451 S 48th St

MLS# 1003639675
4 BEDS ∙ 1.5 BATHS ∙ 1,664SQFT
Sold 2/28/2017

Property Description

Warm and welcoming, this right-size home with garage has lovely original details and charm galore. There’s low turnover on this popular Garden Court street–this will be only the third house sold on the block in the past five years–and it’s easy to see why from the moment you walk through the door. The cozy sunroom with windows on three sides, including a bay window and glass-paneled French doors leading into the main living space, sets the tone for the wide-open first floor layout. Gorgeous original oak floors with inlay run throughout the first floor and are further accented by the current owners’ minimalist style that lets the home’s details shine–especially in the living room, with the tiled fireplace with original wood mantel and pretty turned staircase with original banister with filigree detail. The dining room is pleasant and bright, with original mirrored doors concealing a storage closet and basement access; the arched niche between provides the perfect spot for a china cabinet or buffet. Through another set of French doors, the spacious eat-kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, mini subway tile backsplash and butcher block island for extra counterspace. Just beyond is the rear balcony, great for grilling or dining al fresco, and serving as the entry when you use the garage. The second floor features four bedrooms, the front of which is largest and has dual closets with pretty original mirrored doors. The rear bedroom also good closet space, calming avocado walls and three large windows. A skylight in the hall provides nice natural light and shows off the Moorish archway accent, and both interior bedrooms are nicely sized and more than mere token spaces. The hall bath was recently updated with sleek contemporary finishes that easily blend with the serene vibe of the rest of the house. There’s a dual floating vanity, porcelain tile floors, subway tile shower and tub surround, and another skylight. The partly finished basement provides additional storage and separate laundry area and makes a great den, playroom or TV room–there’s even a convenient quarter bath. This tree-lined block is convenient to both Cedar and Clark parks, the 34 trolley line, Gold Standard Cafe, Mariposa Co-op and the rest of the Baltimore Ave strip.

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