Welcome to this darling home that sits on a sunny, double, corner lot--a 1928 jewel. For almost a century, her gingerbread shingles, Garry Oaktree, and marina views are often admired by passersby. Her gorgeously patterned fir floors, vintage kitchen sink, high ceilings, and heart-warming memories have been adored. Inside, picture windows bathe her spacious interior in natural sunlight. Everywhere you look are built-ins and storage cupboards a-plenty. Her floorplan is immensely comfortable with two baths and five bedrooms including a master on the main and a cheery breakfast nook. A specialty half-circle window nook, presently used for tea parties with grandchildren, looks out to the marina. Add a detached garage that allows for storage, shop, and auto needs.
This delightful, storybook house was part of a farm built in 1928 for the Nienhuis family. A delightful story from the original owner's grandson: he recalls the basement as one large room before it was turned into two apartments. There, they used it as their own personal roller skating area around the huge center furnace! Fitting as history also tells us this residence was built by Otto Van Dyk who built one of Oak Harbor's treasured landmarks known today as the Roller Barn. Oh, the sweet heritage this home holds!
Today, potential sits in her huge basement where two, unfinished mid-century apartments await city approval to restore its previous, multiple-residence occupancy status. Or reimagine the bright 1400 sqft of space for personal use. So much in this home allows for the preservation of her beautiful integrity while also providing the opportunity to expand areas like the kitchens and baths for a more contemporary lifestyle. Note: the city can also offer tax incentives if you add her to the new, historic homes registry.
Set only one block off the new Avenue of the Oaks, have yourself a piece of Oak Harbor history—incredible Garry Oaktree included! She is ready for someone to enjoy her cozy spaces and sailboat views. Cherished by those who have had the privilege to call her home for nearly 100 years, and exuding character, with a story-like setting to be sure, this rare gem lives up to her name--the 'Jewel of Oak Harbor'. With sunshine to brighten every room, this is not a house, she is a HOME!