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2245 Webster Street




The following is from the 2009 Holiday House Tour booklet.

This house, like 2240 Middlefield, was built on "spec" for Mrs. Katherine Emery, who appears many times in Stedman & Stedman's list of clients. Doris Tucker Shepherd, known as Tuck, sold it to the present owner. The house has a simple rustic fagade. The large overhang at the front porch is an addition: a photograph taken just after construction gives a good view of the compact little house with a deep doorway acting as a covering from the rain.


The house retains many of its original elements, such as steel casement windows with pull-down screens, tile sills, and v-groove pegged oak floors. The present owner has remodeled twice, once to expand the kitchen and open up living space, the second to add a master bedroom and bath at the back.

Back of house

The original front door and living room window have been flipped, and a service closet removed, to make a dining nook. A French door and a window were added to give a better view of the garden at the back of the living room. One suspects that a ceiling may have been installed over the beams in the living room, and possibly in the study. The study originally had a door through to the entry. The kitchen was opened up with an arch to the family room (originally the dining room). The laundry area was removed to lengthen the kitchen. The owner recalls that the original kitchen had white painted cabinets, a black and white tile backsplash, and linoleum flooring. In the hall bathroom, note elements of both small bedrooms combined in its decorative concept. The master bathroom features soothing multi-hued tile and frosted glass door at closet that lets closet skylight illuminate bath area.

Desk area fireplace decoratsed for Christmas

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