Pat Whyte
Restaino and Associates


1610 Yahara Place - Madison, WI


1610 Yahara Place - Madison, WI This classic bungalow is in such a desirable location and in such good condition that it will command a very high price. Buyers must be willing to pay for the lovely view of Lake Monona , the incredible sunrises, the low traffic street, the park which attracts all sort of healthy activities. Within walking distance of all the things one is interested in these days: Jenifer St. Market, Willy St. Co-op, Barrymore Theatre, Weary Traveler and the Harmony, and, of course, water activities.

Home appears smallish from the street, but feels spacious within: front faces south with huge windows in sunroom and living room, which one can see from the dining room. Well-appointed kitchen has numerous cupboards, large northeasterly window bumped out over sink, permits view of San Francisco-style (read postage stamp size!) yard with detached one car garage and attached glassed in porch with propane heater, which could lend itself to workshop or seasonal art studio.

Owner completely rebuilt any and all sagging structural elements when she bought this appealing but dilapidated home seventeen years ago, thus most mechanicals were replaced and remodeling was done in 1986: new ceilings in first floor, new bay window, new custom radiator covers with Travertine stone atop to absorb the heat from the radiator (cats love this feature!) , new second floor porch overlooking lake.

Handsome stairway leads to three nice bedrooms and a large bath with clawfoot tub , good closets and a pull-down ladder to attic storage. There is a whole house fan and good cross ventilation. Owner says the lake is her air conditioning, and I agree!

In the lower level is a three quarter bath, laundry, recreation room and ample storage. This area would be suitable for an additional bedroom with minor alterations. The water service was just replaced with a copper main, and the electric service is 100 amps. The owner removed the asbestos shingles from the front of the house, but they do remain on the other three sides, otherwise, listing agent feels this home will inspect very well.

All in all, this is a remarkable and highly desirable property. Seller and listing agent hope that all agents and buyers will appreciate the manner in which the home is on the market; no 'feeding frenzy' but plenty of time for a buyer to make an informed decision about whether this is the home they have always wanted.

Madison, Wisconsin
Price: $425,000
(608) 232-7738


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