Imagine you're browsing the real estate market and plan to drop around, oh, $1,490,000 on a place. You've narrowed it down to two houses Uptown and both are spacious and within walking distance to Audubon Park. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: you shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch.
After hitting the market in March with a $1,550,000 price tag, this newly constructed home on Audubon Street was price chopped by $60,000 just last week, bringing the ask down to $1,490,000. Perks include an open "gourmet kitchen" plus a butler's pantry, two balconies, and why not, an outdoor bathroom.
Square footage: 3,915
Listing: 2817 Audubon St. [Keller Williams]
This Hurst Street home was designed by architect H. Jordan MacKenzie, who worked under the beloved big shot Thomas Sully when he moved to town in the early 1900s. There's a new roof, a new paint job, envy-inducing porch space, and a renovation took place in 2013. The ask: $1,485,000.
Square footage: 4,486
Listing: 5829 Hurst St. [Gardner Realtors]