By Penny Stine
Historic downtown properties can be hit or miss. Sometimes, buyers can find homes that have been painstakingly maintained and remodeled to preserve the grandeur while ensuring that they’re a comfortable place to call home. Sometimes, buyers find homes with cramped closets, creepy basements and faded, worn-out carpeting, and sometimes buyers will find homes that sit squarely somewhere in between the extremes.
This week’s unique property is one of the positive extremes, with classic architectural amenities that simply can’t be replicated in modern homes. It’s also obvious that it’s been cared for and maintained, offering buyers 21st Century features like a big, roomy kitchen with stainless steel appliances and super high-speed internet access through the 32Waves fiber and wireless internet access.
The house sits at the corner of Gunnison and Fifth Street, across the street from the delightfully shady Hawthorne Park, where there are picnic shelters with barbecue grills, lots of grassy areas to play with the dog and a playground.
Upstairs, the three bedrooms have all been updated, with ceiling fans in every room, and hardwood laminate flooring. The bath has a newer countertop, toilet, and sink, but retains the great claw-foot tub.
In addition to the three bedrooms and two baths in the main house, the property includes three separate, income-producing, one-bedroom apartments. Two are in the remodeled basement, while a third apartment is above the one-car garage behind the house. All three apartments are currently leased on an annual agreement, giving the new homeowner an immediate income to help offset the mortgage.
The house has a great alley access, with another one-car garage/storage area on the other side of the lawn.
One of the many maintenance projects for the home over the years was extra insulation in the walls and attic, as the inside of the home is both incredibly quiet and stays at a comfortable temperature.
Jay Fellhauer with RE/MAX Two Rivers is listing this unique downtown property for $559,000.