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This is probably my favorite house in my mid-century neighborhood. The elderly lady that lived here passed away two years ago this month, and after the multiple garage sales to liquidate her belongings (such as the blond Silvertone radio and stand that I shared), the house finally went on the market. The realtor listed it as a Cape Cod style house. While it has some aspects of a Cape Cod, I don't think that I would call it a true Cape. It took almost a year to sell, and the price dropped from an original asking price of $130,000 when first listed to a final listing price of less than $100,000. I am not sure, but I think that the final price was in the $90-95,000 range.
This house features 1,700 square feet, with a combined living room / dining room with fireplace, and an amazing bay window. I love that window! The living room must be so bright all the time. There are two bedrooms and a full bath on the first floor, as well as a long galley-style kitchen and a utility room in the former breezeway that connects the house to the garage. Upstairs there are two more bedrooms and a half bath, which from what I was told when the house was on the market, had a space for a bath tub, but it was never installed. The house was pretty much all original when it sold. A true gem. It is the very last house on the cul-de-sac. My house is immediately to the right of this one. I love the linear sandstone on this house, which is identical to the stone on my house. Maybe they had the same builder.
This was probably the second largest house on the block when it was built back in 1959, which is interesting because it sits on the smallest lot in the neighborhood. I find it amusing that my house is the smallest on the block and I have the largest lot in the neighborhood.