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Property Description

You will absolutely fall in love with this majestic South of Grand home that will make you say WOW at every turn. Tucked behind a pair of towering pines and sitting high above the street, this fully modernized 1913-built home presents the perfect opportunity for a young family looking for space to grow. In the last 65+ years this house has been a home for only two families.

Sitting between Foster Drive and 42nd Street, Glenview Drive is a quiet street full of great neighbors and a growing number of young families with children. The large front porch has hosted many neighborhood gatherings and is a perfect place to survey the front yard with a variety of mature shade trees, large perennial gardens and tons of hosta. When you step inside the front door you'll discover an expansive living room with fabulous hardwood floors and woodwork, a gas fireplace and large windows to bathe the space in natural sunlight. The living room is open to a formal dining room, a wonderful home office, a spacious family room and it all connects to a fabulously renovated eat-in kitchen. The dining room is just what you need for those larger family events around the holidays. The adjacent kitchen is spectacular with a tile floor, new quartz countertops, a perfectly matched tiled backsplash and a convenient peninsula-style breakfast bar. The casual dining area has more than enough space to serve family and friends. The spacious family room is more than large enough to enjoy with your family, or your entire family reunion. Next you'll discover the perfect escape in the form of a charming screened porch just off the family room. It exits to the park-like backyard with abundant perennial gardens and a patio that's great for grilling and outdoor entertaining. The yard is enclosed with a black chain link fence for the safety of your family pooch and there's an oversized, detached 2-car garage with a large 2nd floor storage space.

Back inside, on the main floor you'll also appreciate the large home office with lots of windows and adjoining half bath. When you ascend the marvelous oak staircase to the upper level you'll find three bedrooms plus an oversized master suite. There are two full baths on the second floor and one of the bedrooms includes an exit to a 2nd story deck. The second floor is completely carpeted but that brand-new carpet is hiding pristine hardwood floors. There's also a third floor attic space that has served as both a fifth bedroom, a children's playroom and a home office.

The lower level features the laundry facilities, a workout room and plenty of storage. The home also features a very unique, and historic, plumbing fixture.

The home is unbeatably convenient to downtown Des Moines, the Ingersoll shopping and dining corridor, and it's in the Greenwood Elementary, Callanan Middle and Roosevelt High school districts. It is also walking distance from St. Augustin Church and School. It's very rare to have an opportunity to own an historic home in this area with so many upgrades. It's a MUST SEE! Call the homeowner directly to learn more and schedule a showing.

Property Details

Upper Beds5
Main Beds0
Lower Beds0
Total Beds5
Upper Baths20
Main Baths02
Lower Baths00
Total Baths22
Lot and Home Size
Lot Size:.455 Acres
Above Grade SF:2954
Lower Level Fin. SF:840
Total Finished SF:3794
School Info
Des Moines Community Schools
Elementary:Des Moines Community Schools
Middle:Des Moines Community Schools
High:Des Moines Community Schools
Utilities and Taxes
Cooling:Central Air
Water:City Water
Septic:City Sewer
Annual HOA Dues:N/A
Gross Taxes:$9,436
General Info
Property Type:Single Family
Year Built:1913
Garage Stalls:2
Exterior Finish:Wood Siding, Stucco
Foundation:Full Basement

Property Features

Upper Level Master BR, Lower Level Laundry, Formal Dining Room, Office/Study, Pantry, Breakfast Bar, Kitchen Appliances Stay, Fireplace, Bath off Master, Fenced Yard, Porch, Great View, Patio, Mature Trees, Professional Landscaping, Garden

Property Improvements

Kitchen Remodel - 2017