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Renovated Eastside cottage combines historic details and modern upgrades for under $330,000

Renovated Eastside cottage combines historic details & modern upgrades

1 On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
Welcome to 5226 Mulford St. in historic Eastwood. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The original mock fireplace with sconces above anchors the formal living room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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An arched doorway, one of several in the house, sends an invitation to join everyone in the formal dining room.  Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
The formal dining room is spacious enough for large-scale furniture pieces. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
The gourmet kitchen is an attractive and a thoughtful remodel. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
Behind the frosted glass doors is the custom-built pantry. The den is just beyond through the arched doorways. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
The comfortable den with walls of French doors and dual ceiling fans. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
The master bedroom is light and bright. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
The lavishly appointed bath and dressing area are just steps away via French doors. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
The wow factor goes up with sleek cabinetry, dual vessel sinks and designer hardware in the master bath. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
A 5-by-7 foot mosaic glass tile shower comes complete with body sprays and rain shower. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
The walk-in closet located off the master bath. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
The secondary bedroom. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
The secondary bedroom opens to a bright sunroom with a wall of built-ins. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
Highlights in the guest bath include an antique vanity with vessel sink, beadboard walls and antique footed tub. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
1 On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
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On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015
On the Market 5226 Mulford St. March 2015

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A doll of a 1930 cottage in historic Eastwood hits the market for $329,900 as a lovingly renovated cutie with attention on every detail, including smart upgrades such as a luxurious spa retreat in the master suite and a gourmet kitchen.

Walk through
Located at 5226 Mulford St. in the Lawndale subdivision, the quaint bungalow is framed by beautiful landscaping in front and a mature shade tree. Step inside to the formal living room anchored by the original mock fireplace with sconces above. Hardwood floors, crown molding and lots of windows for natural light continue throughout the home.

An arched doorway, one of several in the house, adds architectural interest and serves as an invitation to the formal dining room, which is spacious enough for large-scale furniture pieces. An antique chandelier hangs in the center of the room.

The gourmet kitchen, an attractive remodel in keeping with the character of the home, has custom cherry cabinets, top-of-the-line appliances, plenty of granite counter space for prepping and a custom-built pantry behind frosted glass doors. A window seat basks in natural light, and the room is ready for an island or bistro dining set. Two arched doorways lead to the comfortable den with walls of French doors and dual ceiling fans.

The large master suite is truly a retreat, with the lavishly appointed bath and dressing area just steps away via French doors. Here, the wow factor goes up with sleek cabinetry, dual vessel sinks and designer hardware. A 5-by-7 foot mosaic glass tile shower comes with body sprays and rain shower head for a spa treatment everyday at home. Just off the bath is a walk-in closet and dressing area with numerous custom built-ins.

A secondary bedroom is also light and airy and opens to a bright sunroom with a wall of built-ins. The guest bath features an antique vanity with vessel sink, beadboard walls and antique footed tub.

Step outside
From the den, owners can enjoy the private side yard with deck and lush back yard. The green oasis is filled with benches and bird baths. An urban garden with Mexican river rocks, herbs and flowers adds to the outdoor appeal. The lot size is 5,400 square feet.

Square footage: 2,018

Asking price: $329,900

Listing agent: Robert Searcy, Robert Searcy Properties