The home at 311 Central Avenue, circa 1817, boasts renovations and a garden inspired by the standards of Charleston, South Carolina. Its façade was built in the Federal style then updated to the style of Italianate in 1850. It is a fine example of its popularity favored by Madison’s burgeoning middle class at the time. With its simple and delightfully comfortable coach house, and privacy from the brick garden wall, the entertaining possibilities are truly expanded and enhanced.
Most of the interior was taken down to the four exterior walls; keeping the integrity of the triple brick and original plaster. The beautiful red pine floors are all original, stripped to their innate beauty with just the slightest of finish. The gold leaf pier mirror in the main sitting room was painstakingly restored by the famed Wiebolds of Cincinnati and re-hung as found. The interior of the home was designed and furnished with the needed comforts and modernity for a busy and active family. The Lynchs consulted local craftsman, Roger Welch and Interior Designer, Steve Joslin to ensure the renovation preserved the details of the home, whilst incorporating the comforts needed for today’s living. The home is primarily used by the Lynch family and their friends for holiday gatherings and enjoyment of the many festivals celebrated in Historic Downtown Madison.
PLEASE NOTE: This home is located on a narrow one way street heading south (towards the river) with parking on the west side of the street ONLY. You may park in the lot behind City Hall (West St. and Main St.) but you need to enter from West St. ( One block east of Central, entrance across from Shipley’s Tavern). Don’t miss this beauty!