anderson and 1759 Harbert were sold to one of the current two owners who together conducted a substantial revival and expansion based on the design of architect John Harrison Jones. This now zero lot line property is a rare example of a Modern design known as Shed style. It originated in the early 1960s an outgrowth of the designs, writing and teachings of several creative architects, among them Charles Moore and Robert Venturi. Homes sponsored by Sowell Realtors. 

 

1380 Carr Avenue

The first owner, Charles Q. Harris, was considered a hero of the yellow fever epidemic. A bookkeeper for First National Bank, known today as First Horizon, stayed at his post to keep the bank open even as businesses closed and leaders fled the city. The lovely residence is an example of an Eclectic style house popular from 1880 to 1940. The Eclectic Movement draws on the full spectrum of architectural tradition—Ancient Classical, Medieval, Renaissance Classical and even Modern. The property is two-story, featuring a hip roof with brackets and is clad in coursed, ashlar cut stone veneer with a Victorian wraparound porch and stone piers. Home sponsored by BuzzFree Mosquito.

 

1768 Peabody Avenue

Troop 34 at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Midtown Memphis celebrated its centennial in the fall of 2020. Chartered in 1920, Troop 34 is the oldest continuously operating unit in the Chickasaw Council. For this milestone birthday, Troop 34 completed the conversion of the basically condemned Doan House 1920s bungalow into a dedicated and purpose-built Scout Lodge. Outside is a bungalow, true to its architecture, and inside has been transformed—through the removal of walls—to a soaring meeting hall, 28 feet high with century-old pine rafters, an overlooking mezzanine, roof deck, ADA-compliant features and more. Lodge sponsored by Dr. Allison Stiles, M.D.