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In this age of build on every square inch and put in six townhomes where one house used to stand, it is beyond refreshing to find a recently-built (2012) cottage in Montrose that reflects the heritage, now challenged, of the charming neighborhood. Not only is the bungalow home at 1216 Bomar an energy saver, it boasts a large yard as it sits on a 5,000-square-foot lot. A free-standing two-car garage, something more familiar in the Heights than Montrose, is an added bonus.
What's inside: The ground floor open plan provides a feeling of spaciousness as the living room flows to the open kitchen and adjacent dining room. A study on the ground floor presents a number of possibilities, ranging from home office to library. The side porch that opens off of the living room is a charming note to the house design.
Three bedrooms, all with hardwood floors, occupy the second floor where the master features a large bath and its own private balcony. The two guest bedrooms share a bath. The third floor flex space, used as an exercise room by current owners, includes a closet and full bath thereby offering several possibilities.
The plantation shutters used on all windows are a special touch throughout the house.
Square footage: 3,100
Asking price: $879,900