Posted: 11 Sep 2012 05:00 AM PDT
Parkside Find in University Park
21 Whitewood Way, $525,000 Sale Pending
This home is a surprise on many levels. The minute you approach the home you know a gardener lives here. Thriving plants line the walkway, and accent the inside/outside garden spots throughout the home. This is topped off with the lush greenbelt that is just over the wall from the back patio. I am sure the owners chose this single family home with this location in mind. As you step out the back gate, the park is yours to enjoy.
New to the market, this home is now listed as “sale pending, with backup offers accepted.” When I attended the open house, there were a lot of lookers and I thought the property might move quickly.
As you enter the home, overhead a sparkling chandelier shines down on polished wood floors that lead you to the rest of the home. There soaring ceilings, a towering fireplace and clerestory windows move this house beyond the ordinary.
You can sense the owner’s pride and enjoyment of their home. In the living room, the wood is carefully stacked in a fireplace niche, ready for a winter evening. On the patio, all is ready for a relaxing barbeque.
This three bedroom, one and three quarter bath home makes the most of its 1,493 square feet, utilizing space to the best advantage. The inside/outside views, immaculate condition and natural light make it seem larger than it is.
I could see a family happily navigating through daily tasks and special weekend events using this home as their base. The home is well planned and ready to handle a family’s busy schedule.
Off of the main hall there is a special little garden room that can be reached from one of the bedrooms too. The remodeled kitchen is compact and efficient with granite counters and a greenhouse window. A nice sized, light filled dining room sits between the kitchen and the living room, off of the main hall. There are double vanities and skylights in the bathrooms and the living room fireplace is set up for gas or wood.
Considerations and Comparisons: Very new to the market, a sale pending is now listed for the property. The smart use of space, and desirable location on the greenbelt in a top flight community has made this a winner. The immaculate condition and landscaping add points too. The mural wallpapers in the bedrooms could be updated, and the atrium off of the bedroom could be filled with more low light plants and a fountain for an even more dramatic inside garden room.
Nearby homes recently sold and new listings: 27 Meadowsweet Way sold for $520,000; and 57 Alder sold for $525,000. 32 Mayapple Way is currently listed at $550,000 and 10 Senisa is listed at $599,000.
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