2853 Sidney: New Listing Open Sunday, April 19 from 1-3PM

Dawn Griffin Posted by
New Listings Apr 2009

2853 Sidney is OPEN, Sunday, April 19 from 1-3PM.

Reasons to BUY this house…

LOCATION: 2358 Sidney is located right at the intersection of Fox Park and Tower Grove East. Technically, the home is in Fox Park, but this intersection (Sidney and Nebraska) has seen a ton of grassroots development over the last couple of years. On the opposite corner there is a row of two story houses that have all sold for 198,000+. Just across the street, a former industrial building was converted into 4 condos upstairs and a live work space on the first floor. And just two doors west of 2853 Sidney there is commercial/retail space with 2 condos above. Visually this location is beautiful in an architectural sense because of the cohesiveness of the architecture. Look at the way these dutch colonials match in scale and aesthetics!

INTERIOR FINISH: This year 2853 Sidney was completely rehabbed and the owners made a significant improvement in terms of layout. They added a first floor half bath. I am really impressed at how well they pulled it off. They were interviewing agents while they were still under construction and I remember being hesitant when they said they were going to fit a half bath on the first floor. I have seen other homes that stole space from the first floor rooms and it always seemed to negatively alter the flow. I remember going in one house that just had a drywall box in the at the edge of the dining room. –very very wrong, not at all planned and very poorly executed. But walking through 2853 Sidney, you would never think that the half bath wasn’t there to begin with. It fits into the layout perfectly! The owners worked with a licensed and bonded general contractor to make sure all the details were in place. Other features of the home that I think will impress include the glass tile around fireplace, the breakfast bar in kitchen, and the upstairs full bath with the glass block ledge in the shower.

VALUE: Finding a home under 125K with 1.5 baths is difficult. An MLS search shows that there are only 4 homes priced between 100-125K that have an additional half bath in the 63104 or 63118 zip codes. Below is a snap shot of values in the 63104 or 63118 zip code of move in ready homes that had 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths that have sold in the last year. Square footage for this group of homes ranges between 1100-1500. The average price per square foot is $102. At 1239 square feet Sidney is prices right at $100 a square foot.

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