Fresh interior paint gives a 1930 Riverside Terrace cottage the look of buffed up, unscuffed saddle shoes all tied up and tidy for the first day of school. The up-a-knoll property, located around the corner from Riverside Park, was relisted by 2 days ago after an 18-month hiatus from the market. The initial asking price back in November 2011 was $216,500, but it had dropped to $197,500 by March 2012. The current price tag for the spiffed-up house and its less-polished garage apartment is $207,500.
Hardwood floors let it shine throughout the home; the fate of the wooden trim varies by room. Most “formal” areas stick with a satin-finish stain:
Both swinging doors feed into to the kitchen; using the one on the left first takes you through the breakfast room, its cut corners fitted with cabinets for display and storage:
Back in 2011, kitchen updates brought in Travertine flooring and a few new appliances.
A hallway (its telephone station intact) runs between the kitchen and the wing of 3 bedrooms that run front-to-back along the driveway side of the home. The front bedroom . . .
gets its own bathroom. The “stand-up shower” noted in the listing does appear to have a sit-down seat built into the tilework, however:
The middle bedroom (above) and back bedroom (below) . . .
share the full bathroom off the hallway:
The 6,994-sq.-ft. lot has a gated, partial driveway and a carport (above). For access to the back-lot garage and its 2-bedroom apartment, there’s a service alley running behind the homes sharing this block of the neighborhood, which lies east of SH 288 and south of Southmore Blvd.
The 2011 tweaks included new stairs for the apartment:
- 2525 Prospect St. [HAR]