Houses are flying off the market at a record-breaking pace. Finding a move-in-ready home in the coveted M Streets is like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. Of course we keep our ears to the ground and always try to bring you the freshest, hottest listings — in time to actually have a shot at being among the first to have a peek.
Our Friday Five Hundred this week is not even in MLS yet, but it’s already being shown by listing agent Ryan Streiff with Dave Perry-Miller. If you’re looking for a charming 1925 prairie style Craftsman cottage we’d advise calling him immediately because at $515,000-this adorable home at 5743 Mercedes Avenue won’t last long.
Streiff has sold this home a couple of times over the years — once to the daughter of AT&T’s CEO. One of his college pals used to live in it years ago, so Streiff is well versed in the home’s assets and updates.
“The porch was always party central for St. Patrick’s Day,” Streiff said. “It’s a 360-square-foot wrap-around porch with French doors to the living area, so great for entertaining.” Don’t worry, the house is perfectly situated to take advantage of Greenville Avenue festivities without having revelers take over your front yard.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has the classic M Streets interior layout with intact period details such as the built-in bookcases flanking the living room fireplace. Nothing updates a home better than paint and light fixtures, and the sellers are spot on with their selections throughout the home.
The kitchen updates include stainless steel appliances, Corian countertops — practically indestructible — and glass-fronted cabinets. Hardwood floors continue into the kitchen, which creates a beautiful, seamless flow.
A huge master with a sitting area-now being used as a home office space, and a walk-in closet were added — as well as a mud room — increasing the total square footage to 1,783. The master bedroom has French doors that lead to the backyard. The master bathroom has been beautifully updated with a frameless shower, new light fixtures, mirrors, and look what a coat of paint will do for a dated vanity! We’ve included a before photograph of the master bathroom to show how easily these homes update.
We mentioned this is a great home for entertaining on the wrap-around front porch and those parties can easily flow over into the generous back yard. There’s also plenty of room for parking on the new driveway -so if you are first in line to see this one, and you’re lucky enough to get a contract on it, well we all know where the party will be.