Thursday, April 28, 2016

Des Moines Open House Tonight!

NWMLS #911094

First time on the market since original owner! 4BR, 2.5BA, 3010 sf on a 10,440 sf corner lot. Freshly updated, beautifully-maintained, spacious and cleaned for resale. 12' ceilings on the main floor. Read and relax on the private upper deck overlooking the large, forested backyard; enjoy family BBQs on the big lower deck. Two Sundowner retractable awnings add protection from the elements when entertaining on either deck. Newer gas furnace; water tank; 23 years remaining on roof guarantee. List price: $395,000.


If the walls of the residence at 25017 18th Ave. S could talk, their story-telling would begin with the epic ping pong battles that took place in the recreation room. Brother against brother, Father against son, uncle against nephew, and cousin against cousin. Great ping-pong players all with incredible rallies that ended with oohs and awes and laughter.

The dining room table played host to many Big Boggle family Tournaments over the years.

The high ceiling in the living room allowed for some beautiful 12' Christmas trees which was necessary to display all the ornaments. It was not uncommon for neighborhood kids to come over and check out the "Sprague" Christmas tree.

The man of the house was active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the VFW. The house hosted countless meetings of both organizations.

The flat driveway, one of only three in the neighborhood, meant that it was the official meeting place for the annual block party. A lot of food, kids, and getting to know new neighbors.

The lower deck was for family Bar-B-Qs. The small upper deck was for quiet reading facing the forested area bordering the the back yard.

The sewing room was a building unto itself so it seemed. The woman of the house was a professional seamstress and after she retired, taught sewing to many young moms and their daughters. It's been a great house, great home and great gathering place, now offered for a new buyer.

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