Honey, Stop the Buggy
Sold: $135,000 | Listed: $129,900
Beulah | Sold
3 Bed | 1 Bath | 1,387 SqFt
Why We Love It
1. Unmistakable Character. A large front porch, hardwood floors, high profile trim, large windows, built-in storage, and more. Built in 1911, this home is from an era when craftsmen took a deep pride in their trade and it stills shines through more than 100 years later. Newer homes go to great lengths trying to recreate the worn look of of homes like this because they know people love the idea of the story behind each mark. Fortunately for you, the story behind these tiny imperfections aren't the work of fiction... and now you can add your mark to this epic.
2. Location. The Beulah subdivision in Grove City's Town Center is an exciting place to be right now. Newly completed construction just around the corner include a beautiful new library and the Broadway Crossing apartments. Local merchants, restaurants, and bars within walking distance include Old World New Home, Lilly's Kitchen Table, and Grove City Brewing Company. Future development includes the massive redevelopment of the Beulah Park, Ohio's first thoroughbred race track, into residential and park space.
3. Updates. The home might be over 100 years old... but that doesn't mean everything in the home is old. In the past five years, updates have been made to: furnace, hot water tank, sump pump, garage roof, carpet, some bedroom and closet remodeling, work on the porches, new gutters, kitchen counter and back splash, side door, and garage door. The previous owners had a basement water proofing system installed and it now includes a sump pump, backup sump pump, and a battery backup sump pump.
What You Need To Know
This home has character, cool factor, and a central Grove City location.
The home sits fairly close to the sidewalk so you can sit on your large covered porch and chat with neighbors as they walk. When you come for your showing, take a moment to sit and enjoy this outdoor space.
First Floor: After relaxing on the porch, you can step into the living room. This is a large space with lots of windows, beautiful floors, high profile trim, and a gorgeous staircase. These homeowners even arranged the furniture to create a separate workspace area.
Before you continue into the dining room, be sure to pause at the unique columns with glass doors concealing their internal storage. I love details like that.
The dining room is large enough for your big table and a hutch or flexible enough to be used as another living space if you prefer.
The dining room then flows into the kitchen. As is typical of the period, the kitchen isn't the largest of spaces but our homeowners have made the best of the space and just recently installed a new counter top and back splash.
Since cabinet space is at a premium in these older kitchens, it's not uncommon to add a mobile dishwasher instead of removing storage to install a permanent one. That's what the owners did and it helped create a little more counter space too. The large walk-in pantry was the perfect spot to tuck the refrigerator so it doesn't have to eat up a bunch of space in the kitchen.
The home's full bathroom is located on the first floor and it's quite charming. Black and white tile floors, white trim and wainscoting, white fixtures, and a modern blue paint scheme perfectly combine the old and the new.
Second Floor: Head up that gorgeous staircase to find the home's three bedrooms. A combination of dark stained trim and white trim add to the character of this level.
The front bedroom has three large windows, the middle bedroom received a bit of a recent renovation, and the back bedroom has a closet that you'll love. You might notice the window air conditioner in the back bedroom... but don't worry the home does have central air (that's what those white tubes are on the first floor). Our homeowner told us that he just prefers arctic temperatures when he sleeps [I couldn't argue that thinking].
Basement: When we said this home was built in 1911, I bet a lot of you immediately wondered about the basement. I get it... that's a natural reaction. But one look at this basement and you can tell that extensive work has been done here and that these homeowners get plenty of use out of it.
Exterior: It seems like everyone wants a big backyard nowadays but nobody can find one. Well... you get one here. Step out from your rebuilt, screened-in back porch and take a look at your lot.
You'll see your one car garage off to the side - which you can use for your vehicle or as an outdoor shelter area. Put in a garden, build a deck, or play a game of pickup football back here... you definitely have the space.
Location: You're literally a few minutes walk away from the intersection of Park Street and Broadway, the heart of the Grove City Town Center [and the location of Plank's!]. You're also a straight shot to the freeway and can be in downtown Columbus in just 10-20 minutes depending on traffic.
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Home has central air... our Seller said he likes arctic temperatures when he sleeps.
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