Welcome to that perfect blend of history and charm. This 1920's craftsman style Bungalow, featuring half timbered gable wall, offers modern conveniences, amenities and a desirable location. Attractive curb appeal with a huge, covered font porch, a signature characteristic of this style, complete with quaint porch swing freshly painted a stunning navy blue to match the front door. Just inside the front door find the traditional bungalow floor plan with spacious formal living room adorned by the cutest brick fireplace, original wood flooring and tall, crisp white baseboard througout. The formal dining room is light and bright.
The kitchen offers updated cabinets, granite counters, gas cook stove and stainless appliances. Just behind the kitchen is a large den that could easily be made into a 3rd bedroom, a full bathroom, an enclosed laundry room and exit to the back patio. Use it as a home office, extra living space, yoga or art studio with double door entry to the 2nd bedroom.
Both the 1st and 2nd bedrooms with crisp, bright white raised panel doors and stylish window casings offer a spacious closet, updated ceiling fans and window coverings. They are separated by a hallway with original built-ins and another full bathroom with a vintage claw foot tub.
The spacious back yard offers, privacy, extra parking and an oversized 1 car garage. The Wilbur Street Historic District is a good example of the change that occurred in Mesa during the time it was established. Due to population needs, smaller more manageable lots were platted vs the large, high maintenance garden lots that were common in the original communities.
This gorgeous little historic gem has some history to it! Owned and occupied from 1930 and 1932 by Orrel Daley, a service station operator. Purchased in 1933 by Joseph A. Farnsworth, whose family occupied the house until 1940. Owned and occupied in the 1940's by Donetta Hunt.
Back in the 1920's when this home was built, the Mesa Arizona Temple was the third largest LDS church and the largest outside of Utah. The Detroit Tigers, the early Cactus League, became the first Major League Baseball team to begin training in Arizona and the Alhambra Hotel was reconstructed from its 1893 build.
Downtown Mesa, less than a mile away, is bustling (with exciting growth on the horizon), but still offers that small town feel. Many new businesses have emerged like Cider Corps, Mezona Market and Worth Takeaway and old favorites like Queens Pizzeria, Nuthaporns Thai Cuisine, Mangos, The Mesa Arts Center, three museums and The Nile still remain after all these years. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind home in one of the most convenient and eclectic areas, minutes from the light rails and a variety of arts, music and delicious local fare.