5202 Barton Rd $399,900 $329,900

Location, location, location! Home with character!

Amazing architectural gem designed and built by local award winning architect for his own family in 1964. The original cedar shake siding and unique architecture makes it distinctive. This home has been occupied by only the original family.

Location: Set on a 1/3 plus lot with fenced yard and mature trees in a sought after family and pet-friendly neighborhood. The house sits on a tree-lined street that is across the intersection from the Ridgewood pool. Private and public schools and churches are nearby. It is in a prime location that is an easy commute to downtown, campus, hospitals or the capitol square. The Southwest Commuter path is close by.

Layout: As you enter into the foyer with original slate floor, to your right is the magnificent huge unique brick floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace that is the anchor of the spacious living room. Note the new hardwood floor and windows. To your left is the family room, convenient to all activities. Again notice the new hardwood floor and windows. New easy access stairs have been added to the lower level. In front of you is the dining area with a completely rebuilt wall of windows that extends into the living room.

A few steps away from the family room is the eat-in kitchen with new cooktop, double wall oven, dishwasher and stainless island range hood, with a built in wine rack plus new granite countertops with breakfast bar and undermount sink. The new tile floor extends to the formal dining area. These are just some of the updates that were done.

The lower level has new vinyl plank flooring in all bedrooms and the hallway. Both master baths have new vinyl tile floors. The newer generous master suite has a gas fireplace to enjoy on winter nights, and has a private dressing room and bathroom with walk in shower. Included is a walk out to the large, fully fenced back yard. There is also the original master suite with its own private bathroom. The third bedroom has a full bathroom available just across the hallway. The utility room with laundry was completely remodeled with new water softener, sink, tile floor and walls, new drop ceiling and paint.

Some new windows and some new mechanicals add to the comfort of the house. Some landscaping has been done.

Vintage Features: the unique architecture retains its vintage charm while the interior has been updated for modern amenities. Some of the vintage features are original vintage lighting, tile floors in the main floor half bath and lower full bathroom, original paneling updated with paint. The half bath, original master bath and full bathroom all are vintage. The home is heated with a hot water system. There is no central air conditioning. The two masters have individual AC units. The main floor could be air conditioned by installing a ductless mini-split system.

The semi-detached 2 car garage has EXTRA STORAGE.

There are too many new features to mention here. Character galore! A special house for special buyers. If you love the charm and character of vintage this house is a “must see“!

Ready for a new owner - move in ready.  Make an offer!

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Important dates:

2005 – boiler

2017 – refrigerator

2018 – water heater

2019 – double wall oven, dishwasher, cooktop, range hood, granite countertop, undermount sink, water softener, 11 windows


removed badly deteriorated deck

removed all old carpet

main level:

renovated kitchen: removed soffits, added granite countertop with breakfast bar and undermount sink, new tile floor and backsplash

living room: new oak floor and front windows

family room: new oak floor and windows

dining room: new tile floor

cleaned/repaired the original tile floor in the half bath

replaced old spiral stairs with new code stairway

rebuilt the entire dining/living room back wall, removed door to deck and replaced 6 windows. Should you want to build a new deck, the door header is still in place. The door was located between the windows and the common wall between the dining room and kitchen.

new paint throughout

lower level:

new vinyl plank flooring in bedrooms and hallway

new vinyl tile flooring in both master baths

completely renovated utility room with new tile floor, new walls, updated laundry

new storage area under the stairs

new paint throughout


Painted trim and ceilings by doors

removed 2 large trees to prevent damage to the structure

11 footings in back yard for any desired addition (marked by flags where not above ground)

Interior Amenities
Exterior Amenities

Beds: 3
Baths: 3.50
Ft2: 2,342
Living Room: 16x27
Lot Size: 16,548.00
Dining Room: 13x10
Latest Property Assessment: 300000
Kitchen: 18x13
Family Room: 16x13
Bedroom 2: 13x10
Bedroom 3: 10x9
Approx. Miles and Direction from the Capitol Square: 6 miles west
Neighborhood: Orchard Ridge
Year Built: 1964
Zoning: Residential
School District: Madison Metropolitan
Style: Mid-century
Latest Taxes Paid: 5,539.91
Master Bedroom: 20x11
5202 Barton Rd
Madison, Wisconsin 53711

Neighborhood: West Madison
County: Dane
Sale Type: For Sale
MLS Reference #: 1870508
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