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Reynoldstown Modern Wants to Break $700K Threshold

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This unfinished contemporary residence in Reynoldstown aims to boldly go where no new home has gone in recent years — and perhaps ever. Debuting this month with a $719,000 asking price, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom "stunning modern dream home," as the agent puts it, could push the bar way up for new R-town construction. (Nearby Old Fourth Ward is dotted with $700,000+ moderns and townhomes, but that's not the case here). Exactly what sort of finishes this 3,050-square-footer will offer remains to be seen, but it's got a lot going for it, beginning with a location literally on the Beltline's forthcoming Eastside Trail extension. From both a rooftop deck and long balcony made of durable and stylish ipe wood, the skyline views should be spectacular — beyond the neighboring train yard, that is. The listing hints that glass-walled interior spaces are situated to capitalize on these vistas, too. Other perks include a two-car garage, professional landscaping and front-yard reflecting pool. The listed Walk Score of 59 smacks as being suspiciously low, but a heaping dose of Beltline tends to salve that ailment.

· 55 Chester Ave. SE [Estately]