Release posted October 18, 2016
The public is invited to an open house Saturday from 3 until 5 p.m. to tour FOUR homes that are for sale in the historic Fountain Avenue Neighborhood. One is a newly constructed home while the other three are completely renovated older historic homes. The following homes will be open for tours: 327 Fountain Avenue, 1606 Harrison Street, 428 Harahan Boulevard, and 1600 Monroe Street.
After touring the homes, everyone is invited to attend the family-friendly Fountain Avenue Fall Festival from 5 until 8 p.m. at Lang Park located at the circle on Fountain Avenue. The festival includes free food and activities including the roasting of hot dogs and s’mores. Families will enjoy games, crafts, dance demonstrations, hay rides, and a costume contest for kids. At dusk, the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (rated PG, 121 minutes) will be shown on the inflatable screen. Enjoy popcorn and lemonade while watching the movie. A limited supply of goodie bags will be available for festival attendees.
Details about each of the homes are below.
The home is offered by P.I.F. Development, 270-210-5665. This recently rehabbed home was built in 1927. The approximately 1,600 square foot home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It features an open floor plan with a large living room and gourmet kitchen area that includes a fireplace. Hardwood floors, designer tiled bathrooms, crown molding, and a large rear deck with covered pergola are just a few of the features offered in this historic home on a corner lot overlooking Lang Park.
The home is offered by the City of Paducah, 270-444-8690. Although it appears to have been built in the early 1900s, this is a brand new home which features nine foot ceilings, an open floor plan between the kitchen/dining/living rooms, engineered hardwood floors, new stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans, and much more. There is approximately 1,400 square feet of heated living space with 2” x 6” wall framing for added insulation. It has two bedrooms, two full baths, a large rear deck for entertaining, and plenty of floored attic space for storage. This home was designed to be virtually maintenance-free with HardiePlank siding, tilt-in thermal-pane windows, high density polymer trim, and a concrete front porch and rear deck. With the Fountain Avenue 10% incentive, this home can be yours for $138,924.
This 2,300 square foot home built in 1907 is situated on a corner lot and is being offered by FORM Homes 270-556-2780. It is currently in the last phase of a “top-to-bottom” renovation. While the home boasts modern amenities, the designers have preserved the home’s historic old-world feeling. The home includes three to four bedrooms, three ½ baths, a full basement, two-car garage, and a fenced-in back yard overlooking the new Fountain Avenue Health Park. The main floor bedroom easily can be converted to a home office with a private entrance and bath. The master bedroom en suite includes heated tile floors and a free-standing designer tub. The home features a large brick kitchen with professional-grade appliances and a wet island with a beautiful granite countertop. A full basement can be used as a fourth bedroom or a den. There is room for a workshop along with a wine cellar.
This two-story, 2,464 square foot Craftsman-style home was constructed in 1917. It is in the final stages of a total rehabilitation. Offered by the Midtown Alliance of Neighbors (Sharon Poat: 270-556-0826), it is situated on an 80’ x 165’ corner lot and features five bedrooms, three tiled baths with a fenced back yard and an insulated two-car garage. The living room features a fireplace with the original Paducah tile. The main floor has oak flooring, original baseboards/trim, and a brand new kitchen. All major systems have been upgraded including a new HVAC system with a 96% efficiency rating. It also includes a partially finished basement with laundry and bonus living space.
For information about the Fountain Avenue Neighborhood including available incentives from the City of Paducah, contact the Paducah Planning Department at 270-444-8690 and ask for Steve Ervin or Charlie Doherty.
The Fountain Avenue Neighborhood is a neighborhood filled with 100 year old homes. Fountain Avenue, Park Avenue, North 13th Street, and the alley between Monroe and Jefferson comprise the boundaries of the neighborhood. The main goal of the revitalization project is to turn the neighborhood back into an economically diverse neighborhood similar to its character 80 to 90 years ago. Since the Paducah Board of Commissioners adopted the plan in 2007, 36 new homes have been constructed in the neighborhood. So far, 84 existing homes have seen rehabilitation investments of more than $10,000 with 47 of those home having investments of more than $50,000. There has been more than $13 million in public and private reinvestment in the neighborhood.