On The Market: A 136-Year-Old Shotgun Home in Hyde Park

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2019 Freeland Ave., Hyde Park, $235,000

The central and easternmost parts of Hyde Park get so much attention it’s easy to forget about the charming little neighborhood just steps away from O’Bryonville—a cool mix of big old estates, mid-century modern gems, and smaller historic homes like this 136-year-old modified shotgun-style house. Weighing in at 1,360 square feet, it’s long and narrow with nary a hallway on the home’s first floor. Another interesting tidbit: per Realtor.com, the “shotgun” style name refers to the fact that “in theory, you could shoot a bullet through the front door that would exit straight out the back” (in this house that’s not actually possible, though, since the front door is technically on the side).

Photograph courtesy Ann Keeling, Comey & Shepherd

Photograph courtesy Ann Keeling, Comey & Shepherd

Either way, with nine-foot ceilings, three bedrooms, and two full baths, the house is a great alternative for renters or condo-seekers; there’s also minimal yard maintenance thanks to no-fuss landscaping and a fenced rear patio.

Photograph courtesy Ann Keeling, Comey & Shepherd

Photograph courtesy Ann Keeling, Comey & Shepherd

Photograph courtesy Ann Keeling, Comey & Shepherd

Photograph courtesy Ann Keeling, Comey & Shepherd

Maybe the best perk of all is that it’s about a two minute walk from the BonBonerie—the ideal excuse to sample a new sweet treat each week.

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