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
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
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.