Brand New Listing! Perfect University City Home That Should Go Fast

The listing for this new-to-market University City home for sale, built around 1925, is as brief as they get at the moment: “stunning light filled fully updated home in Sadie alexander catchment. updated windows, electric, a/c, insulation and parking!” Perhaps, though, that’s all that needs to be said given the photos, which reveal the beautiful windowpane facade characteristic of many of the homes in this area, as well as exquisite detail inside.


Let’s take a census, shall we, of what’s to love in each room:

Living room: hardwood floors, hearth, ceiling, stairway

Dining room: Windowpane doors, molding

Kitchen: Countertops, cabinets, floors

Bedroom 1: steps, doors, hardwood floors

Bedroom 2: doors to balcony, hardwood floors, unusual angles


Bedroom 3: hardwood floors, bay window

Bedroom 4: hardwood floors, ceiling design, ceiling fan, windows

Bathroom 1: clawfoot tub

Bathroom 2: subway tile walls, marble sink and accents, shower fixtures, wooden door

In 2003, the house sold for $220,000, then sold to the current owner in 2007 for $373,000. The current asking price of $499,999 shows that homes in this neighborhood consistently appreciate, if not in skyrocketing fashion like those in G-Ho. The steady presence of eds and meds guarantee a solid investment, especially in a house with covered parking and private backyard space.

Beds: 5 beds
Baths: 2.5
Square feet: 2,101
Built in: 1925
Price: $499,999

Listing: 540 S 45th Street [Redfin]