Property 523 – Sold

A one bedroom 700 sq. ft. frame cottage with original clapboard siding; front porch facing the San Francisco Peaks; located on a corner. Original construction credit is given to Ole Solberg, a Norwegian immigrant and master builder/carpenter. The sister house next door has a mirror-image exterior. The house has a nice-size kitchen, dining area, living room with corner fireplace, and back porch with door to the shared garden, patio, and storage building. The house has been raised above grade with a new foundation and vented crawl space.

Rated Advanced-Plus Energy Efficiency by the Coconino County Sustainable Building Program.

  • Insulation: roof, R-25; above grade walls R-15; foundation walls R-22; exposed floor R-25.
  • New back addition (bathroom and laundry room), and front porch
  • New front and back exterior doors
  • Original cove ceilings and archway from the living room to dining area.
  • Original fireplace and tiled hearth (chimney currently capped)
  • Picture rails for hanging things on the walls without hammering into the plaster
  • Energy efficient wood windows matching the original designs
  • 95% efficient on-demand gas water heater
  • 95% efficient forced air furnace
  • New cabinets and countertops throughout
  • Restored light fixtures & door hardware
  • New plumbing and electric (up to code)
  • Ceramic tiled bathroom with shower (glass door)
  • Refrigerator (Energy Star)
  • Gas range
  • Laundry hookups
  • Fenced private backyard exclusively for home owner
  • Locked room in shared storage building
  • Use of shared patio and garden space
  • Off-street parking for up to two vehicles



Before 1916





Photos After Restoration

Photos Before Restoration