This charming Victorian was built in 1895 by noted Grass Valley jeweler, Alphonso Hartung. Step towards the front stairs to the porch, and you will notice the name “Hartung” embedded in the sidewalk concrete. Strict attention was paid to every detail from the rich mahogany woodwork, filigreed doorknobs and hinges to the sliding pocket doors and transoms. The elegant living room is highlighted by two original stained glass windows steeped in sunshine, that cast rainbows of light into the space in the afternoon hours. Soft artistic murals and rich Persian carpets lend sophistication to this storybook home.
With sparkling black granite counter tops, the well-appointed eat-in kitchen focuses on perfectly positioned recessed lighting and hanging alabaster fixtures. A heavy-duty Viking stove faces large double-hung windows looking onto an intimate side garden, a perfect setting for morning coffee.
There is a rich vibrancy to the interiors, featuring softly painted tones accented by professionally tailored draperies throughout. The upstairs landing becomes the perfect nook for a small library and an exquisite doll collection. The clawfoot tub with its ornate brass hardware is a conversation piece in itself, yet also allows for a soothing soak after a long day. Each bedroom is appointed with comfort and warmth for the guest. Plush comforters and pillow top mattresses ensure a cozy night’s rest. Luxurious towels and bathrobes for each guest are provided with care.