MAK Home - 304 Adams

Though constructed in 1923 and renovated as recently as 2006, 304 Adams has not changed much through the decades. In its most recent renovation, its current homeowners sought to preserve Wilburn’s original design and to restore elements of Wilburn’s design that were altered in prior decades.

Outside the house still features shingles on the 2nd story and clapboard siding on the main floor. The current owners recently painted the exterior in colors that were suitable for the period of the home’s construction.

The home has many of its original features, including heart of pine flooring throughout the first and second floors, door hardware, doors, windows and recently discovered judges wood paneling at the living room entrance to the stairwell. The 6 fireplaces, most with original tile and mantel, were converted to coal burning gas.

The downstairs floor plan is essentially as Wilburn designed it, though a ½ bathroom was added in place of the kitchen’s storage decades ago and the pocket doors between the dining room and living room were removed by prior owners. The former back porch was enclosed in prior decades and now serves as a laundry room.

The most recent renovation restored and updated the home, most notably the kitchen and baths. The current owners also added a bedroom and full bath on the 3rd floor by adding a dormer to the back of the house and a 2-story stairwell to the smallest bedroom on the 2nd floor. The stairwell is finished in period detail and with matching heart-of-pine flooring.

304 Adams is currently a 4-bedroom, 2½-bath home with approximately 2,400 square feet of living space.

Plan: Southern Homes and Bungalows, page 14, plan #629

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"There is nothing I like better and I don't believe I'd be satisfied with any other job in the world."

-Leila Ross Wilburn