A move-in ready home on the White Rock bike trail makes the most of its small footprint with smart renovations that include two show-stopping bathrooms. And how about that price: $269,000.
Located at 6464 Fisher Rd., the two-bedroom cottage feels more spacious than its 1,124 square feet. Owner and listing agent April McGowan of Keller Williams took the house down to the studs and reimagined the interior as a bright, open space. For example, the kitchen and living room — which was once assaulted by wood paneling — combine to form a great room, which is how modern families like to live.
The fully refreshed kitchen is practical yet elegant, with dark cabinetry, light granite counters, stainless steel appliances, gas cooktop and oven, and white tile backsplash. An island does double duty as a breakfast bar. Hardwood floors run throughout the house, except in the bathrooms.
Those bathrooms may have been McGowan’s smartest updates: She tore apart the original bathroom and added a second, using precious square footage from a formal dining area. And they’re both luxe. One has a frameless shower with soaker tub surrounded by Carrera marble; the other has floor-to-ceiling, oversized tile with a pretty mosaic detail. The bathrooms are what will sell this house.
The bedrooms are tidy and well-staged, and the master now has that all-important walk-in closet, which this house didn’t have when it was built in 1952.
Because of its small size, this house naturally will have lower energy bills than larger builds. But McGowan took that a step further, installing low-E windows, new insulation, new electrical and a tankless water heater to make monthly bills feel like pocket change.
On the exterior, McGowan tore out the old iron porch railings and replaced them with cedar pillars. New garden beds and a small water feature add to the curb appeal, as does the gray-blue paint and fresh wood siding.
The backyard is a bit torn up because McGowan installed a sprinkler system recently, and the grass hasn’t quite grown back. (However, with all this rain, it’s sure to recover quickly.) The home has a one-car garage, typical of this era, and a covered patio.
Oh, and did I mention it is zoned for the coveted Lakewood Elementary? This new listing is sure to go fast.
A version of this story originally was published on Candy’s Dirt.