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805 Alston
Magnificently done!

Magnificently done!  Take a step back in time in the fully renovated 1899 home.  From the beauty of its leaded cut glass windows and the restored hardwood floors.  This home features 3 floors of finished living space; each floor having 1500 sq. ft. of room.

The basement was remodeled in 2006.  A large bedroom with walk in closet and another nice size bedroom (great for guest).  The bathroom/laundry room combination is  of ample size with lots of ceramic tile work and a glass block wall to separate the two.  There is also a store room.  All the rooms in the basement have large windows.  There is an entrance/exit to the outside.

The main floor features a large entryway with its restored open staircase, original light fixture, porcelain tiled floor, leaded cut glass windows, a  bench/storage seat and the original glass front door and decorative screen door leading out onto the covered front porch. 

The formal dining room has a beautifully restored hardwood floor, patterned in oak and pine wood.  An antique light fixture is sure to get your attention.  The room now has a bay window for extra sun light.

Wow, what a kitchen!  It has custom made oak cabinets which feature wanes coating fronts with replica antique black/gold drawer pulls and antique replica black glass pull knobs.  The cabinets are richly stained in a medium walnut and a touch of mahogany to give them the aged look.  The  countertop is a dark charcoal Corian, holding an antique porcelain kitchen sink.  The ceiling has been covered with antique replica tin molding trim pattern style paper with the decorative antique style seven inch slated wall ceiling molding trim.  Two cedar beams run through the ceiling; great for hanging antiques and baskets!  The kitchen features a patterned oak hardwood floor with dark charcoal ceramic tile in front of the sliding doors that lead to the back deck.  
 Appliances are the kitchen's main attraction.  All are stainless steel.  The dishwasher is a GE Profile, the refrigerator is an Artica side-by-side, a GE Advantium Convection Range/Microwave and last but not least, the commercial Viking range with its four gas burners and a griddle in the middle.  It is truly a wonderful piece of cooking equipment.

In the formal living room the floor has a patterned oak/pine hardwood as well.  It has a large bay window and it has one of the home's original light fixtures that is still beautifully intact.  So easy to arrange your furniture in this size room.  There is a main sitting room that is complemented with a bronze front fireplace.  It has original pale yellow brick tile encased around it and a lovely two tiered, beveled mirrored mantel with side pillars.  The sitting room also has one of the homes original and most unique light fixtures and again oak/pine patterned hardwood flooring.  The doorway to the back stairs (going up) is in the room.  There is also a back sitting room that works well for a cozy little reading room.

The main floor bathroom is just off the back sitting room.  The walls are encased in cedar halfway up and capped off with a chair rail.

It has an enclosed back porch.  New windows and doors installed (2006).  

Upstairs you will find a total of five bedrooms.  One room having a full, private bath and one with a half private bath.  There is also a full shared bath and a laundry room.  The bathrooms have ceramic tiled floors, antique clawed or skirted tubs with shower kits.  The bedrooms all have wide plank wood floors.  All the rooms have ceiling fans.  The blue room is decorated in a French blue and cream.  This room has a full private bath.  Next is a crimson and cream quaint little room with its own half bath.  Then on to an Americana decor.  It is truly a pleasant room to decorate with all your red, white and blue.  Two front rustic rooms which can be open to each other creating one big room or they can be closed off to create two separate rooms  These two rooms feature barn board walls for a rustic look.  Another idea is to use the larger room for the master bedroom and the other side for a dressing room.  Several options on this room.

The attic is also 1500 sq. ft. of possibilities.  The unfinished area with its wide open space would make an awesome loft bedroom.  During the renovation  pluming was ran to the attic for the possibility of a future bathroom.

Renovation of the home included all new wiring, all new water and sewer lines were put in, duct work for heating and cooling was installed.  The hardwood floors were refinished.  The original woodwork on the main floor was not stripped off; it was repaired where needed and stained to match in.  Then a high gloss varnish was applied to all the woodwork to ring back the original dark wood beauty.  Three original SOLID BRASS antique light fixtures were refurbished.  First all of them rewired, then all of them cleaned, polished and a protective clear coat applied.  Several other antique light fixtures were added to the home.  They all have new wiring as well.  These fixtures are definitely unique and add a great deal of architectural beauty to the home.  Two large bay windows:  one in the living room and one in the dining room were put in new.  A set of Peachtree brand sliding doors were put in the kitchen and a new screen /storm door set were put in to the back basement door entrance/exit.  It has an 80 gal. gas water heater that is less then 5 yrs old.  The home is cooled by two 5 ton Tempstar units that are approx. 5 yrs. old.  Main floor heating, HE unit (2008), upper floor heating, HE unit (2009).   It was roofed in 2008, new gutter and gutter guard (2009) (gutter guard was 2K,front porch new metal ceiling (2010), 3,500 sq. ft. of pavement (2008/2009) patios and walkways, fence (2009), deck(2010), sod in whole yard (2009), stone walls (2008) 200 ton, full under ground sprinkler system (2009) run off a hand dug well, gutters down spouts go into the well underground, new well pump (2009), pumped 30 gal. per min. for an hour and never went dry.

A 2 story, 3 car garage was added in 2008.  2x6 walls complete blown in insulation (main floor) and 2x4 complete blown in insulation (2nd floor), extra steel beams (was not needed) and 6" concrete.  The main floor has plumbing for a 1/2 bath and the upstairs would make a wonderful apartment.  It already has a full bath.  Separate entrance and a side parking spot for renter.  400 amp box in garage(2008).  Meter is on garage underground to house.  

Call for an appointment to walk through this elegant property.  It is a pleasure for me to show you and a pleasure for you to view. 

 


610 Broadway | Marysville, KS   66508
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