This is Not Your Average Craftsman, It’s a Haven of Surprises

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Privately nestled on a double lot just blocks from the Bishop Arts District rests one of the most eye-catching Craftsman homes to hit the market in ages.

This is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom beauty surrounded by lush gardens and patios for achieving the ultimate state of calm.

It comes complete with a Koi pond and enchanting cabin. And the Zen-like feel makes for a truly unique oasis in one of the best locations in town. Call your agent, text your friends. You’ve never seen a Friday Five Hundred quite like this.

There’s Something Special About This Craftsman

“The home is really special,” says agent Jason Saucedo who is co-listing the craftsman with Kathy Hewitt of Dave Perry-Miller.

“First off, it is on a double lot giving it a spectacular yard and entertaining area. The home was built in 1917 and was used as a school for many years. In fact, the current owner grew up in the neighborhood watching kids play and always wanted the home. Years later they purchased it and completely renovated it doing their best to honor the heritage of the home.”

A Gorgeous Renovation Done Right

Among the highlights are stunning architectural details, a large front porch with river rock columns, and lovely touches like diamond trellis windows, gorgeous hardwoods, and box-beam ceilings. We love how each room reveals something unique to look at. This includes bead-board and built-ins, period accents, and exposed brick.

Saucedo says, “There are still original plaster walls throughout the first floor and the original Rookwood tile fireplace.”

Perfect For Someone Who Wants Move-In Ready With Room To Entertain

And with a light-filled 2,165 square feet, it’s great for a variety of buyers. Just imaging days spent in that enchanting backyard! Per the listing, “Escape to a dream-like Zen yard with relaxing deck overlooking lush gardens, koi pond, and large covered patio, or take a nap in the small cabin on a beautiful day.”

From growing families and couples just starting out, to empty nesters looking for a haven or place to entertain, it’s a fantastic find.

“This is a perfect home for anyone that enjoys the authentic nature of historical homes but doesn’t want the constant maintenance that comes with old homes,” Saucedo adds. “Or for someone who really enjoys being outdoors. The multiple outdoor areas really make this home feel spacious. The garden is even a certified wildlife habitat. You get a peak of the downtown skyline from the front Garden and even more so in the wintertime.”

Kathy Hewitt and Jason Saucedo with Dave Perry-Miller InTown have listed 839 N. Madison Avenue for $550,000.


Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications, a freelance copywriting firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. As a real estate writer and communications specialist, Amy's marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at

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