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2343 Webster Street

2343 Webster

The following is from the 2009 Holiday House Tour booklet:

This house was built for Jim Stedman's in-laws, the Hill family. The Hills sold to the White family, and the current owner is a White descendant. Present owners added on the den, study, and bath at the back of the house in the mid-1980's. They closed off a door to the garage at the entry and built in a desk area that mimics the theme of other cabinetry in the house.

2343 Webster living room ceiling

kitchen eating space

The house features the classic Stedman generously scaled front door, and steel casement windows with pull-down screens. The living room has v-groove pegged oak floors, and knotty pine ceilings and wall paneling.

2343 Webster entry

The living room holds a fine example of a typical Stedman used-brick fireplace with thick wood mantle, and small adjacent window. It has its original vaulted, beamed ceiling. In the dining Room, the owners added a practical shallow china cabinet in passage to addition, as well as a useful serving nook. French doors were added at a former window location to allow access to the sunny outdoor dining area. The den/study addition repeats familiar themes of wood paneling and open-beamed ceilings. The kitchen was expanded by incorporating a deep closet off the dining room, as well as part of the garage.

2343 Webster fireplace

According to the owner, the property had been part of a truck farm, whose well still existed in a corner of the yard when they moved in. With a young child in the family, they quickly filled it in. When they installed a new fence, they found that the property bordered not three properties but four—they shared a few feet at the back with 2330 Byron, the James Stedman House—the Hill's and Jim Stedman made sure that their lots overlapped so that mother, daughter, and grandchildren has the shortest route possible to visit each other—through a gate between their back gardens!

2343 Webster french doors

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