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2240 Middlefield Road

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The following is from the 2009 Holiday House Tour booklet:

This charming house was built in 1938 for Mrs. Katherine Emery, who appears many times in Stedman & Stedman's list of clients. Her son was a real estate agent in town. It seems likely that she commissioned houses and had her son sell them. (2245 Webster, featured on the tour, was also one of her commissions.) The present owners are the second generation of the family to live in the house.


The exterior is a mixture of board and batten siding with Stedman's signature used brick laid in a rustic fashion. The small front-facing windows and gated courtyard wall convey privacy to the street, while the back of the house embraces a sunny southeast facing garden. Note the wrought iron hardware and light fixtures, used both inside and out.


The living room features a classic Stedman brick "beehive" fireplace with built in shelving, wide plank pegged floors, and generously scaled front door. As part of their recent remodel, the owners added three skylights to the living room's open-beamed ceiling. To provide more livable space, they relocated the original front door closer to the back of the house. The coat closet is original. Notice decorative attic access door above the dining area opening. New Loewen windows replace steel casements throughout. French doors were replaced with sliders in the dining room to save space.

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The kitchen was expanded by borrowing part of the garage, and the wall that divided it from the dining area was removed. A new bay window at the sink incorporates the original kitchen window.


A second–story addition will be completed in 2015. The brick exterior now dominates the house.

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