I am listing this house at $335,000 through realtors. You can save as much as $20,000 by buying directly from me (eliminating up to 6% realtor commissions).

This home has been completely renovated and upgraded. The kitchen has been remodeled and modernized and is bright, beautiful, and spacious. This includes all new counter tops with colorful ceramic tile backsplashes and lovely white ceramic tile on the floor. It has a brand new refrigerator and brand new over-the-range microwave. The range and garbage disposal are also nearly new. The remodeled kitchen comes with an added island and bar combination including new island cabinets with double roll-out drawers for pantry storage.

I have had multiple contractors working on this townhouse for over a year now. My combined expenses on this project have been well in excess of $30,000 -- so don't be surprised if my selling price is a bit higher than other homes in the area.

I chose the highest quality, thickest, plush carpet I could find. It is brand new top-grade and high-density (70 oz., which is almost unheard of). The flooring in the foyer and powder room have been replaced with matching white ceramic tile. The flooring in the dining room and downstairs rec room have been replaced with luxury vinyl planking. This planking is superior to laminate flooring and unlike laminate it is waterproof -- of course it is also more expensive. The planking I chose even has a durable padded backing. The remainder of the living area -- large living room, stairs, upstairs hallway and bedrooms -- are covered with the above luxury pile carpeting.

The home is newly repainted both inside and out. The entire interior was just repainted before the new carpet was installed. All exterior wood was sanded, caulked, and repainted with the highest quality paint. In addition I had workmen replace some old wood that had weathered, e.g. the gable facia and outdoor window sills. Also, the front bricks were just thoroughly power washed and newly painted last month.

This townhouse is an extremely strong, stable, and durable structure (unlike many newer fabrications). The foundation, underpinnings, supports, and beams are constructed entirely of concrete and steel. In addition, the exterior is brick, not wood or particle board siding. About the only wood in the house is in the bay windows, the roof/attic, and the staircases. The units are separated by concrete and block partitions on both sides -- this effectively soundproofs you from your neighbors. There is a storage room next to front door for your trash can, outdoor tools, bags, etc.

This home has a spacious 2050 sq.ft. of finished living area (plus another 425 sq.ft. of unfinished area). The master bedroom is quite large with a bay window overlooking the park and features a double-door entry and a walk-in closet. It has two full bathrooms upstairs, both with showers. One is a private bath off the master bedroom and the other has a shower/tub combination. There is an additional half bath on the main floor. The house and attic are well insulated. Also, the community has access to fiber optic cable/internet connections.

The location is fantastic. It is near Lake Forest Mall, a library, a fire station, day care centers, great schools, I-270, and short drive to the Metro station. It is easily within walking distance of the Village Lake, a strip mall, the local swimming pool, and various tennis courts. It is far enough away from the main access avenue to be quiet and peaceful. It backs right on to a park with ponds and a network of bicycle/jogging trails.

The house is one of a small minority in the development with a walkout basement. Half of the basement (on the patio side) is finished for use as normal living space. The other half is intended for use as a work (hobby) space and storage area. An added advantage of a walkout basement is it eliminates the risk of ever having your basement flooded, especially here where the terrain slopes downward toward the park below.

I can send you sharper photos if you would like. To avoid various solicitors you could try using AOL; my screen name is sigknis. The back yard is fenced in with new fence on one side. The patio currently just consists of a plain concrete slab. I never got around to improving this area but there are a multitude of possibilities here. I could easiy imagine a simple but attractive patio of white gravel and flagstone as a setting for a picnic table, lawn chairs, barbecue, and perhaps flower beds along the fences.

Interior Features

  • Square Feet: 2,050
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Additional Rooms: 7
    • MasterBath
    • Workshop
    • DiningRoom
    • FamilyRoom
    • LaundryRoom
    • WalkInCloset
    • RecreationRoom
  • Floor Coverings
    • Carpet
    • Laminate
  • Appliances
    • Dishwasher
    • GarbageDisposal
    • Refrigerator
    • Microwave
    • RangeOven
  • Heating & Cooling
    • Central AC
    • Central Heating
  • Interior Keywords:
    • Basement

Exterior Features

  • Built in: 1972
  • Structure Type: Townhome
  • Lot Size: 1,892 Acres
    • Off-street
  • View Types:
    • Park
  • Exterior Keywords:
    • Fenced Yard
    • Patio

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  • Commute via Transit:
    13.46%
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Area Schools

Luxmanor Elementary School
Grades PK-5
10/10
GreatSchools Rating
Montgomery Village Middle School
Grades 6-8
4/10
GreatSchools Rating
Watkins Mill High School
Grades 9-12
4/10
GreatSchools Rating

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