2130 Rusk Dr , Madison $379,000


Seller has spent approximately $475,000 on this property. The following statistics will amaze you!


  • Removed all asbestos siding in appropriate manner and disposed of according to DNR requirements
  • Replaced wood siding where necessary
  • Painted multi-colors appropriate to Victorian
  • Buried electric and telephone wires
  • Installed three separate meters: first and second unit plus common areas (which owner pays)
  • Rebuilt original front door
  • Huge oak tree shading decks in summer aerated/nurtured after construction to make sure tree not stressed
  • Motion detector lights installed at 3 car parking site


  • Installed copper water service and plastic waste lines
  • Foundation reinforced and floors leveled prior to remodel
  • Installed new furnaces, air conditioners and water heaters for both units
  • Wiring completely redone to code, separate meters for both units plus meter for common areas (landlord pays)
  • energy star appliances
  • high end energy efficient washer and dryer in basement
  • all new plumbing fixtures
  • all new hardware in both units
  • reinsulated walls and attic
  • Pella windows throughout- some with miniblinds inside
  • Nine foot ceilings in first floor unit, vaulted ceilings in 2nd floor


  • Kohler Sonata steam shower/whirlpool
  • Custom kitchen: cherry cabinets, lovely sinks, recessed lighting, Maytag Gemini double oven, gas stove top, darling south-facing dining nook
  • Charming skylight in kitchen, large skylight in great room
  • Balcony off master bedroom
  • New oak floors throughout
  • Good closets throughout
  • Decks at rear of both units

PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD: walk to oodles of wonderful restaurants, bars, convenience shops, the Barrymore. Across the street from Hawthorne Park. One block from bus stops, going to campus, near the bike trail I can't imagine a better quality of life!

PAT WHYTE, Restaino and Associates

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