This 1928 Craftsman in Daytona Beach is just steps from the ocean at $235K


Craftsman homes are a rare breed in Florida these days.

Beyond any easy jokes about a lack of crasftsman-ship in modern builds, it was genuinely easier for a lot of developers who reshaped Florida in the last few decades to knock down the old homes rather than refurbish them. The simple, squared-off rooms that highlight the materials of the home and the quality of the build fell out of fashion as open-concept sprawlers moved in. That drive to knock down and renew was at least twice as strong in areas a stone's throw from the beach.

All that is to say, this craftsman just around the corner from Daytona Beach's main drag is a minor miracle. The owners did far more than keep the building together. Original touches run throughout the home. Its flooring, cabinetry, molding and staircase are all almost a century old. Here's hoping it finds a buyer as appreciative of the past as the wands that kept up its many wood furnishings. (Also, it has a basement!) The 3-bed, 2-bath foursquare at 43 S Hollywood Avenue is 1376 square feet and asking $235K. The property is represented by Michael Fiscina of Re/Max Signature.

Photos via Realtor.