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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A House Tour- AND, It's For Sale!

There seems to be a big ole house swap going on in our neighborhood. Neighbors buying neighbor's homes, neighbors buying homes for their parents to live closer to family life and in this case, a neighbor is building a new home just a hop, skip and jump away.
Living in our neighborhood means walking our kiddos to school together, playing at Clark Park together, cooking out together and celebrating life's milestones together. 
This home is the best of all worlds. It has the old-town charm of glass doorknobs and wood floors but has the updated perks of new windows, an updated kitchen and remodeled baths. 
I am excited to share a lookiloo into this fantastic family home!

The Living Room...

New windows...
The dining room...
The natural lighting in this home is fantastic...

The kitchen is so spacious, light and airy!

You don't often find pantry space like this in older homes...

A designer powder room...

1205 W Charles St, Champaign, IL 61821
The sitting room that leads to the master bedroom...

The master bedroom...

The master bath...

Here is what the agent had to say:
Exceptional Clark Park residence with open living room, charming family room and a breakfast room with vaulted ceilings. Numerous improvements including: new roof (2008), new baths, Pella windows (2009) in most of home. In 2010 new garage interior, floor, front porch, landscaping and driveway. All new kitchen appliances fridge, dishwasher, range with double ovens, abundant corian counters and a wall of pantrys. Playroom (21.6 x 12.9)in basement and tremendous storage available. Master suite features sitting room, custom shower with skylight and walk-in closet. Laundry is conveniently located in first floor designer powder room. Wood deck (19.6 x 17). Move right in and enjoy all the updated amenities this 
great home has to offer. Minutes from all the fun and activities offered at Clark Park.

For more information, click here.


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    1. Thank you! It is lovely and the light just streams into this home!

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    1. I'm with you, Michele! It would be really hard to leave. AND, they were married in this home.

  3. That kitchen is beautiful and love that cathedral (?) window. Of course the tiger is a must.

  4. Love those kitchen windows!! And wow cool master bedroom! This one is going to go fast!

    1. The HUGE windows are my favorite part of this house...other than the bedroom wallpaper and the glass tiles and the location and...and...and...

  5. So - If I buy this - we could be neighbors? Do you think that would be dangerous?

    1. Oh, Anna. Our neighborhood would never be the same!
      If you move here, I will supply a lifetime of booze and entertainment!

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