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1144 Swisher St
Iowa City, IA 52245

$238,000 (Pending)

Beds: 2
Baths: 1 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,250
Type: Condo
Listing #20191706

Quiet Elegance

Convenience in a Friendly Neighborhood

For the discerning buyer who seeks a modern, well-maintained, low-maintenance home on one level in a quiet, well-constructed vintage-style building in the sought-after Peninsula Neighborhood, this condominium in The Oaks has everything to offer.

In its 1,250 square feet, plus an expansive porch with timber and green space views, are two bedrooms, two baths, and an open floor plan incorporating the living, dining, and kitchen areas in an elegant transitional style, with a dove-grey palette and generous white trim throughout.

The living area’s gas fireplace has a white subway tile surround and nicely crafted white mantel.  This 19-by-20-foot room has a triple-section sliding door with views through the large and lofty porch to a rolling forested bluff. This large window/door is but one source of the generous natural light that fills elegant and restful spaces.

The floors are a dark and durable wood laminate in the open areas and soft beige carpeting in the bedrooms.

The white kitchen has complementary grey quartz countertops, including on the breakfast bar-island, and this attractive and highly durable quartz is repeated with quality in the baths. The kitchen also features excellent lighting, finely crafted cabinetry and functional, attractive stainless steel appliances, including a gas range and French-door refrigerator. A laundry closet with full-sized stacked washer and dryer is convenient from the kitchen.

This well-designed condominium’s master bedroom has an en-suite bath and walk-in closet, and the guest bedroom (or study) at the opposite side of the living area has easy access to a second full bath.

The Oaks building has lovely lobby areas, an elevator from its secure parking and storage areas below, surface spaces for a second car or guest parking, three compact multi-use common rooms, and mailboxes off the main lobby.

The homeowners association is well established, and the building is a neighborhood itself, although allowing great privacy for those who wish it.  As part of the Peninsula Neighborhood, this second-floor home has access to walking paths, Après Wine Bar and Bistro next door, a nearby dog park, a walking bridge across the Iowa River to Coralville shopping and restaurants, and good proximity to the numerous amenities of downtown Iowa City.  It is served by Iowa City buses on a regular and frequent schedule, and there is easy access to main routes to the Eastern Iowa Airport and to Cedar Rapids.

The Peninsula Neighborhood is an achievement in old-style friendliness and a vintage old-town ambiance with trend-setting interiors--and 1144 Swisher St. is an achievement in elegant and highly comfortable, convenient living.





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Location Information
County: Johnson
MLS Area: Iowa City
Subdivision: Peninsula
Directions: North on Dubuque St, west (L) on Foster Rd, to Peninsula Neighborhood, left on Swisher St.
Interior Features
Rooms: Master On Main Level, Master Bath
Interior: Cable TV Connections, Ceiling-9+ ft
Full Baths: 1
3/4 Baths: 1
Has Dining Room: yes
Number of Fireplaces: 1
Fireplace Description: In Living Room; Gas
Heating: Gas, Central, Common
Cooling: Electric, Central, Common
Laundry: Laundry Closet; Garage, Other
Equipment: Dishwasher, Disposal, Microwave Built-in, Range/Oven, Refrigerator, Alarm-Smoke/Fire, Dryer, Washer
Basement Description: None, Other
Exterior Features
Style: 1 Story, Ranch
Is New Construction: No
Construction: Brick, Concrete Siding, Frame
Exterior: Deck
Roof: Composition
Possession: Other
Water / Sewer: City Sewer, City Water
Parking Description: Attached, Drive Under, Garage, 2 Cars
Lot Description: None/Condo
Lot Size in Acres: 0
Zoning: OSA-5
Is One Story: yes
Elementary School: Lincoln
Middle School: Southeast
High School: City
Additional Information
Property Type: CND
Property SubType: Condo Attached
Year Built: 2014
Status: Pending
Tax Year: 2017
Amenities: Neighborhood Assoc., Park, Playground, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Close to Shopping

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Listing Agent: Alan Swanson
(319) 321-3129
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3 Beds
3 Baths
2,274 Sq. Ft.
Condo Type
About This Property


Third floor 3-bedroom 3-bath penthouse condominium in the north building of One University Place. On the fifth floor this residence enjoys wooded views and tall windows. Spacious kitchen with peninsula, living room, and dining area. Large bedrooms with walk-in closets. Two bedrooms have ensuite baths. Two private balconies. Quartz countertops in kitchen and baths. Luxury vinyl plank in main living areas. Tiled baths/showers. Purchase includes two spaces in the underground garage. Building elevator.

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