Originally built in the late 1800s, and designed by William Lang, this authentic Victorian home was completely restored by Anna Slade and her husband, Isaac Slade, lead singer of the popular band, The Fray. Their family has treasured this home for over a decade, and it brims with unique details, history, and one-of-a-kind character. They took extra care at every turn, even reinforcing the entire underlying structures without compromising any of the original architecture.
The iconic red brick exterior and colorful trim are a reminder of the era’s classic style. The Slades’ eye for design, artistic touch, and passion for this house are evident in each room of the three-story home, which comes complete with a well-appointed basement and hidden speakeasy.
Just off the foyer, a conversation room welcomes you to the home. The space is warmed by a fireplace, which is adorned in tile what was salvaged from the original hearth. Within this room and through an ornate wooden door, a private reading nook nestled into the turret of the home offers a sunny and secluded spot for taking a moment to yourself.
The living room is a spacious yet cozy setting to enjoy the company of friends and family or simply curl up next to the fireplace to get lost in a good book from your own private library. For an added touch of literary-inspired design, the stunning rouge hue that decorates the room’s walls is an exact match for the red used on the vintage cover of “Crime and Punishment.” And like many bestsellers, the top portion of the walls are also bound in leather. This space also once housed the piano on which Isaac wrote for many of The Fray’s hit songs.