Fortunately renovated in recent years, the Bardwell-Ferrant House is a truly unique landmark. It was was originally constructed in 1883 by its first owner, Charles Bardwell, who had it designed in the Queen Anne Style. Its second owner, Emil Ferrant, had it moved to its present location and remodeled it into the Moorish Style, adding the onion domes and other features on this style. The house is highly embellished with intricate detailing, especially on the wraparound porch and below the domes. As such, the house is quite exotic in appearance. The present owner, Mike Gustafson, bought the house in 2011 and has restored it. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
Backstory and Context
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