Near North

1622 James Ave. N.

Built 1926
Aimee Cardwell
I am only the third owner of this stately home that faces North Commons Park, looking forward to the tour in hopes of getting some restoration/remodeling advice and to find out more about the home’s history. The Jim and Dorothy Casserly family owned it for most of its life. The living room is more of a ballroom, with two chandeliers, and a lovely sunroom at the end. The kitchen is long but narrow, I’m thinking about how to make it more functional. Some say it’s good to live in a house and see how one really uses the space before making changes. Meanwhile I’m choosing paint and wallpaper for the gorgeous dining room, and learning all I can about restoration.