Friday, July 23, 2010

Swingin' Summer Listings - lots of opportunity here!

Oh, Mod Babies -- strap in and get ready. There are a LOT of beautiful options on the market right now. Many are (ahem) "upper bracket." But, think about it. If you had one of these places, you'd never want to leave, right? So no need for that car, or much clothing, or many grocery trips. I'm thinking the budget is definitely tweakable.

Let's start with some super-affordable pads in unexpected places . . .

In South Roebuck adjacent to historic Roebuck Springs, with Ruffner Mountain Park in your side yard, and for only $136K. I lived in Roebuck Springs for 6 years and have never had better neighbors. There are no interior photos, but I'm betting it's pretty swank.
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http://tinyurl.com/305ChestnutSt


This one is in Skyview Estates, and this whole Bessemer neighborhood is pretty cool. A 5/4 for $179,900? Please.
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http://tinyurl.com/600Somerset


Crestwood. Time capsule. $169,900. Get crackin'.
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http://tinyurl.com/1424Ferncliff


Homewood, in that little hip patch just off Valley Avenue. No, it's not Edgewood. But it is still Homewood. And it is $219,900.
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http://tinyurl.com/1616Beckham


A lake house! (Logan Martin Lake, Talladega address). Under $300K
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http://tinyurl.com/902-Ridgeway-Circle


OK. This one is special. It appears that some flippers got hold of it and removed what could have been cool original fixtures, but there is a lot left of the original vibe. $328K in Homewood, huge private lot. Make them an offer, buy it and do it right.
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http://tinyurl.com/1628-Dobbs-Lane


I've featured this one before, but there has been a price reduction to $559K. Mt. Brook, original features intact. You'll love it.
3225 Springhill Road 35223
http://tinyurl.com/3325-Springhill-Road


In the Altadena area, unincorporated JeffCo, $749K, 5 acres, "lot value" price. But check out the aerial photos and see if you don't think there is something interesting there. And also a big greenhouse, or pool house, or something. Anyway, if you go look at it, post back and let me know what's there!
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http://tinyurl.com/2685-Altadena-Road


Mountain Brook again. A big, well-kept place with interesting built-ins and original features. $649,900.
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http://tinyurl.com/49-Ridge-Drive


Mid-century, no. But Modern? Heck, yes! This may not seem special to those of you in areas where there is a lot of recent modern architecture, but this is a big deal for us here in the 'ham. It's nestled in the Diaper Row/English Village area. $799,900. But the bragging rights are priceless.
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http://tinyurl.com/2211-South-20th-Avenue

Go forth and move!

4 comments:

  1. Fantastic to find this link as I'm a resident of Magic City and a mid-century lover and collector. I'm currently trying to find a home so this is great inspiration!

    Do you know if there are any Lustron homes in the area? I thought there were a few in Mountain Brook...

    Christie

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  2. Christie -

    There are a couple of Lustron houses on Cahaba Road. They are on the west side, just north of the Zoo before the tight curve. But I think they might be rentals. I hope you find your dream home! Do join our Facebook group, too. That way I can keep you informed of any MCM happenings.

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  3. So excited to find your blog! I'm fairly new to the world of MCM, but I'm in love with it already. :)

    There's a new listing for a MCM home in Homewood over on Beckham Drive...

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