SUMMARY: 672 square foot home, 2 bedrooms with a king and two twin beds, fenced in back yard, pet friendly with pet fee, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, all linens provided.
This charming 672 square foot remodeled two bedroom home is awesome with mahogany tile floors throughout, except for the white ceramic in the kitchen. It is a Gunnison Home, "prefab-ulous: Gunnison Houses were sturdy, affordable and went up in a wink".
BEDROOM ONE has a king-sized bed, night table with a lamp, nightstand, a luggage rack, dresser, and a closet. Beds have super soft sheets and cotton blankets. "Fluffies" are in the closet if needed.
The SECOND BEDROOM has a trundle bed, which is two twin sized beds with the lower bed stored underneath. The lower bed can be "popped up" to be even/level with the mattress on the bed frame. It also has a small night stand, a luggage rack, a chest of drawers and a closet.
For a short stay, a fifth person could sleep comfortably on the couch by removing the back cushions.
The KITCHEN has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances including a Professional Series stove, microwave/hood combo, dishwasher, and refrigerator. Appliances include coffee pot, Belgium waffle maker, Cuisinart blender, toaster with warmer, and a hand mixer. Ready to cook with a collection of pots and pans, bowls, knives, silverware, and service for 8 Corelle dinnerware Set. Four bar stools for kitchen area seating. There are a variety of spices and individual size condiments, salt and pepper, cooking spray, flour, etc. Garbage bags, dishwasher packets, dish detergent, and other cleaning supplies are provided. Remember to bring coffee if you are a coffee drinker!
The LIVING ROOM has an armchair, sofa, rocker glider, ottoman, and two end tables. The flat screen HD television has Roku, "the simplest way to stream to your TV", with hundreds of Roku channels. There is no cable.
The BATHROOM was remodeled except for the refinished original steel bathtub. It has a curved shower rod with a hookless curtain with a snap off liner for ease of washing. Fresh towels, toilet paper, and a few necessities are provided in case you've forgotten them.
This is a pet-friendly home with a fenced in back yard, but we ask that you only bring well-trained, toe nails clipped, indoor pets. A pet fee per stay is charged. There are plenty of sidewalks to walk your dog around the neighborhood, and Jacobson Park (6.3 Miles) also has a dog park.
MORE ABOUT A GUNNISON HOME...
"Prefab-ulous: Gunnison houses were sturdy, affordable and went up in a wink."
Who put the magic in Gunnison Magichomes? That was Foster Gunnison, the man who wanted to do for the American home what Henry Ford did for the automobile.
And what was the magic?
"If you had your foundation in place, you could start [construction] Tuesday morning and the family could eat dinner on Friday evening in their home," said Randy Shipp, a Lexington, Ky., City Historic Preservation Specialist who's been researching Gunnison Homes for about four years.
In the early 1930s, Mr. Gunnison, a lighting engineer who illuminated the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center, worked with a group of architects, engineers and plywood experts to develop affordable housing using assembly-line techniques. The one-story houses could be put together on their sites from ready-made components, including walls that already contained steel casement windows and wooden doors.
Gunnison homes were a hit because they were moderately priced, well-built and, thanks to a variety of add-on features, could be custom-made to accommodate families of different sizes and means. In 1961, Mr. Gunnison's New York Times Obituary called his product "the first commercially successful mass-produced home in the United States."
Marketed through franchised dealers across the country, Gunnisons by 1950 came in 11 sizes, from a boxy 24-by-24-foot model with kitchen, living-dining room, two bedrooms, bath and utility room to a spacious four-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath model. All had built-in bedroom closets and linen closets. Traditional styles -- Cape Cod, Colonial and Ranch -- were chosen to boost consumer confidence in the novel prefab building method.
Mr. Gunnison, son of the publisher of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, established his company in 1935 in New Albany, Ind., a suburb of Louisville, Ky., on the opposite side of the Ohio River.
"New Albany had a good central location, access to a good supply of materials, and the building had been a wood veneer factory," so it already had some of the necessary equipment, Mr. Shipp said.