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This three-story townhome enjoys not only soaring ceilings, rooftop terrace with downtown views and location, location, location near the Museum District, but also comes complete with private front, side and back yards at $614,500.
Located at 1416 Southmore Blvd., the three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath residence created by FS Designs opens to 12-foot ceilings in the main living area on the second floor. With hardwood flooring underfoot, the open plan flows freely from the main gathering room with fireplace to the modern, modular kitchen in a bright red-and-white theme. A granite-topped island with pendant lighting allows for additional prep space and seating. The dining room is easily at hand for family meals and entertaining.
Teak provides weather-resistance flooring on the terrace, where owners and guests can take in sweeping daytime or nighttime views of the area and downtown.
The 48-inch-wide Jenn-Air refrigerator comes with the property, as does the wall-mounted 50-inch plasma TV in the living room. Floor-to-ceiling windows welcome plenty of natural light. A 17-foot-long balcony with teak flooring is just off the gathering room for outdoor enjoyment and views.
Owners may choose from two master bedrooms, one on the second floor and another on the third floor. A jetted tub is found in one master bath, along with separate showers, while the other features a luxury shower system with steam and rain options, multiple nozzles, music and mood lights. Both master suites enjoy 10-foot-tall ceilings, natural light via large windows, hardwood flooring and custom walk-in closets.
Owners access the rooftop terrace via an enclosed spiral staircase. Room is available for a elevator as an annex. Teak provides weather-resistance flooring on the terrace, where owners and guests can take in sweeping daytime or nighttime views of the area and downtown. French doors open to a private, fenced and landscaped back and side yards off the first-floor bedroom. The flooring inside is slate, as are the patios. The two-car garage is attached.
Square footage: 2,387
Asking price: $614,500