Dunleath

Updated July 31, 2020

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513 Park Avenue
listing withdrawn January 30, 2020; relisted March 19, 2020
contract pending July 31, 2020

  • $350,000
  • 4 bedrooms, three bathrooms, 3,196 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $124
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed January 9, 2020
  • Last sale: $4,000, July 1983
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District

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721 5th Avenue
contract pending July 29, 2020

  • $349,900
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,581 square feet (per county records), 0.34 acre
  • Price/square foot: $136
  • Built in 1915
  • Listed July 27, 2020
  • Last sale: $225,000, November 2006
  • Note: Located across the street from Sternberger Park

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747 Park Avenue
contract pending June 2, 2020

  • $159,995
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2,519 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $62
  • Built around 1922 (per multiple sources) or possibly in 1940 (per county records); see note below
  • Listed May 31, 2020
  • Last sale: $120,000, May 2005
  • Note: County records date the house to 1940, but city directories show a residence on the property dating back to 1922 (a 1920 deed indicates there was no house on the lot).  The neighborhood’s National Register nomination dates the home as 1920-25. It accurately describes the house as a Craftsman foursquare and says it was originally built as a duplex. The duplex part is a bit unusual, but city directories support the statement, listing two residences at the home from 1923 and as late as 1968, the last city directory available online.
    • Complicating the dating: A 1931 deed of trust suggests again that there was no house on the lot. That wording, though, matches wording in the 1920 deed and may have been copied in error with other boilerplate information from the 1920 deed.
    • The house was divided later into five apartments (presumably in 1973, the renovation date in the listing).
    • No central air conditioning
    • The exterior is in rough shape, and no interior pictures are included in the listing. The $62/square foot price suggests the house needs work.
    • The house sits on a corner lot, adjoining a parking lot and a vacant lot with another paring lot across the street.
    • The fifth unit is in a clumsily built addition at the back (click to enlarge):

747 park drive side view