The blazing-red picket fence, purple exterior, and whimsical porch pendants are a strong indication the unexpected can be expected here.
Beyond the unabashed paint scheme, surprises abound with this 1920s Cabbagetown property, recently listed for $449,000 at the cusp of the quirky neighborhood’s namesake park.
A gut-renovation in 2012 opened up this place to the maximum, resulting in 11-foot ceiling heights, natural light aplenty, a dash of shiplap, and a naked, double-sided fireplace.
Find a sunflower pendant, a loft bunk in one bedroom, and a rainfall shower in the master bathroom with no surround at all. Boring this place is not.
Outside, there’s crucial off-street parking, a wildflower front yard, and an expansive backyard (with deck and shed) that’s basically a blank slate right now.
One thing buyers won’t likely find is excessive space (or privacy while doing laundry). The home counts two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,600 square feet.
But there’s much to admire here for house-hunters hellbent on finding non-blah living quarters in a context where purplish houses seem appropriate.
- 712 Kirkwood Ave. SE [Keller Williams]