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3-Bed 3-Bath Rosedale Park Home Wants $159K

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Built in 1926, this craftsman home in Rosedale Park Historic DIstrict has 3-bedrooms and 3-baths in almost 2100 square feet of living space. The house has an updated kitchen, a fireplace and a finished basement complete with brand-new full bath. According to the listing agent, the house has been "updated from studs", and has hardwood floors in the kitchen, living room and two bedrooms. There's some sea foam carpet upstairs, that would probably be happier if it retired to a dumpster someplace far, far away from this lovely old home.

The house has a lot of 1920s touches including the arched, leaded glass door in the living room and the red brick chevron floors in one of the bathrooms. There are also original iron radiators with handsome wooden covers. One project for new homeowners, the (shudder) linoleum floor in the entry, really detracts from the original millwork on the central stair.

Minor flaw aside, this house has great potential as a family home. It's also suitable for disabled family members because it has a ramp 20 by 10 foot ramp leading to the large wooden deck off the back door, along with a full bath on the first floor. For the security conscious, there's a neighborhood patrol and TV security monitoring, not to mention a detached 2-car garage. The kitchen is modern, with new appliances and granite, though it could use a few tweaks to bring it more in line with the house's character. The ask price is higher than most comps, though a slightly smaller house a few blocks away and also in Rosedale Park—one with 1.5 fewer baths, in fact—sold a year ago for $130K. $159K may be a reach, but it's not an entirely impossible one.

·14529 Glastonbury Ave [Zillow]
·15041 Warwick St [Zillow]