1390 Belvedere Avenue

1390 Belvedere 2-2February 22, 2019This three bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, home has sat on its shaded corner lot overlooking a delightful pocket park since 1922, when it was designed by the architectural firm Marsh & Saxelby for A. Martin.

The 96-year-old jewel is the third house that its owner, a retired surgeon, has rehabbed in Riverside Avondale since moving to the area in 1985. While the dual entry staircase, fireplace inglenook, and curved front door with stained glass tulip are likely all original features, several renovations to the kitchen and bedrooms have allowed for more modern living.

The current owner, Jack Crump, added a second floor deck/porch, upgraded the study, and installed a “Harry Potter” room under the staircase in what once was the original kitchen’s pantry. Jack admits he’s not likely to move again any time soon: “The atmosphere of Belvedere, the Lee High School band, the neighbors of so many ages and mixes, and the diverse architecture and those wonderful trees would be missed.”