Beautiful Home for Sale by owner at 525 W 5th in Newton - $149,900

Beautiful home located on the banks of Sand Creek in Newton, across the creek from scenic Athletic Park. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath 2700 square foot home has tons of custom features. The location is it's best attribute, with views of Sand Creek and the city park. Great location for those who would like to get out and explore, sitting right on the bike path and with the city boat dock just beyond your back gate. Read on for more details!!

     This home has a 2 car garage, with a third bay as a workshop. 1st floor rooms have 9-10 foot ceilings for that open old world feel. The parlor at the front of the home features expansive arches, stained wooden columns and beautiful oak custom cabinets with cedar accents. The large rear patio is covered and ready for an outdoor kitchen. The 12 foot tall rear deck has beautiful views, and is accessed by the French doors off of the master suite, or up the spiral staircase and across the cat walk from the back yard. 

     The back yard is large as it sits on a nearly half acre lot and is great for pets, and sports a large garden shed. There is a fenced off garden, as well as an enclosed "Serenity Garden" on the East with a small pond and waterfall. The kid's bedroom has beautiful jungle murals, and features an oak Murphy Bed. When the kids get up, it folds up out of the way allowing for more play room!

     Off of the kitchen is the Sun Room, with a built in Hot Tub, Party Lights and hook-ups for a big screen TV. There is plenty of room for an extra fridge or deep freeze, and still room for your plants and garden needs. It has a screen door that leads to the back yard, and plenty of south facing windows for lots of natural light. Most of the windows in the house are double pane, argon filled, UV tinted windows with internal mutton bars for easy cleaning and wood interior/aluminum exterior frames.

     The kitchen is a Chef's dream. All of the cabinets are made of 3/4" plywood (NOT particleboard) and are faced with solid oak frames and doors. These were custom made for this kitchen, and were built to last. They are finished with polyurethane, not varnish, and are super easy to clean. The counter tops are quartz, and are practically indestructible. They are impervious to knives, chemicals and heat, and are impossible to scratch. The large pantry features two large pullout shelves, and a bottom drawer that cleverly hides your recyclables.

     The cabinets feature a ton of pullouts, including; pan rack, pullouts racks in the island, a pullout shelf for bottles, a pullout trash can and much more. There are divided racks above the fridge for your sheet pans and storage for your big roaster pans. There are lots of drawers, with a potato drawer as well large drawers in the island.

     The island was designed to support bar stools on the back side for family to visit while out of the cooking area. There is a pass-thru to the rec room. There is also a cabinet with stow-away doors for a small tv. There is a lighted plate rack that runs around the perimeter of the kitchen. Speaking of lighting, the lighting in this kitchen was designed with cooks in mind, with nary a shadow to be found. Under-counter lights, overhead spots and full room lighting make this the best lit room in the house.

The rec room/family room is massive, with 10 foot ceilings and plenty of room for your family gatherings. This room was designed especially for that purpose. The solid oak wooden stairs with beautiful oak railing leads up to the ultimate Master Suite.

The Master Suite is like walking into a beautiful bed and breakfast, with features that will be the envy of all of your friends. It is 800 square feet, with plenty of room for a lounge/TV viewing area, vaulted ceilings with 3 sky lights for lots of natural light, in addition to beautiful windows and a French door that leads out to the upper deck and gorgeous views of Sand Creek and Athletic park. There is a built in pedicure chair, complete with a heated massage chair and hot and cold water. The foot bath has jets and bubbles and color changing lights. Next to it is a double sink with plenty of room for everyone's stuff. The bistro area sports a built in mini fridge and room for a microwave and coffee pot. There is huge walk in closet with a (no kidding) crystal chandelier. 

     The bathroom is a sybaritic delight, with an authentic cast iron, claw foot tub and a glass block 4'x6' walk-in shower and custom tile on the floor. There is a beautiful armoire for your towels and bedding. It has a glass block window for lots of light, and tv hook-ups for those long baths.


     This home is like living in a park, and is built to last. The roofing has all been replaced with 30 year composite Heritage roofing. The walls in the two story addition was sprayed in all joints along with batt insulation. The York high efficiency central air has performed flawlessly. You will not find features like these, a view like this, or these amenities anywhere else at this price. Call today for a private tour!!

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