With more than 1,000 condominiums on the local market, more than a few gems are bound to be overlooked.
One of those gems is a spotless two-bedroom townhome located at 79-1010 Wilkes Ave. in the heart of Lindenwoods, says Jeff Brown of Sutton Group-Kilkenny Real Estate.
"This is an amazing home in every respect," he says of the 1,264-sq.-ft., two-storey unit. "You just don’t find many townhomes like this one. It’s the total package."
Few townhomes check virtually all the required boxes, from location and livability to overall condition. Brown says the meticulously maintained unit is situated in a particularly prime location.
"First, it’s in a fantastic location that’s close to all amenities, schools and transit — and just a short drive from IKEA, the new outlet mall, Corydon Avenue and so much more. Second, the unit is at the back of the complex in a private, fenced area with green space, so you feel like you have your own backyard."
The condominium’s overall design is also impressive, featuring an ultra-livable floor plan.
Entry comes via a generous foyer that’s subtly defined by an extra-wide upper-level staircase with natural maple railing and burnished metal spindles. The foyer then transitions smoothly into a bright, spacious great room that contains three distinct yet accessible spaces.
"The front of the home features a big living room with a huge picture window and an expandable dining area," Brown says. "Tons of natural light comes in from the front and back of the home — the picture window in the living room, and a large window on the kitchen’s rear wall. The cherry-stained oak hardwoods and earth-tone paint give the great room a warm feel."
While the great room’s front portion was designed to promote livability, its rear portion was designed to promote utility, he adds.
"With its raised breakfast bar, wealth of natural maple cabinets, ample counter space and stainless steel appliances, the bright, open-concept peninsula kitchen is a beautiful yet functional space that’s perfect for making gourmet meals for guests. You can put a leaf in your dining room table to create extra seating, and there’s also a handy powder room off the kitchen for guests to use."
Head upstairs, and the unit’s layout gets even better. While there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, they aren’t configured in a normal manner.
"A wider-than-average staircase takes you up to a generous landing that features two bedrooms at either end of it," Brown says. "Both bedrooms are basically master suites, as each comes with its own four-piece ensuite and walk-in closet. Kids will love having their own bathroom, while guests of empty-nesters will enjoy having their own bathroom, too."
Both young families and empty-nesters will also appreciate what awaits downstairs: a fully finished basement.
"It features a huge family room with a high ceiling and pot lights, a three-piece bath with shower with Hansgrohe body spray panel and plenty of storage space," he says.
"It’s a space that provides extra separation for families and empty-nesters alike."
The well-kept unit also comes equipped with several desirable features: forced-air heating and cooling courtesy of a newer high-efficiency furnace, custom Hunter Douglas window blinds and newer windows.
Last, but certainly not least, the house-like townhome is affordable, Brown says.
"At $294,900 and with condo fees of just $165 per month, this unit offers tremendous value. It’s in move-in-ready condition, is in a great location and offers three beautifully finished levels of livability. This condo has been meticulously cared for by the original owner, and shows great pride of ownership. It’s an amazing condo at an amazing price."
Location: 79-1010 Wilkes Ave., Lindenwoods
Year Built: 2006
Style: townhome-style condominium
Size: 1,264 sq. ft. with finished basement
Contact: Jeff or Colette Brown, Sutton Group-Kilkenny Real Estate, 204-475-9130