“WHAT: A three-bedroom, one-bath Craftsman-style house on just under two acres
HOW MUCH: $169,000
SIZE: About 1,300 square feet
PER SQUARE FOOT: $130
SETTING: The house is in a neighborhood called Roebuck Springs, which is about 10 minutes northeast of downtown Birmingham. A planned suburb developed in the early 1900s, the neighborhood has curved roads that, for the most part, do not have sidewalks. Grocery stores and other shops are nearby, and bars and restaurants can be found in the southern section of downtown Birmingham, in the area known as Southside.
INSIDE: The house was built in 1929 and renovated over the past 10 years. The interior woodwork — including floors and molding — is original and has been refinished. The living room has a fireplace, built-in bookcases and picture molding. Its French doors lead to the dining room, which has another fireplace, and sconces and a chandelier purchased at an architectural salvage shop. A wall in the kitchen was removed to incorporate what was once a back porch. There is a built-in hutch, and the red marble countertops were recycled from a nearby high school. One of the three bedrooms has a window seat and a fireplace; another is used as an office.
OUTDOOR SPACE: The house is set on almost two acres, about one-third yard and the rest wooded.
TAXES: $587.31 annually”
Photo by Meg McKinney