Central Garden Dutch Colonial Beauty

  • $489,900
781 Roland Street, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, 38104, United States
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Central Garden Dutch Colonial Beauty

781 Roland Street, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, 38104, United States
  • $489,900


Central Garden BEAUTY! Built in 1912, this Dutch Colonial is one of a kind. Fully Renovated. Wiring, plumbing and mechanical all updated 10′ ceilings, expanded kitchen, added master bath, extra bedroom/office to make this a 5 bedroom, 2 additional bedrooms and bath on the 3rd floor, offer the perfect space for guest or children. Beautiful wood floors, updated vanities, fixtures appliances. Finished basement for office/hobby or workout room. Private pond.



781 Roland is a very rare Dutch Colonial home built in 1912. Over a century, there have only been 3 owners; Nelle Orr, W T Emerson & James E. Hubbard II. Mr. Emerson renovated the residence replacing the exterior wood shingles in the gable and the siding below. Windows where replaced using glass casements. Ceilings where returned to their 10-foot height, the staircase was reopened to unite the two floors. A two-story addition was added across the rear providing space to expand the kitchen downstairs and room to add a master bath upstairs. Upstairs, the large front bedroom was filled with lots of built-in cabinetry both for storage and work space. A generous linen closet was created in the hall and the original bath updated. The master bedroom had a full wall of closet and built in drawers added. The new master bath has a long vanity with lots of storage, a spa tub setting in a bay window overlooking the backyard and a sperate shower.

Theses renovations, as well as preserving the original style of the home, played a major part in the next major renovation by James E. Hubbard II. The distinctive front door is original from the home in 1912. The wiring, plumbing, mechanical and security systems were updated. The floor air vents were insulated and closed in by wood flooring. The oak floors were refinished from top to bottom. In the kitchen, the tile leading to the French doors, was replaced and updated. The oak cabinets and solid oak countertop were refinished. The fireplace was converted to gas and tiled. The half bath downstairs was remodeled and converted to a full bath with a standing shower. The basement was finished with added access from the inside and outside of the home. It is also heated and cooled.

Upstairs, the built-in cabinetry was finished with added drawers and doors. The washer & dyer outlets were moved from downstairs to upstairs for easier access. A 3rd bedroom was added with more built-in drawers. All bathrooms were updated and remodeled. The surprise renovation is a 4th floor with secret access through a panic room. It includes 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom.

On the outside, the wood siding was replaced. The house, fences and storage room were painted. The porch was stained, an outdoor fan, wooden swing and a sidewalk was added from the porch leading to the street. The back patio was stained deep barn red, expanded to 20 x 20 and updated with spindles, lattice, two 16ft built in benches and a rolling gate with steps. Gutters were added around the house which connect to a lined fish pond in the backyard consistently adding fresh rain water. A fenced gate was added to close off the pond. The roof was replaced with architectural shingles, the exterior wood shingles were stained, the chimney was tiled and new outdoor lighting was added. Just like in 1912, 781 Roland remains an example to us all of the value of “Going Dutch.”


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Dutch Colonial
Updated on September 29, 2021 at 6:45 pm


  • Address 781 Roland Street
  • City Memphis
  • State Tennessee
  • Zip/Postal Code 38104

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