518 Clarence, The Shreve Home
The house is built to take advantage of its location with a comfortable north-facing porch. The wide windows were aligned to take advantage of cross breezes at a time prior to air conditioning and having the staircase on the west side of the house permits a house-cooling thermal stack to ventilate the house naturally when second floor windows are open. Of course, added air conditioning and other upgrades for modern living have been made, but the historic bones to allow for cooling in a warm climate are still in place.
This house continues the southern tradition of the gracious and expansive, but not fussy, family home with solid and authentic original details that connect the current owners to the past. The Shreves have been particularly enthusiastic about preservation efforts in the community and have successfully encouraged friends and family to live in and to upgrade vintage properties of their own.