312 Church Street Burton - Balch - Willis Home

The Burton-Balch bungalow was built between 1880 and 1885. The original exterior of the home was board and baton. The original home also featured a porch at the back of the house that separated a summer kitchen and dining room from the rest of the house. This feature was replaced during later

The home is a basic bungalow design that has been added onto at least twice. Each addition has been to the back of the house resulting in a home that is significantly deeper than it is wide which disguises its size when viewed from the street. Today, the home consists of a foyer, three bedrooms, two baths, living room, dining room, family room, study, kitchen, breakfast room and laundry room all covering in excess of twenty-seven hundred square feet.

Mr. M. Samuel Balch purchased the home and two lots for $625 in 1915. His grandson, Joe Balch, Jr., purchased the home in 1951 where he liveduntil his death in 1998. The home was in the Balch family for over seventy years. Upon Mr. Balch's death, the home was sold to Brian and Tina Bice who owned the home for a short time. They made some renovations to the interior and exterior of the home including the addition of a detached garage.

In November 2000, Woody and Judy Pettigrew purchased the property. The Pettigrews
made numerous renovations to the interior of the home including work on the two original fireplaces, redecorating each room in the home, renovating the family room with the additional of a third fireplace and the addition of built-in bookcases. Now James & Marsha Willis are the owners.