It was the best of times …
No, really, it was. Especially considering that we have two Tuesday $200Ks to share with you, and they are in the same development. Yes, they may be almost the exact same townhome layout-wise, but they could not be more different.
We’re talking about 2200 and 2204 N. Peak Street. Both townhomes are under the divine auspices of Ebby agent Alicia Butler and feature three floors, two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, two garage spots, and an address that puts the potential owner right in an accessible neighborhood near parks, restaurants, mass transit, and just across North Central from Uptown.
2200 N. Peak is an end unit with 1,922 square feet and an upstairs balcony that is great for entertaining. It has neutral paint, traditional finishes, and feels pretty tame and — dare I say, generic? It definitely appeals to a broad range of buyers with popular furniture choices and very low-key decor.
The master is pretty typical, with double sinks and a shower/tub combo. I do like the vanity, though, and that there is a door between the commode and tub and the rest of the bathroom.
2204 N. Peak is the exact opposite. Yes, it has the same stained concrete and knotty pine floors as its neighbors, but every single surface in the main floor has been painted a green so vibrant that I am not sure if we’re in a home or a very elaborate CGI soundstage. Perhaps that was the seller’s intent? It would definitely make for some interesting home movies.
In the kitchen, the range has been upgraded from your standard builder-issue stuff, but the dishwasher and refrigerator stick out. I am glad that the sellers used white cabinets, though. Any more color or patterns and you’d get vertigo.
And if slate blue is more your color, you’ll love the master bedroom, which has the same paint treatment. Instead of a balcony, 2204 N. Peak has a downstairs deck area, too. There’s also an additional half bath.
So, which will you choose? The larger, more sedate end unit, or the bright paint and upgrades of the center unit? If it helps you decide, 2200 N. Peak is on the market for $276,000, while 2204 N. Peak is priced at $260,000.
Can’t decide? Check them out in person tomorrow between 10 a.m. and noon during an MLS tour.