Thursday, August 21, 2008

House of the Week

I spent the Tuesday broker's open showing my new listing. It's a lovely cape that from the road looks very, very small, but when you see the rear of the house you realize that a huge addition has been put on and it's actually much larger. Maybe another 500 square feet or so.

That changes it from a two bedroom to a three bedroom with a master suite overlooking a private back yard rimmed with trees, and beyond is only a cornfield. The master bed/bath has two large walk-in closets and a decent-sized bathroom.

Downstairs is the "piece de resistance", as Dave Schoeneck of Realty USA pronounced it at the broker's open. It's a sunporch, 15 feet by 18 feet with windows on three sides looking out on the "park-like setting." I really enjoy that space! Even though it currently has no heat or heat source, I can see sitting there in the dead of winter with the western sun pouring in. I think I'd add an electric fireplace and camp out!

Like other homes of its generation, there are hardwoods throughout, even though the first floor is carpeted. It has a very solid one car detached garage with an automatic door opener. The driveway has been sealed and because of the turn-out is easily managed. The landscaping the owner did is so pretty - black-eyed susans, impatients, stones that create other gardens. I can see sitting in the patio and eating breakfast outside, unbothered by the world.

It is priced to get looks and sell: $205,000 and if you've been reading my blogs you know there are other homes in this price range. This one is in very good condition - move right in! 786 Franklin Street - open Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00.