Welcome to the nationally registered and lovingly restored Lawnella Whitmore House. This home is a MUST SEE! Fabulous remodel/restoration in a terrific LOCATION! Beautiful & charming one-of-a-kind Colonial home built in 1937 in the heart of the ultra-exclusive Alvarado Historic District, the finest historic district East of Central Avenue! Developed and platted by Dwight Heard in 1908, Alvarado contains one of the largest concentrations of historic urban estate homes. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a unique piece of Phoenix history!The main home consists of 3 bedrooms/2.5 bathrooms and is constructed of frame, brick & siding with a fully restored front facade, based on an original 1937 photograph. Restoration was approved by the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office. New roof with composition shingles. New electrical, plumbing systems, gas lines, HVAC and multi-stage water filtration and softener. New tiled entry leads to grand staircase and living room with beautiful wood beamed ceilings and wood burning fireplace. Completely renovated kitchen with new appliances, quartz counter tops, custom painted cabinets, hardware, backsplash, and double ovens. Interior renovations include all new paint, wallpaper, restored original windows/doors, restored antique light fixtures and new window treatments. Bathrooms are all new and expanded. Current owners also built a fully permitted 2 bedroom/2 bath casita behind the garage, complete with living room, kitchen, outdoor wood burning fireplace, lovely courtyard with new stone fountain and outdoor shower. Great space for visitors/guests or huge income producing potential as Airbnb/Vrbo! As an added bonus, there is a separate 300 sq/ft structure, perfect for a home office or gym combination! This fantastic home sits on an oversized just under ½ acre private flood irrigated lot with new lush front and back yard landscaping with sprinkler systems, mature trees, new large upper and lower patios, new concrete, sparkling deep new salt water heated diving pool and new black wrought iron fencing. You will also love the front entrance off a cul-de-sac and historic renovated double car garage with plenty of parking for all of your entertaining needs. There is also a basement for storage or to convert it into a fabulous wine cellar. Don't miss out on an opportunity to live in this active and friendly neighborhood located within the Midtown Arts and Museum District, where you are only steps away from the Encanto light rail station, world renown museums, theatres, wine bars, coffee shops and more award-winning restaurants than you can ever imagine. Easy freeway access makes this neighborhood the perfect choice for superb urban living. However, be forewarned, this home is one of only 34 within this this exclusive Midtown Central Phoenix historic district, making it a rare opportunity to live in Alvarado. These homes rarely, if ever, come on the market, so don't miss out on an opportunity to move into this elegant enclave of Phoenix, today!
Listing courtesy of Monte Vista Realty. Selling Office: Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty.
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