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The Pratt House (1860)

The Pratt House Adams St.

A far cry from the one bedroom bachelor pad/music studio/fixer upper purchased by Craig Iannazzi in 1999, Corn Hill Cottage at 111 Adams St. has evolved into a true urban oasis fit for a growing family with a diverse set of interests and a passion for both historic and city living. Through extensive renovations and restorations dating from 2009 through the present, Craig and wife Kristine have rediscovered many interesting facts regarding the home and surrounding double lot property. While diligent neighborhood historians have recently traced the tax record on the house back as far as 1860, the Iannazzi’s believe it is even older due to the crafted details made without tools including the field stone foundation and hand planed rafters. Until 1970, 109 Adams street stood in what is now the Iannazi’s side yard, a large multi family home just feet from the original brick home. The first owner after the Riots of the 1960’s paid a mere $800 for the home at auction, and began its current transformation from a rubble filled shell to a proper home. Since 2009, the home has been completely remodeled inside, with an additional bathroom and bedroom constructed on the first floor, as well as a redesigned master bath, spiral staircase addition, sky lights, and a re imagined open concept flow. The exterior gained a face lift in the summers of 2014 and 2015, with a new roof, front landscape, and the current Corncord creme color. 2016 brings the addition of Kristine’s garden shed and Craig’s epic workshop in the back. Always striving for “ease of living” the Iannazzi’s chose gravel rather than sod to trim outdoor entertaining areas. On any given summer evening, the family can be found lounging on the front bench or enjoying dinner al fresco under the cafe lights in back