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An extensively updated and immaculately maintained little treasure in the desirable Boulevard Oaks neighborhood has come on the market with a price tag of $950,000.
The 1938 two-story gem continues to shine at 2128 Bartlett St. as a three-bedroom, fully gated residence. Owners enter to the formal living room anchored by a fireplace and showcasing hardwood floors. The formal dining room rests just off the living room through an arched opening and includes a large bay window with cushioned seating. A second bedroom is located on the first floor, serving now as office space. A powder room is tucked under the stairs.
From the dining room or past the stairs from the entry, owners find the kitchen with gourmet island and cozy den, all planned around an open-floor design. Modern stainless steel appliances are at hand for the chef of the house. Three sets of double French doors line one wall and allow natural light to flow inside and access to the backyard. Another fireplace in the den warms the space on chilly days and nights.
A secondary bedroom is located on the first floor with access to a full bath. Upstairs, the master suite offers a vaulted ceiling in the bedroom and oversized closet. The master bath features marble countertops, soaking tub and frameless corner shower.
Owners access the back yard via the French doors in the den, taking them to the rear outdoor patio with seating, gardens and manicured landscaping. The original garage is converted to a detached playroom and can be used for other purposes, as well.
Square footage: 2,433
Asking price: $950,000