Can’t decide between city life and wide-open spaces? Your happy place may have just gone on the market. The home and property of Lincoln Street Farm — a historical and cultural gem that is nestled, improbably, in the middle of the action in downtown Salt Lake City — could be yours!
The house itself is delightfully charming. With original wood siding painted stylish navy blue with crisp, white trim — get ready for Uber drivers to exclaim “Adorable!” when dropping you off.
Add in the fact that the house sits on a massive, nearly one-fifth-of-an-acre gardener’s paradise in a hip, urban neighborhood teeming with coffee shops; cafes; and cool, old houses with “good bones” — and you can see why this property is truly one of a kind.
Built in 1896, the year Utah became a state, the property also contains two amazing outbuildings: a maker’s studio and a stunning, antique greenhouse (circa early 1900s).
The house has high ceilings, a high-ceilinged attic that’s practically begging to be finished, a private driveway, a spacious cellar, original 16-pane windows, quartz countertops, original wood flooring, an enormous claw-foot bath tub, a galvanized steel roof that’ll last another century, and a mud room that leads to a downright magical backyard.
Back there you’ll find an incredibly deep and private yard that features raised garden boxes; mature fruit trees, rosebushes, and peonies; and all sorts of sunshine. The back porch, with an overhead pergola, serves as a favorite hangout spot all summer long.
Located between the city center and the U, the property is ideally situated. Step out the front door and stroll down wide, tree-lined streets as you gaze at the coolest, old houses in the West. Victorian mansions and eclectic bungalows abound!
A 15-minute walk to the U (0.8 miles) and about 30-minute walks to Eccles Theater (1.6 miles) and to Vivint Arena (2.2 miles) — you can see Hamilton and a Utah Jazz game over a weekend with ease, and then head home to the coziest cottage in SLC.
This property is listed by Terry Hill-Black with RE-MAX 801-455-4939