923 South Boulevard

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This attractive two story Craftsman home was built in 1916 by C.M. Clayton, a Lakeland banker and charter member of Lakeland Rotary.

 

After years of admiring the home, The Eanett’s purchased it about 10 years ago (in 2001). Since that time, they have restored the foundation after a water main broke under the house. This required rebuilding the wrap-around porch, as this was the best access for the repairs. They

also uncovered the pillars on the front porch and restored them to the original brick style.

 

The upstairs was remodeled to 4 bedrooms with 3 adjoining baths. During one bathroom renovation, several inches of concrete were found to be supporting the bathtub. This was removed, however in another original bath, there is a very large tub that is also supported by concrete.

 

In the living room and master bedroom you will note the inglenooks, which house fireplaces, and on the first floor also some lovely Craftsman bookcases. Most of the windows in the house are original, as are the over-sized entrance doors with beveled glass. Sleeping porches on both

floors had casement windows added in the 19305. Stained glass windows were added in several locations in the 1990s.

 

As you descend the main staircase, please note the hanging lamp, which is from the original Carpenter’s Home Church.

 

A recent carriage house renovation added garage and storage space, plus a private office upstairs. Pillars were added to match the house. Future plans include a kitchen renovation and re-finishing floors.

From the 2011 LMNA Historic Home Tour Brochure