The Heart of the Historical University District has been a perennial, citywide favorite of Missoulians for generations, and rightfully so. 100+ year old Maple Trees line the boulevards, providing a shade-infused canopy along the streetscapes that are populated by a variety of late 19th and early 20th Century architectural gems: Victorians, Cottages, Arts and Crafts Bungalows, and Colonial Mansions, to name just a few. Built in 1912, 816 Hilda Avenue can best be described as the perfect coupling of the design elements that are prominent within Arts and Crafts Bungalows, with a respectful nod to the straight forward lines of Farmhouse Architecture. The curb appeal of this Grand Old Dame is undeniable, boasting lush, landscaped beds, the veil of a towering Horse Chestnut Tree, and a full-length covered front porch in which to enjoy it all. The formal entry is impressive because it offers the perfect introduction to a fine home that has been well maintained for the past 102 years, with all of the original wood trim, baseboards and the bannister fully intact and well-preserved. Oak Hardwood floors grace the entryway and the Formal Living Room, which features a wood-burning fireplace as its focal point. The Formal Dining Room boasts a Bayed Window Seat, new carpeting and a colorful accent wall as its backdrop. The generous proportions of the Country Kitchen features new, faux wood vinyl flooring, new faux granite hard surface counters, a suite of stainless appliances and plenty of room for an additional Dining Area. One of the 4 Bedrooms is located on the main level and features a continuation of the Oak Hardwood floor, and ample closet space. Directly across the hall from this bedroom is an updated Bathroom with a Tiled Shower, newer vinyl flooring and dual vanities. A large laundry room on this level boasts a built-folding counter, numerous cabinets and a Utility Sink. This region would make a fantastic Mud Room, to kick off the Winter gear as you access the house from the over-sized Single Garage (Plenty of room to park two vehicles, only one mechanized Garage Door). Each of the Upper Level Bedrooms boast either new carpeting or the combination of Fir Flooring and carpet, angled ceiling lines, ample space and the shared usage of the Tiled Bath. The rear and side yards boast a distinctive 6' Wrought Iron fence, and there's additional off street parking in the driveway for numerous vehicles. This architectural treasure is located just two blocks from the UM Campus and is within easy walking distance to Missoula's Hip Strip and the Historic District of Downtown Missoula. Prior to closing the Seller will be installing a new gas furnace and the exterior will be professionally painted as well! Homes of this caliber do not come on the market often and typically do not languish, so you will want to have your agent contact me at 406-239-6696 to verify the status of this Grand Old Dame of a property before showing it to you. Yeah. It's THAT good!
Appliances: Dishwasher, Range, Refrigerator
Architecture Style: Other
Heating Fuel: Natural Gas
Roof Type: Unknown
Rooms: Basement, Bedroom, Dining Room, Formal Dining Room, Full Bath, Kitchen, Living Room, Utility
View Type: Mountain