Jennifer started out thinking a condo was her jam — close to her job, walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants and fun stuff to do. But, after spending some time looking at super cool condos in the Pearl, she decided to take a couple months off to reevaluate and for life to settle down.
Once she was back on the hunt, she decided she wanted a house instead. After looking at a couple, one house in particular popped into her email that had everything she wanted. Best of all, it was super close to Hawthorne’s fun shops, restaurants and pubs. Granted, it was a little higher list price than she was originally looking for, but she knew she could swing it, especially with a roommate.
The home had been sitting on the market for awhile. The house was in great shape and well-priced, but the fact that it’s near the intersection of two busy streets, and right next door to a muddy, corner construction site in the initial stages of development, likely made it less appealing to others.
That didn’t scare Jennifer. She said all of the city noise was actually comforting to her and construction would take place during the day while she was at work anyway. Besides that, the 1928 classic bungalow had glistening hardwoods, original woodwork throughout and built-ins around the super cozy, wood-burning fireplace.
The living room and dining room feature an open floor plan, too, which will be perfect for Jennifer’s potluck Shabbat feasts. The newer roof, sewer line and furnace didn’t hurt the home’s appeal one little bit. There’s even an additional living space with a kitchen and bathroom set up in the basement, in case she takes on an additional tenant. Last but not least, there’s an unfinished attic, accessible from an outside door up the stairs in the back, that this avid climber is planning to outfit with a rock wall.