626 East Division Street is where the sidewalk ends at the eastern edge of Dodgeville, Wisconsin. The amenities of the 3.3-acre lot steer the dream of a hobby farm in any direction, while the centennial farmhouse masterfully balances historical artifacts with modern conveniences.
A wraparound porch hugs the home’s façade with understated American Foursquare ornamentation. As the front door swings into the living room, the split staircase and pocket doors ahead make a commanding first impression. A lath accent wall frames the passage to the family room, where a coffered beadboard ceiling meets wall-to-wall bookshelves opposite the gas fireplace with barn beam mantle. Restored hardwood spans the open entertaining space. Exposed brick and ornate dentil molding adorn the farmhouse kitchen, newly remodeled with stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, an apron sink, and abundant Shaker cabinets topped with quartz. The clay-toned palette spills into the dining room featuring a gleaming built-in buffet. Four sizable bedrooms and brand new bath envelop the central hall upstairs, each five-panel door with original hardware. The vintage floral paper of the primary bedroom evokes a romantic, nostalgic air that carries throughout this inviting home.
The distinctive lot features a fenced backyard, raised garden beds, fruit trees, lined duck pond, goat pen, and chicken run. The horse barn has been reimagined through the years as an event venue, vintage resale store, and most recently for year-round golf practice. With just one neighbor, this home has a rural feel despite a half-mile walk to the downtown businesses of the Iowa Street Historic District.
Updated on September 1, 2021 at 2:15 pm