2009 Home Tour > 1233 Armstrong Avenue
The house at 1233 Armstrong was built in the late 1800s and is typical of the Craftsman style found in so many of Old North's early 20th century houses. The Craftsman style evolved as a reaction to the elaborate wood trim and curved shapes of the Victorian-era styles, and houses built in this style show heavy, sawn wood trim that mimics the structural supports usually hidden behind the walls. At this house, a king post, knee braces and exposed rafters appear to support the roof with its one story front porch. Short brick columns with cross-braced capitals and a brick balustrade compliment the brick foundation and the weatherboard wall covering.
The house has undergone many renovations to keep its traditional craftsman influence. Most recently, the kitchen has been remodeled with upgraded appliances and reworked for additional counter space and a more "spacious" feel. The house has hardwood flooring throughout (both oak and pine wood) and recently the floors in the kitchen, hallways, and butler pantries have been refinished. Future renovation plans include upgrading the current bathroom, adding an additional bathroom, and refinishing the rest of the hardwood flooring.