Splendid space

Friday, June 21, 2002

One-owner home offers great plenty of storage, unique architecture.

By Tammy Raddle ~ Southeast Missourian

Beginnings are not always easy these days. Especially when it comes to finding that first house. Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither are dream houses.

The first step is exactly where this house at 87 Edgewood can come into your life.

This home needs some updating, though the antique decor is part of its charm.

It's not every house that can take you back to your childhood memories when shag carpet covered the floors.

This home is a one-owner historical marvel in that way -- very little has been changed through the years.

It is an all-brick home, unusual in these construction-cost conscious days. It was custom built, and features a number of nice architectural touches, such as plastered ceilings, a large picture window in the living room, and plenty of storage room.

One of this home's most outstanding features is its huge back yard, offering wonderful space for gardening and outdoor entertaining.

This home offers four bedrooms and two bathrooms, a unique built-in desk/organizer area in the hallway, and beautiful hardwood floors in both of the upstairs bedrooms. Both the oven and rangetop in the kitchen have been updated.

The finished basement features a large recreation room with a walk-out to the backyard patio, and a wonderfully handy canning kitchen for those who love gardening and creating their own garden cuisine. The yard is well-established with many colorful perennials that offer spring and summer brilliance.

Perhaps one of the most interesting features of this home, and one that marks its architecture historically, is a bomb shelter located in the basement. Though not likely to ever be used as a bomb shelter, it would prove a sturdy storm shelter, with its two-foot thick concrete walls.

And, as with all homes, location is an important feature for this home. It is located in the Clippard School District, and is conveniently located near a medical center and shopping center.

This home is currently listed at $99,900 is and available for viewing through Classic GMAC Real Estate, 335-0133.


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