Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NoMi Home Tour This Saturday!

2522 James Ave N

2601 Humboldt Ave N

2811 Irving Ave N
5227 Bryant Ave N
Post by the Hawthorne Hawkman, photos from Jennifer Olstad.

This Saturday from noon to three p.m. over thirty homes will be open for viewing on the NoMi Home Tour.  As you can see from the photos above, a variety of styles are available, with prices ranging from $59,900 to $249,900.  You could own a house for several hundred dollars less than what it costs to rent a 2-bedroom apartment.

Stop by the NoMi Home Tour table at Penn and Lowry during the Harvest Festival to get a complete list, and welcome to the neighborhood!


  1. How is it that 2522 James Ave N got into this much less appproval for ACK vinyl siding. That stuff is for the burbs.

  2. In terms of how certain properties get on the tour, I'd say you should go to the original post I linked to and ask that question there. Or one of the organizers can post here too.

    I'm also not a big fan of the siding you reference, and I think the front porch looks like it was built by a non-profit. But overall the house seems worth a look.

  3. And for the record, I certainly don't have anything against non-profit developers. I just don't want people to be able to drive down the street, being able to point to various houses and easily identify them as built/rehabbed by such a developer. And most if not all of the non-profit developers have gotten better at blending homes into respective communities.

  4. Good to see affordable and green recycled housing promoted instead of the cookie-cutter apartment building the developers are trying to force on Old Highland neighborhood!

  5. One of the primary goals of these tours is to get owner occupants into NOMI homes. We all know that this will benefit the community. So the tour invites homes that are solid investments for people to purchase to improve the quality of life here in North. We can all have our personal taste about the homes in NOMI but I can say, as a resident, that I want that vinyl sided house to be occupied by someone that a.) takes care of their home and b.) improves the quality of the neighborhood. And that's it.

  6. So if we're going to allow and promote homes with vinyl siding, would it be ok if we converted our porches into additional rooms? It's just as tacky and usually also coated in vinyl. I think we need to raise the bar and stop the race to the bottom. Perhaps if standards in NOMI were higher than that of other parts of the city our housing stock would improve and crime would move elsewhere.

  7. I'm not a big fan of vinyl siding, but no. Conversion of front porches changes the overall use of the property and is much harder to reverse.

  8. My god. So Gianni, you moved up to NOMI so you could be a snob? Are you sure you don't want to move on down to Mac Groveland, Highland, or Crocus Hill? I'm gobsmacked by this. Prospective owners of real estate in NOMI: do not buy houses that don't meet the approval of your potential neighbors. Their disdain will be withering.