Feb. 17, 2010

With a clear view of Historic Indian Mound right outside the front door and the Cliff Drive state scenic byway as a recreational backdrop, this week’s feature home is a perfect getaway without leaving the house.

Mike and Debbie Forrest of Forrest Financial Services grew up a stone’s throw from this house and know its storied history almost from the day it was built.

“I grew up right next door,” Mike said, pointing to the home directly to the west. “This will make someone a really nice place to call home.”

The house at 6111 Gladstone Blvd. features new hardwoods, new carpet, a kitchen makeover and a complete bath makeover. There are two bedrooms on the main level of the house, as well as a full bath and a sunroom on the south side of the house exiting to a deck over the back yard and garage. The second floor has two bedrooms and a small half-bath nestled between the two. Closet space upstairs is expansive, too.

This home has secure vehicle storage in the basement garage. Mike Forrest adds that everyone on the block paid for the private alley behind the house to be built about 40 years ago. Electrical service has been upgraded to 100-amps and most of the plumbing in the house has been replaced with new, high quality copper. The home has been listed at $74,900.

Call Mike or Debbie Forrest today if you’re interested in upgrading from the rental market or settling into a new home for your growing family. They can be reached at (816) 407-7997 or via e-mail at therealdeal@sbcglobal.net. They’d be happy to walk you through this lovely park-side postwar home.

– Michael Bushnell