- By Vickie Kapnas
523 N. Murray St., Springfield
Living, dining rooms offer entertainment spaces
Offering an elegant interior, this two-story home at 523 N. Murray St. is situated on three lots.
The property is listed by Link-Hellmuth for $81,500.
Special features of this three-lot property include arched doorways, a formal dining room, an open staircase, ceiling fan light fixtures, a formal entry foyer and an eat-in kitchen. In addition to three bedrooms, there is one full bathroom and one partial bathroom.
Surrounded by mature trees, this home offers plenty of space inside and out. The .24-acre lot measures 50 feet by 208 feet.
Exterior features include a two-car, attached garage, a rear deck and mature shade trees. The garage offers extra storage space as well as a workshop area.
The interior of the home boasts approximately 1,610 square feet of living space. The home has a partial, unfinished block basement and a vinyl exterior. The basement boasts glass-block windows.
Improvements to the property include a newer gas, forced-air heating system. There is also a central cooling system. The home was built in 1881.
The front door opens to an entry foyer. A wide doorway off the foyer opens to the formal living room, which provides ample space for entertaining as well as everyday family living. This living room features an open staircase with a white, wrought iron railing.
An oversized window in the living room looks out on the front lawn and floods the room with natural light. There are two additional windows on the far wall.
Adding to the entertaining space is a formal dining room. This room features ample space for a table as well as a chandelier light fixture.
The kitchen offers plenty of white, wood cabinetry. A wide arch detail frames an oversized window that is located over the kitchen sink. Other features of the kitchen include an L-shaped work area with plenty of counter space.
There is ample room in this kitchen for a large dining table. The range and refrigerator are included in the price of the home.
Children in the neighborhood attend school in the Springfield City school district.
Open House: Aug. 12, 2-3 p.m.
Directions: Sherman Ave. to N. Murray St.
Highlights: About 1,610 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 partial bathroom, .25 acres, partial basement, 2-car garage
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