Why drive to Green Lake for a walk, run, or ride when there are homes within a walk, ride, or ride? Here are five of the area’s most affordable options, relative to the rest of the neighborhood.
One way to make a property affordable is to only buy a part of the building and skip buying any land. That brings this two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 864 square-foot condo in at a listing price of $620,000 (plus $401 per month in HOAs). Built in 2003, the fifth-floor unit has quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood floors. It’s also close to the lake, I-5, and, eventually, light rail. No need for those two parking spots?
It’s listed as a single-family home, and looks like it has a mirror image twin beside it. The one for sale has a price of $675,000. On top is a rooftop deck with views of the lake. At ground level is a one car garage and a 1,176-square-foot lot. Between them are three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 1,300 square feet of living space. Entertain with views or beside grass, and live in a reasonable, modern 2008 build.
A bit closer to I-5 is a 2005 townhome with similar statistics: three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a 1,176-square-foot lot. The $729,950 home has a bit more space: 1,660 square feet. An office could easily fit in that extra area. Hickory floors are distinctive, and possibly tougher than most. The lot is fenced, a handy feature for kids and pets. Instead of an open-air rooftop deck, find a covered balcony, just in case it might rain.
From the relatively new to the definitely historic. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,480-square-foot house was built in 1905, back when Green Lake was bigger. Now, it’s still less than two blocks from the park. Find the old shoreline to see if it was almost lakefront back in the day. Now, the house and 4,791-square-foot lot command a price of $778,000. It is a mix of new and old, character and modernity. Look for period details in the woodwork.
In the same neighborhood is a 1941 brick house with four bedrooms and one bathroom in 1,880 square feet. The landscaping has both new and mature plantings, as well as a rough rock patio and new firepit on the 3,963-square-foot property. Inside, find tile work from another era, windmills on the backsplash, and a honeycomb counter. The $785,000 property also has an impressive wood stove insert to supplement the oil heat.