The 19th Annual Historic Shaw Art Fair is coming up. This year it will be held in its usual location, along the boulevard of Flora Place on Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd, 2011. In addition to the over 135 artists (from across the country and Canada) there will be live music both days (including bluegrass, blues and jazz) and a kid’s stage with storytelling and a puppet show.
This is probably my favorite outdoor art show of the year. The weather is usually gorgeous as it is just getting crisp, the trees are still full and some are starting to turn and the sky is clear and blue. The architecture on the street is varied and unique. The homes are consistent in terms of proportion and grandeur but they are all individual–each works of art themselves. I love walking my dog up and down Flora Place on any average day but during the art fair there’s much more life and excitement.
Homes For Sale on Flora Place
3918 Flora: $344,900. Classic 2.5 story with 4 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Updated kitchen with cherry cabinets. Lots of original unpainted woodwork and historic mantles. The covered front porch is waiting for a swing and the third floor is ideal for a master suite conversion.
3915 Flora: $348,900. This 3-story home is huge with 3675 square feet. It has 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The formal foyer is stunning with gleaming woodwork and waterfall staircase. The home has so much historical character including original stained glass, fireplace mantles and butler’s pantry. The kitchen is on the small side but has been updated. The floor plan has perfect flow with half bath on the first floor for guests. In the back is a LARGE yard and in-ground pool.
4175 FLora: $350,000. 3 beds, 2.5 baths. over-sized lot. Kitchen needs updating. Original marble fireplaces.
3963 Flora: $375,000 this Dutch Colonial has 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths with over 4100 square feet of living space. Features include leaded glass windows, historic mantles, inlaid wood floors and original built-ins. Main floor master suite is an unusual find.
3934 Flora: $379,000. This 3 story Federal style home has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths with almost 3500 square feet. The home has been extensively remodeled with chef’s kitchen and master suite.
4165 Flora: $399,900 This 2 story with clay tile roof has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bath and 3100 square feet of living space. Features include verandas, balcony and patio Chef’s kitchen and remodeled baths, spacious bedrooms with master, in-home theater, full front porch, 3 car garage.