Excellent opportunity in Old Town Daphne, Alabama to own a sizable piece of real estate within a 5 minute walk to Mobile Bay!
From first glance, 410 College Avenue offers unique charm and endless possibilities. Nestled among mature foliage and tasteful natural landscaping, the home sits well off the road on a 1.08 acre lot. The back half of the property is lightly wooded and retains the serenity of untouched nature. Surrounded by other fine homes in the Regatta Ridge subdivision, the overall atmosphere is private and peaceful.
Extending from Main Street in Olde Towne Daphne to May Day Park directly on the bay, College Avenue offers the ideal combination of up-scale residential homes in a super location! Within a short walk in any direction, local amenities are at your fingertips! Daphne’s quaint downtown center offers Vinny’s & Guidos, a local italian favorite, along with other quaint eateries and unique shopping opportunities. Also, for “big box” retailers, Target is 1 mile away, as well as numerous other retailers along Hwy. 98. Bayside Academy, a local college prep school, is within a 5 minute walk, along with Christ the King Church & School on Main Street.
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The home itself, built in 1984, boasts a roomy 2,819 square feet of living space. From the inviting front porch to the distinctive back den, this home presents many unique features both in design and structure. Beautiful custom stained glass windows are found throughout the home, all designed and handmade by a previous owner of the property. From the side lights surrounding the solid mahogany front door, to accent windows in the den, these stained glass pieces add vibrant color & interest to each living area.
Other distinguishing characteristics of 410 College Avenue are found in the back, step-down den. With the huge brick masonry, wood burning fireplace, and the lofty vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, this room offers a unique and comfortable retreat. Some of the exposed beams are actually repurposed from an old cotton warehouse! A lengthy window seat spans large back windows overlooking the wooded backyard, for an unobstructed view of the natural surroundings. Above the den, another charming and unusual feature of the home is the quaint loft overlooking the den, and with an excellent view of the fireplace and ceiling-to-floor back windows.
Outside, several covered porches provide the perfect place for outdoor entertaining, or for simply steeling away to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee. Overlooking the side yard, a covered deck with built-in benches leads to an adorable playhouse that could also serve as an extra storage area. French doors lead from the breakfast dining area to another covered deck that extends into a covered walkway to the double carport. Spanning the front of the home, the large and welcoming front porch is yet another area from which to enjoy the privacy and natural landscaping that truly sets this property apart.
Several additional points of interest include: a huge storage area attached to the carport, with access to 2nd floor storage above the entire parking area (current owners had considered turning this area into an apartment); roof over den replaced in 2014; hardwood flooring downstairs; plantation shutters on all upstairs windows.