A bit like icing, the stucco smoothed over the exterior of this renovated-to-the-studs 1930 brick home in Riverside Terrace was a finishing touch. Interior work reconfigured some of the space and added “engineered wood” flooring, fresh paint, and carpet, plus new wiring, plumbing, and HVAC. In mid-April 2012, the property changed hands at $67,000 after 3 months on the market — it was initially priced at $110,500, with $10K-or-so reductions coming every few weeks. The completed project appeared a week and a half ago as a new listing — for $249,900, though for an extra $20K prior to closing, the seller will add a 2-car garage to go with that new driveway:
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Sunshine has returned to the sun porch; the old arch-filling wooden-trimmed screens of the previous listing have made way for glass:
The reworked living room, still 30 ft. x 15 ft., swapped out the fireplace surround and peeled back a wall of the now-more-contemporary looking stairwell. Plus the side windows are exposed now:
Here’s the same view before the work began (and before the wider-angle lens arrived):
The former dining room (through what used to be an archway) is now part of the expanded kitchen, which runs the full width of the home in its new all-in-one configuration:
A beam across the ceiling shows where a former arched section of wall was removed between rooms. Also, a jog of staircase leads to the central stairwell from the kitchen and utility area:
The 2,400-sq.-ft. home has 3 bedrooms upstairs and 2 1/2 bathrooms.
This extra room is over the sun porch:
The master bathroom has a double vanity, walk-in shower, and tub:
Two street-facing rooms upstairs look over a bright cluster of blue-and-gray steel-clad townhomes. So does the shared bathroom.
Here’s how that shared bathroom (above) looked in its previous incarnation (at right). The 6,760-sq.-ft. lot is next door to a fenced, vacant property. Original homes still line much of the rest of the street.
- 2619 Prospect St. [HAR]