A jewel on the crown of Akin Park, the Dr. Gardner C. Johnson House - designed in 1930 by architect Walter K. Stuart in the Tudor Revival style - is now on the market, but won't be for long. A stunning example of the Tudor style, the home sits on a 75 foot wide lot over looking the wooded Akin Park, one the best historic neighborhoods Evansville has to offer. The home's style may appear understated at first until one notices the bell-cast curvature of the back roof line, the Tudor half-timbering along the original screened porch, the limestone treatments around the windows, and the corner turret which adorns the upstairs den and welcomes those who enter the home below. The home boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, refinished oak floors up and down, formal dining room with original french doors to the screened porch, breakfast nook with butlers pantry, great room with fireplace and built-ins added with traditional style in the 1950s, a family room with built-ins, nearly a full basement with half finished and half utility, a wide yard boasting professional landscaping, deck, built in grill, and original two car detached garage. Period fixtures, architectural details, and top quality updates abound. This is that home on which one should not wait, for it should not be on the market much longer. Welcome to Akin Park: home to Evansville's first airport, and grave to two elephants and a gorilla from the days of its role of hosting the area circus. No kidding. Akin Park is the real deal cake. And this house is the real deal icing.
Local MLS Database last updated: Sep 21, 2017 at 11:30 am
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