The Gorham A. Worth House is a historic home in Mt. Auburn. Beyond its obvious charm, the home is interesting for two reasons.
First, it has its own Wikipedia page. That’s due to its architectural prominence, as well as the prominence of its residents, residents whose surnames now adorn nearby street signs and whose political efforts included reorganizing the city’s charter.
The second reason for interest is the 0.7-acre lot on which this home sits. That’s a larger-than-normal lot size for a dense, quasi-urban neighborhood like Mt. Auburn. But it makes sense when you consider the Gorham A. Worth House was built in 1819, when Mt. Auburn was just an arboreal outpost overlooking the city.
It shows in the design, too. The house is a Federal-style marvel on the order of the Baum-Taft House in Lytle Park, which was constructed just one year later. I use the word 'marvel' because, as evidenced in our gallery's many impressive photos, the home's textures and details have been preserved marvelously. (Go see for yourself.)
Indeed, absent those details and textures I might have described 2316 Auburncrest as simply having "beautiful bones." But with them, the house remains an inhabitable work of art even two centuries after it was built.
And did we mention it’s on the market? It is. So let’s do the thing:
- 5 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- 10-foot ceilings
- 2-car garage
- 3 porches
- Formal dining room
- Kitchen with wood cabinets, walkout, and stone counters
- Walnut-paneled library with built-in bookshelves
- Large backyard
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