Kendra Benningfield was admittedly very new to homebuying when she saw her Lakewood townhouse for the first time — but she knew that it had good bones if the right person got ahold of it.
And she knew she was that right person.
“I originally found my place while living in Uptown and realizing I wanted to be in an actual neighborhood/community,” Benningfield recalled. “I was very green when it came to home buying so I just started looking on Trulia.”
“After a few hours of scrolling the map around to see what would pop up, I happened across this amazingly well built Charlestonian townhouse smack dab in the middle of Lakewood.”
But it wasn’t completely love at first sight. However, Benningfield knew she could put her stamp on the interior of the home.
“It was very closed-in when I purchased, but I knew the bones were there,” she said.
“I completed a major remodel that opened up and updated the entire kitchen and entertaining space as well as creating a little office oasis with a marble fireplace — complete with shiplap and custom glass pocket doors, Joanna Gaines eat your heart out,” she added.
But Benningfield is ready to move on now, and she knows that someone out there is possibly just like her a few years ago, green to homebuying, paging through real estate sites, looking for that perfect first home.
And it is an elegant two-story, corner townhome steps from Lakewood proper and in the coveted Lakewood elementary school district. It has two second-floor bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a private office with a second fireplace and those glass pocket doors, and an updated kitchen with white cabinets, herringbone tile backsplash, Viking range, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances.
There are hardwood floors throughout the home, and the living room showcases a brick fireplace, while the formal dining room shows off a custom built-in china hutch.
In the back, a private deck provides some pretty serene space for relaxation, too. And never fear, you won’t be parking on the street — the home has a two-car garage.
Benningfield said that the home’s good bones weren’t the only thing that swayed her decision, however. The setting — a quiet, tree-covered complex, also caught her eye.
“The complex itself is small enough to give you a sense of family, but large enough to make you feel secure,” she said. “This was very important to me as a single woman living alone. It’s truly a hidden gem in the middle of a crazy concrete jungle.”
The 1,762 square foot home is priced at $455,000, and is listed by Kendal Cook with Rogers Healy and Associates. Want to see more? Click here.
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