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Madison Park Craftsman lists at $1.88M

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A new year means new listings. Welcome!

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Houses are coming back onto the market after the holiday hiatus. One of the first is this 1926 Craftsman that has been elegantly updated. The listing price, $1,880,000. That’s a lot of elegance.

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A traditional fireplace and hardwood floors are welcome and expected in a pre-Depression era house. Coved ceilings and bay windows provide relief from boxy rooms and boring lines.

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It is a three bedroom, three and a quarter bathroom, two story over a garage and ground floor; which means walking up steps to get to the front door. The master bedroom is made distinctive by a window that may not have been in the original. Following the outline of a dormer is a large triangular window, an appealing feature from the outside. From the inside, its shape is reflected by a ceiling that is repeated similar angles. The step too far would’ve been trying to make the french doors that lead to a private balcony into triangles, too.

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Downstairs in the 3,050 square foot house is an updated kitchen with beautiful cabinetry, and enough extra burners and counter space for large parties. Maybe that’s why the wine rack holds fifteen bottles.

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Want to store even more wine? There’s a wine cellar built into a closet that can hold a couple hundred more bottles. It’s always good to be prepared. That wine closet may be close to the media room, another convenience if you decide that tonight’s movie would pair well with white wine.

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The house sits on a 4,007 square foot corner lot, one less neighbor, maybe a bit more noise. It’s fenced, and emphasizes gardens over lawns. Enjoy the cobblestone patio, weather permitting of course.