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1905 Grant Park dwelling counts koi pond, massive porch for $679K

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This eccentric three-bedroom has original touches—and no shortage of color

A large brown home surrounded by trees with a wraparound porch at right.
Porch aplenty at 595 Oakland Avenue SE.
Adams Realtors

A block from Grant Park’s marquee green space, this three-bedroom traditional has stood proudly over Oakland Avenue for nearly 115 years.

Today, the location is being marketed as a dream come true in the leafy neighborhood, with access to local eats and other walkable attractions having never been higher.

It listed in recent days with Adams Realtors for $679,000, and per that listing, this old home has been well-maintained and beloved over the years.

The curb appeal is high, with so much stonework and vegetation and breeze-block walls fronting the entry. The wraparound porch is pretty much capable of hosting a house party on its own.

Like a colorful quirkiness, original touches abound throughout these 2,634 square feet, including heart pine trim and floors, stained and leaded glass, and seven fireplaces that all function.

Few buyers are likely to call the kitchen and two and a half bathrooms cutting-edge showstoppers, but like the fireplaces, they appear functional, at the very least.

Elsewhere, a carport is tucked behind gates along a driveway at the left side of the home. There’s enough back patio for lounging with a couple dozen Shade Fest enthusiasts. And the koi pond is sufficiently sized for really massive fish.

Added bonuses, per the listing, include a full basement just waiting to be a workshop and, on the third floor, a master suite with city views.

A huge front porch with brick walls and masks on the wall at left.
Eccentricities begin on the front porch.
A foyer with  metal ceiling and central hallway.
The foyer and central hall.
Smurf blue walls are found in a living space beside a large fireplace.
Original trim work meets a bold paint scheme—and the first of seven fireplaces.
A dining room with bright red walls, a metal ceiling, and piano.
The large dining room.
A kitchen with hard tile flooring and a table at left.
Into the high-ceilinged kitchen, with another dining option.
A master bedroom with high ceilings, a ceiling fan, and a balcony at left.
Vaulted ceilings and a third-floor balcony in the master suite.
A master bathroom with brick walls and what appears to be a fridge.
Master bathroom, with mini fridge.
Floating stairs at left and a hallway with tons of wood doors and shelving.
Floating stairs—an unexpected touch.
A fireplace beside an old bed in a space bedroom.
Secondary bedroom, one of three total.
A koi pond at right and a large yellow house with a big patio beside it, at left.
Not a dull moment out back.