Secret City Stunner

August 05, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

OAK RIDGE: $155,000 - 107 Taylor Rd., 3bd/1bth: As a native Oak Ridger, it makes my heart happy to photograph one of the original homes after it has been rehabbed. A little history lesson...... Oak Ridge was built in the early 1940's to house the people who were working on the Manhatten Project. These homes were meant to be temporary and were put up, on average, in 3 days - from foundation to completion!! But here we are, almost 80 years later, not only are most of the homes still standing, they have been renovated, updated and added onto. And they are not only unique, but also gorgeous!!

This home on Taylor Rd. is absolutely lovely and has some truly unique features. First, you'll notice a "mirrored" finish to the windows from the outside. These windows can see out from the inside of the house, but no matter the time of day, or even if all the lights are on inside, no one will be able to see in. You can walk around naked all the time with no blinds or curtains, and nobody is going to be the wiser!!

Another great update, a garage has been added, a feature none of these houses had originally. And the floor is lined with rubber matting. The kitchen is a complete rehab and I love it!! What was originally a "coal" room, and that many convert into a laundry room, has been incorporated to make for a nice big kitchen. And the laundry has been moved to a new room that was added on with the garage. All white cabinets, stainless appliances, and tons of counter prep space. I also love the big deep sink!! There are also tons of cabinet storage. 

The bathroom has also been completely renovated and includes a walk-in shower with the "clear glass" doors. It's beautiful!! What was once a covered back porch, has been closed in to make for a third bedroom. And the windows in this room overlook a massive, flat, completely fenced backyard. And notice, this backyard is bordered by the greenway system, making it private. That makes it even nicer to sit on the outside lovely outside patio and enjoy the evening, watching the fireflies or just enjoying the company of family and friends. The backyard is not the only fencing. The entire home, except for the garage and driveway area are fenced. And there is plenty of room for the kiddos and Fidos to run around and get wild!

And before I forget, that gigantic TV in the bedroom........ a smart TV that goes with the house!!!!!! I didn't catch the size, but I think it's the biggest you can buy. The current owner has it hooked to his computer...... gives a whole new meaning to working from home!!

I promise, you will not find a nicer home for this price!!!! And Oak Ridge is known for it's award-winning school system. What you might not know, you get a lot of bang for your buck in Oak Ridge. Trash pick-up..... automatic and at the backdoor. The only can pulled to the street, your recycle. You also get automatic fire and police service, as well as leaf pick-up in the fall and junk pick-up in the spring. There's hospital 5 minutes away, and tons of places to eat and shop. Oak Ridge also has it's own Playhouse, putting on several different shows a year, and a community band, orchestra and music association!! If you want big city amenities in a small town, you don't won't to miss this home!!



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