This home and property are more than just a house. It sits on a 3/4-acre lot surrounded by pine trees and evergreens and is adjacent to a 1.5-acre permanent
nature preserve. The City of Madison prohibits building permits for this 1.5-acre lot because of ground instability caused by a former buyer who wanted to turn a quick buck.
The original property was approx. 2.25 acres owned by a well-to-do family who built the present house in 1946. Around the year 2010 the property was split into a 3/4-acre lot and a 1.5-acre lot.
The speculator bought the 1.5-acre property with the intention of building a new home, selling it, and turning a handsome profit. This property had a natural pond that
invited ice skating in winter and a watering/mating refuge for ducks and other wild woods critters in spring, summer, and fall. Unfortunately, the speculator installed a
pump to empty the natural pond and used land fill, not natural soil, to inflate the ground to sidewalk level. It was a bad idea.
Several lawsuits by unsuspecting buyers of the 1.5- acre lot ensued and from that time on the city has prohibited any home-building permits, including a real estate
company that proposed a condominium complex. It is expected that the city will eventually annex this property and leave it as is in its natural state.
Meanwhile, the original house, which is now for sale, underwent massive restoration projects (inside and outside) in the 5 years I've owned it since 2016. The upgrades
and renovations occurred only after the original assessed value was determined, which explains why the assessed value is much lower than the asking price. I have
documentation of all upgrades, restoration, landscaping, flooring, and new fixtures completed since I've owned this home.
In short, I planned to stay in this home forever. My friends and visitors describe it as a world unto its own. Every window in this house frames a view of private
wildernesses, variegated gardens, and stunning boulder landscaping. Five picture windows in the living room reflect a panoramic view of a nature preserve.
Then why, you may ask, am I selling this paradise? I'm 70 years old and can no longer manage this huge property. I've terrible environmental allergies and cannot stay outside for any length of time. Last, I can no longer tolerate the long winters and must move to a warm, dry state like Arizona.
It is not without great remorse & emotion that I let go of this awesome paradise.
Here are some of the features of this unique home:
Renovated Master Bedroom Suite next to a glassed-in sun porch
Secondary Bedrooms (2)
Downstairs Bedroom/rec room
Full bath (2 shower & 2 bathtubs)
3/4 Bath ( shower no bathtub)
Renovated gas fireplaces (3): master bedroom suite, living room, and downstairs rec/bedroom
Heated Four season Room w/ceiling fan
Glassed-in sun porch with two ceiling fans
Enclosed tool & garden shed
Basement washer & dryer
Basement food/kitchen pantry, refrigerator, new modern bathroom, and recreation room/bedroom
All new basement windows, state-of- the-art egress window
3/4-acre invisible fence surround
A side yard enclosure featuring hand-picked 2-ton boulders, a dry-rock waterfall dotted with perennials, buttressed by a boulder retaining
wall 7' above sidewalk level for complete privacy. Window views of the privacy yard include: the master bedroom window and sliding glass door
overlooking a sunporch, second & third bedroom windows, dining room windows, kitchen windows , and 5 tall breakfast nook windows.
The property flora includes:
Colorado Blue Spruce
Red Bud Tree
Douglas Fir tree
Japanese Maple Trees (2)
Blue Moon arborvitae (6)
Golden Arborvitae (4)
Green Arborvitae (4)
Decorative Perennial Grasses
Variegated Hosta, Astilbe, Bluebells
Daisies, Day Lillies Lilacs, Roses
Bleeding Hearts (White & Red)
Giant Pine Trees
The house square footage is approximately 2,400
Cable TV Dryer First Floor Bedroom First Floor FULL Bath Flooring - Hardwood
High Speed Internet Split Bedrooms Tub in at least one bathroom Washer Water Softener (Included)
Deck Electronic Pet Containment Roof - Architectural Shingles
Siding - Brick/Stone Siding - Wood
Cooling - Central Air Fuel - Natural Gas
Breakfast Bar Dishwasher Garbage Disposal Grill Top
Microwave Range/Oven Refrigerator/Freezer
Extra Paving Garage - 1 Car Attached
Opener(s) Included Paved Driveway
Poured Concrete Foundation