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c. 1906 Historic Home
The Evangeline Hotel
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|Heated Sq. Ft.||4,800|
|Unheated Sq. Ft.||5,875|
|Lot Size||50 X 117|
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The Building:Framed by two well established palm trees and accented by the original hitching rings, a massive front porch and gigantic Craftsman-style door greet you as you enter the lobby of the hotel. The entry is open to the sprawling living room with coved ceiling , hardwood floors, and built in bookcase and plate rails. The kitchen of this hotel is industrial and simple but is also very large and features an exposed brick chimney from the old wood burning stove, as well as a large walk in pantry. The kitchen also features access to the backyard, which has a mature olive tree, and access to the original barn.
There are two staircases to this building. The wide front staircase newel post is accented with egg and dart molding and offers a large, bright landing on every floor. These elegant spaces could be reclaimed from an earlier enclosure. The narrow rear staircase is simpler in design, originally for use of the hired help.
Most of the interior doors are original five panel doors with the original numbers and slot for guest name labels. All of the windows to this building are double hung and original. To a trained eye, the only modification to the floor plan would be the enclosing of the landings on two floors, as well as the kitchen and several bathrooms.
THE VISION FOR RE-USE:
There is a peek-a-boo view to the ocean from the third floor, which would also be the perfect floor to open into a master suite. The second floor is spectacular the way it is, but a buyer might open the landing and add a kitchenette for the enjoyment of morning coffee and a cool drink in the evening on the massive front facing balcony. The first floor is quite functional the way it is. The great room can contain a living room and dining room. The kitchen and bathrooms would depend on the new owner's taste. The ivy-covered barn could be demolished, but it's old growth boards would make a great material for reuse.
Archived in March, 2011
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