This sleek, modern home looks like a new build—you’d never guess it was built in Madisonville in 1885. Near Oakley and close to major highways, home buyers have their eyes on this neighborhood. “The whole house was gutted and transformed,” says listing agent Rachel Light. “The house was built in 1885 [and] has a lot of character with 11-foot ceilings and tall windows throughout.” Formerly a musty blue, the facade got a makeover too, with fresh white siding and contrasting black details like the front door and the railing on the porch.
Though the front porch is small, it’s spacious enough for a couple chairs or plants to decorate the entrance. Inside, there are light wood-look laminate floors throughout the first floor—a trend that is starting to gain traction here in the Midwest. The floor plan is open between the living room and kitchen with ample space in both, plus room for a dining table in the middle. White walls in each first-floor room create a cohesive design. In the kitchen, a granite eat-in island seats four with the sink in the center. White cabinets have black hardware to match the pendant lights and stainless appliances elevate the space. The mud room-slash-laundry room has a door that leads out back and off of this space, where there’s a room that could be an office space, another living space, or small bedroom.
Upstairs, each room has its own design elements. One bathroom has a navy vanity, brushed gold hardware, and hexagon-shaped floor tile. High ceilings on the second floor give it an open feel. The master bedroom boasts three windows that illuminate the space with natural light and a large walk-in closet with shelves. In the other full bath, design details continue with a patterned hex tile that matches the shower niche, black vanity, black hardware, and a glass-enclosed shower stall. The rest of the bedrooms are similar to the master—carpet, several windows, and ceiling fans.
On the lower level the basement isn’t finished, but there’s potential to make it an entertaining area, play room, in-home gym, or guest space. Out back, the yard is partially fenced in and two separate slabs of concrete offer room for furniture and a grill and the other for parking. Between the two spaces, there’s a grassy area where kids could play, dogs could run, or you could plant a garden. Whatever your plans, theis turn-key home leaves room to grow!