The purple door and red metal roof will catch your eye….pops of color that enrich the curb appeal of this row home on a quiet block in the Yates Gardens neighborhood of SE Old Town. The raised bed in front adds appeal and a small patio allows you to sit and watch the world go by. You’ll be WOW’d by the size of the lot, nice and flat, backing to a public alley for yard access both front and back. In the fully fenced side and back yard, find a lovely flagstone patio with lighting above, mature tree ready for a swing, and large shed to stash bikes or other outdoor gear. Enjoy the space as it is, or consider the amazing potential: there's enough room for quite extensive gardening; create an elaborate oasis with more hardscaping and landscaping; enlarge the grassy area for more area to romp; or add-on to the home with (still) enough space to enjoy the great outdoors! Parking? Not a problem on this block, particularly since your lot extends into the access road in front (2016 plat available for details)! And if you have an EV, an outlet for charging is ready for you! ***** The main level of this home showcases the classic features of Yates Gardens homes: beautiful, newly refinished hardwoods, mantle over a fireplace that’s been converted to gas, and staircase ascending from the living room. The kitchen – with nice but mostly older updates – is tucked away if you’re not a chef; ready for your custom design choices or opening to the living space if you prefer! The upper level has two bedrooms that share a lovely, totally updated hall bath with double vanity and integrated laundry. And bonus storage can be found in the attic, with a pull-down staircase. The footprint of the original 1941 home has not been expanded, but the interior has been wonderfully and creatively transformed to maximize living area. Five ceiling-mounted, ductless HVAC units (5 heating and A/C zones!), installation of a tankless water heater, and moving the W/D to the bedroom level allowed expansion of the lower level rec room into space that once had been an unfinished utility and laundry room. The rec room now features built-in shelving/cabinetry and desk nook. The third bedroom with additional built-in shelving and refreshed, en-suite bath is also on the lower level. ***** Be sure to ask for the full list of updates/improvements!