ONE-OF-A-KIND HOME highlighted by stately yet welcoming wrap-around columned front porch, this historic University Area home blends charm, authentic period details and modern conveniences. Clearly this home has held a long-standing prominence in Missoula's history--perhaps its next chapter could be with you as its stewards! Ideally situated 2 blocks from UM Campus, the property consists of 3 lots at the corner of Connell and Hilda--a rare find in the University District. Original features include solid wood flooring, leaded-glass windows, crown molding, cove ceilings, generous dining room with window seat, and fireplace (converted to gas). In 2009 the owners built a wonderful 3 plus car garage that has plenty of additional space to be finished for your needs. Notable enhancements to the original home include a spacious kitchen with center island work area, glass-front white oak cabinets, granite counters with a serving/conversational seating bar, master suite with plush carpet, dual walk-in closets, ample built-in storage, rooftop deck for appreciating scenery or star-gazing, wired and structurally ready for your hot tub experience. Convenience features include parking options, mature landscaping with underground sprinklers, main floor 1/2 bath and laundry, air conditioning, new paint in upper bedrooms. The lower level is ideal for added storage, large wine cellar, and a dormant sauna that awaits being revived. Featured in the recent past in Missoulian article (May 2017) about historic preservation, the early Missoula trolley tracks came over the Higgins St. Bridge, turned at the "new high school" (now Hellgate), down Connell Avenue to the University campus. In that article, a prominent local architect and Historic Preservation Commission member described the prevailing architecture in the University District as the Craftsman bungalow home, with front porches of all sizes, "They were kind of the working man's houses that are very simple but have a lot of detail". He went on to draw attention to 336 Connell: "One notable exception is a Colonial Revival Foursquare at 336 Connell, "foursquare" referring to the pyramidal "hip roof" that faces in four directions. This was home for 60 years to prominent attorney Edward Mulroney and his wife Mary. They were married on April 28, 1910, two weeks before the first streetcar passed by. It's not known if they were on their honeymoon that day, but Ed, or "Leather Mulroney" as he was known as a young man, was Missoula County attorney after serving a term in the state Legislature in 1905. A veteran of the Spanish-American War, Mulroney known in later years as the dean of the legal profession in Montana" Intrigued? Well if you have read this far why not take the time to schedule a showing? Call Emily Mackenroth at (406) 544-9914 or your real estate professional.
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