COVID-19 continues To get through the summer, outdoor recreation remains popular as a safer alternative to narrow, crowded venues. So it’s not surprising that Indy’s oldest park, Garfield Park, has a lot of foot traffic from fresh air lovers. Before COVID, it was already established as a popular place. Homes that face the park are hot properties that are often sold through private sales without ever coming onto the market.
Built in 1900 and completely renovated, this cheery 300 square foot home overlooks the lush greenery of the park and is just steps away from everything it has to offer. For the homeowner and his brother, Garfield Park has long been a source of happy memories – they have played, sledged and enjoyed the park since the 1950s, just as their father did before them. Their love for the neighborhood shows in their commitment to revitalizing it over the years as this is the fourth home they have brought back to life. You won’t find any cut corners or signs of a quick flip here. The renovation took two years – topicality intended due to the emphasis on material quality and attention to detail.
With the help of a neutral color palette and classic oak floors, the rooms are bathed in daylight. Four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms complete the space, though the master on the third floor definitely steals the show. The balcony overlooking the park offers one of the quietest views in town. A three-car garage and large, enclosed yard serve as additional (and often infrequent) perks for a downtown address.
Whether you want to spend the day admiring the sunken gardens, working on your tennis game, getting lost in the tropical wonderland of the winter garden, or supporting the Garfield Shakespeare Company (after COVID), there are different options for every mood. The popular Garfield Brewery will quench your thirst for a day of exploring the outdoors. With so many options right on your doorstep, you may never want to leave the neighborhood.
Do you want to buy it?
address: 945 E Southern Ave.
price: $ 450,000
agent: Joe Everhart, Everhart Studio, (317) 916-1052
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