98 Paddock Drive holds numerous possibilities, in a fabulous location! Just around the corner from Downtown Fairhope and a short walk to Mobile Bay, this traditional style home is nestled in the quiet and established neighborhood of Paddock Estates. Ideal as a permanent residence, summer home or investment property, the location affords excellent advantages for all three situations. Convenient local shopping, unique restaurants and the ambience of a small southern city by the Bay, offers the residents of 98 Paddock Drive a distinctive lifestyle, exclusive to Fairhope, AL!
Built in 1978, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath brick home retains the originality of its design, yet has been updated to maintain the quality of the structural components (see following list of improvements). Upon entry into the expansive great room, the openness and abundance of natural light provides a welcoming atmosphere to the cozy home. The spacious kitchen, with plenty of cabinets and counterspace flows directly into the dining area, overlooking the backyard. Two sets of french doors lead onto the covered, screened-in back porch, from the dining area and the great room. Both bedrooms, situated opposite from the kitchen, enjoy an extra measure of privacy from the main living areas of the home. For outdoor storage, the double car garage, as well as the sizeable storage building, provide ample space for vehicles and lawn equipment. The serene backdrop of mature foliage throughout the property is optimal for outdoor entertaining, or simply enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings.
The following interview with the sellers themselves presents an exclusive view into life at 98 Paddock Drive. From hobbies to grocery stores, get the scoop from Fairhope locals!
Jason: How did you know this was the home you were meant to buy?
Seller: “We like Fairhope. So, we like the location.”
Jason: What have become your top 5-10 favorite features of the home?
Seller: “Size, layout, location to the Bay, downtown Fairhope, and the neighborhood”
Jason: Where do you find yourself spending the most time in the home and why?
Seller: “Living Area and Screened in Porch”
Jason: What are your favorite grocery stores and shops in the area?
Jason: Any interests or hobbies you enjoy on or near the property?
Seller: “Walking, Bicycling, and reading books by the Bay”
Jason: Average utility costs in summer and winter?
Seller: “December 2015 utilities were $ 123.00 , July 2015, utilities were $ 220.00 , April utilities were $ 120.00 (utilities include electricity, water, and garbage pick-up)”
Jason: What will you miss most about living in or owning this property, as well as the surrounding community?
Seller: “We will miss the location, neighbors, convenience to town, shops, and most of all, The Bay.”
Jason: If you don’t mind me asking, why have you decided to sell your home?
Seller: “Grandkids now live in Florida and we will probably move closer to them.”
Improvements to 98 Paddock Drive:
11/06 Removed existing HVAC system from attic and installed new 18 SEER heat pump with AcuClean air purification system in garage $8650
02/09Replaced entire plumbing in house with 3⁄4”and 1⁄2” “noburst” PEX plastic pipe $5036
05/10 Removed wallpaper and painted back bedrooms and bathrooms; removed “popcorn” on ceilings $3310
02/11 Installed new architectural roof $3800
06/11 Replaced 6 sprinkler heads and lowered heads in the backyard; checked operation of entire yard sprinkler system $200
06/11 Had insulation blown in attic to meet/exceed recommended Rfactor for residential building $784
08/11 Replaced HVAC condensate pump; relocated HVAC condensate drain line in attic to drain into washing machine drain in garage $453
06/14 Replaced front entry door – door, frame, sidelights – with Pella Energy Star rated material $3252
04/15 Injected PolyLevel under back porch concrete slab to raise portion of slab which had broken and needed leveling $1944
04/15 Painted garage, kitchen, living room, and hall: $6060
- Garage – removed “popcorn” from ceiling and painted ceiling, walls, and trim
- Kitchen – removed “popcorn” from ceiling; removed wallpaper; painted ceilings, walls, and trim; varnished cabinets and removed contact paper
- Living room and hall – removed “popcorn” from ceilings; painted ceilings, walls, and trim
- Covered porch – replaced screen; painted frame
11/15 Replaced garage door opener system $267
12/15 Removed and replaced flashing over rear porch. Applied HydroStop to metal roof $900
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