9 Schultz Road
Owner Bob Mosby says he and his wife, Julie, bought this beautiful 1908 home with the intent of bringing it back to life for the enjoyment of a new family. They’ve spent months restoring and renovating it while preserving as much of its historic character as possible.
Mosby says the 2-acre property was originally a horse ranch, with the barn and stable later converted to a garage. “Neighbors said there used to be all kinds of horse-training paraphernalia, including a show ring and gates,” he says. The Mosbys have not lived in the house themselves, but they recently held a fundraiser there for a local nonprofit and were able to easily accommodate 150 guests.
While they were renovating the home’s interior, the couple resurrected some interesting features, including beautiful wood pocket doors that had been covered by a wall. They also had a mason recreate the home’s original arched front entry, which they learned about from old photographs. And they were so enamored with the rustic look of a small, main-floor half bathroom, they simply polished it up and left its tile and lovely pedestal sink intact.
“That was our theme as we worked throughout the house—honoring the original architecture and style,” Mosby says. “We touched every inch of the interior with our renovations, but we resisted opening up the floor plan because we knew that wouldn’t fit the home’s history.” When original wood trim needed replacing, the couple had a carpenter mill new pieces to perfectly match the old. And when they were landscaping the property, they made a point to preserve its stately old trees and garden features. “The yard is gently sloping and perfect for games like baseball and soccer,” Mosby notes. “This home has lots of spaces, corners and hideaways where families can have fun.”
Other improvements include a new third-floor addition that would “be like heaven for teenagers,” Mosby says. “There’s a landing area, shared bathroom, and space for games and electronics.”
He says the elegant property, which used to be known as ‘Restmore,’ is more than ready for the next colorful chapter of its life. “It’s a blend of old styles and new, so solidly built that it’s like a fortress. It would be great for a family wanting a historic home that’s also modern and ready to go,” he says.
listing price | $1,275,000
listing agents | teri nicely and colleen mccoole payne of redkey realty leaders
Photos: Brandon Monzyk of Square 1 Media