Photograph courtesy Chris Farr-The First Showing, Inc.
Tear-downs in Montgomery got a bad name a few years ago when developers demolished 1960s and ’70s ranches by the dozens and replaced them with oversized McMansions. Lately, though, some area homebuilders have worked harder to make new homes fit in with downtown Montgomery’s historic feel. This Remington Road listing is a prime example.
The John Hueber-designed home looks strikingly similar to some of the Sears kit homes from the early 1900s. Slate-like asphalt shingles, a stone-trimmed front porch, and a green clapboard and shake exterior all add to the effect.
The home’s modest street presence is deceiving; the structure is a whopping 106 feet deep, which allows ample space for modern amenities galore, says listing agent Julia Wesselkamper. The spacious great room sports custom built-ins; glamorous baths hold walk-in showers; and the second-floor laundry room comes with a built-in wine cooler (which could actually make doing laundry fun).
There’s a sizable in-law suite with its own entrance, plus a kitchenette, sitting room, laundry room, bedroom, and full bath. In addition to the sunny master suite and three bedrooms on the second floor, there’s another bedroom and full bath in the finished basement that could easily appeal to a teen or college grad.
One bay of the three car garage currently serves as a music studio-slash-man cave, but the home’s biggest appeal may lie in the fact that it backs up to downtown Montgomery. That puts it within a short two-minute walk to restaurants, shops, and retail. Even better? Though there are some private green spaces, there’s minimal grass to mow. Which means less time spent on lawn maintenance and more time for spur-of-the-moment treks to your favorite eatery or watering hole.