443 Cherokee Ave SE

David Pippin and Brad Resler are the homeowners!

Year: 1904
Style: Folk Victorian
Type: Queen Anne House
Home of: David Pippin and Brad Resler
Map: 443 Cherokee Ave SE

Brad and David first moved to Grant Park in 1999. Enamored by Cherokee Avenue, they have resided in three houses on this very street. Brad and David love the energy along this corridor and feel that this house has always been meant for them. From 2008 to 2011, they rented the home they live in today, while wishing they could call it theirs. After a very short stint away from Grant Park, their dream came true in 2014, when they were able to purchase this home. A favorite pastime is sitting on the wrap-around porch, drinking cold beverages while chatting with neighbors and enjoying the view.

As you enter through the front door you will find the most enchanting little foyer complete with a Victorian tile fireplace, untouched fretwork spandrel hovering over the hallway, and a Jonathan Adler daybed tucked under the foyer window. It is a favorite spot of Brad’s to lay on weekend mornings and drink his coffee and catch up on his reading. As you will discover, their taste in décor can best be described as an eclectic mix of different eras and styles. To the right is the parlor where the two visit with guests when they are not on the porch. They have covered their home in art from the collections of international and local artists, many of whom have become good friends, including Tori Tinsley of EAV. Operating pocket doors separate the parlor from the dining room, which is Brad’s favorite room. The house has maintained its original stained glass windows, a built-in dining hutch, and several ceiling light coin medallions. Brad added a mural which has elevated the warmth in an already inviting dining room.

Moving into the master bedroom you will find an oversized map of Paris, constructed by Brad and David. The master bath, with shiplap walls and fireplace, was originally a bedroom that they repurposed. The freestanding bathtub, vanity, and wooden louvered door cabinets are from Scott Antique Markets. From the hall, you will find an open kitchen and den area with an elevated ceiling. They installed the quartz countertops, additional cabinetry, and a wallpapered powder room. Head upstairs to the guest quarters and you will find the most delightful and comfortable guest bedroom. The spacious guest bath has also been remodeled. They wanted to keep the unique feeling of an old home while adding a few contemporary touches. Brad and David are excited to have you visit and will be around to chat and answer questions during tour weekend.