Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New Listing! 1930's SE Charmer Brimming with Character and Updates!

Picture-perfect Brick Tudor

How would you like to live on one of the most

 charming streets in Cedar Rapids? 

Scroll below for a tour of this delightful 1.5 story home.
Don't  miss the surprise upstairs!

233 23rd Street SE

Built in 1936, this home still evokes the vintage era with craftsmanship and graceful decor.

3 bedrooms, 3 full baths
1636 sf finished above, 668 sf finished below grade
Home has all brick exterior, the garage is wood.
Extensive updates - all windows (2012 & 2013), roof  & gutters (2011), garage roof (2012), composite fencing (2012), furnace and air replaced in 2003, appliances, basement bathroom, and more! 
2 stall detached, tandem garage
Lot: 55' (front) x 157' (sides) x 51' (rear)
Schools: Arthur, Franklin, Washington
Fantastic location on a quiet street close to 1st Avenue

The front porch/patio was updated in 2010, creating a welcoming entry.
A Tudor-style arch door combined with quaint shutters lend lovely curb appeal.
An elegant living room for entertaining.
Hardwood floors and a wood-burning fireplace make for a beautiful room.
Notice the details such as the arched niche and molding.
Newer windows and blinds throughout.
Formal dining room.

 One of the most charming kitchens!  Top-of-the-line black and white checked vinyl is an unexpected but gracious twist.
 Updated kitchen appliances.
 The wish-list gas stove plus solid-surface counter-tops; beautiful and easy to maintain.
 Small cabinet with leaves that can be put up for casual family meals or to enjoy your morning coffee.

 Main level bath that has a spot-on vintage appeal; some of it is authentic and some a great effort to reproduce the look.

So much storage!  Built-in cabinets on both bath walls.
 Bedroom 1 on the main level
Bedroom 1 - view of closet; notice the original 6-panel doors throughout.
Bedroom 2, also on the main level.  Built-in bookcase, hardwood floor.
Bedroom 2
An upstairs master suite - a perfect retreat with plenty of space for your own get-away.
Built-ins, hardwood floors, sloped ceilings - what more could a Vintage house-lover hope for?

 A lovely bedroom bower.
 Did I mention built-ins?  
Large closet plus small additional closet space.
A full bath upstairs!

The upstairs piece de resistance . . . a tucked-away alcove that is adorable!
A private reading nook perhaps?  Or a tucked-away office?
The possibilities, and fun, are endless!

Here's a view looking out into the main upstairs area from the alcove.
Now, down to the basement to the expansive family room.

Lower-level bath remodeled in 2014

A special effort was made to maintain the vintage feel with the floor tile and overall finish.
 This bath also houses a sauna although the current owner has never used it.

Bonus Room that could be an office, craft space or work-out room.  Large storage closet accessible.

Basement Utility Room.  Furnace and A/C were replaced in 2003.

Driveway to the 2-stall tandem garage.  The garage door was replaced in 2009 and the roof in 2012.  Garage door opener.
Composite fencing was installed in 2012.

Concrete patio behind garage - for use as patio/entertaining space, or as pad for future shed or structure.

Thank you for touring this SE gem!  If you'd like to schedule your own personal tour, please contact Judy at 551-3170 or Steve at 551-3375.

If you're thinking of listing, we'd love to answer any questions and help you.
Contact us for a consultation to get started!

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