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Updated 1885 home with plenty of charm asks $450K

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New Mexico’s Warren House survived a devastating flood

A two-story brick house with white and turquoise trim sits behind a verdant garden. Photos by Art Moreno

In 1895 in Silver City, New Mexico, a flash flood devastated the original downtown and left a ditch 55 feet lower than the street level. For decades, the “Big Ditch” was used for trash and sewage before local residents rallied to renovate and preserve the area.

Today, the Big Ditch in Silver City is a tree-lined walking trail and park with a footbridge that leads to the city’s downtown. One of the only structures to survive the 1895 flood was the Warren House, a five-bedroom, two-bath home that recently hit the market.

Constructed in 1885, the house has been carefully restored with an eye to maintaining its historic charm. Hard wood floors, exposed brick, and wood-trimmed windows welcome visitors to the home. Large windows let in plenty of light, while built-in cabinetry and wainscoting add elegance.

Outside, a landscaped backyard features a second level deck, views of the creek, and a chic studio that can be used for entertaining or work. Love what you see? 105 East Market Street is on the market now for $450,000.

The home’s kitchen features exposed brick, black wood trim on the windows, and white cabinetry.
The home’s kitchen features a large island, wood floors, and plenty of light.
A dining room features wood floors, a red rug, and a table for four.
A formal dining room with black trimmed windows and wainscoting.
An upstairs bedroom has a white bed, rug, and green walls.
One of five bedrooms in the house.
A view into a red shed with windows and a table set for four people.
The backyard features a small shed and pergola.