$375,000
1611 Merrill Street
Saint Paul, MN 55108
MLS# 6199995
4 beds  |  2 baths  |  2595 sqft


Como and so much more! Charming yet spacious inside - thanks to a large footprint & open/bright spaces, BRs+full BA on main. Big BRs & 3 walk-ins up, huge family room/guest room/shower down, oversize double GA, lanai-style porch, privacy-fenced yard.
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Como and so much more! Charming yet spacious inside - thanks to a large footprint & open/bright spaces, BRs+full BA on main. Big BRs & 3 walk-ins up, huge family room/guest room/shower down, oversize double GA, lanai-style porch, privacy-fenced yard. Charm and character abound! Classic "Cape Cod"-styled dormers and a welcoming entry foyer with a closet and bench hint at the quality craftsmanship that built this home! This is a perfect example of why style of home has become absolutely iconic. Every angle looks great for this home! Quaint and curving gardens create a nostalgic look that makes Como so desirable place to be. Your home and yard are a beauty to behold as is the neighborhood full of other homes showing true pride of ownership! A big garage ALWAYS makes people happy! This garage is almost a three-car width, so you will have plenty of room to park, store all of your garage necessaries plus a workbench or two! Updates include slab/foundation, siding/roof, opener, and more. Custom cabinets, wood floors, a big & beautiful bay window, and more make this kitchen a must-have! Unlike many classic homes in Saint Paul, this home's open and airy kitchen space is only possible thanks to its very large and square footprint. Designed for beauty and function, the sink has a beautiful bay window that spreads light magically. A custom, angled base cabinet ensures easy access to oversized storage. The angled upper also offers spectacular storage not found in most uppers. With a Premium Jenn-Air range at the hear of this kitchen, you will love the daily conveniences and special features when entertaining. Plenty of workspace means you can cook the grandest meal while someone is working at the sink and never meet. Backsplash with inlaid tilework is another standout feature of this home. The pantry/closet is located to the left of the work area. The custom design includes storage of various sizes, shapes, and configurations for all your cookware and appliances. Entertaining is easy thanks to the cleverly constructed layout of the kitchen. A mini-buffet styled cabinet with open shelving offers both aesthetic and practical benefits. An extended counter next to the stove is convenient for cooking and serving. Holidays by the firelight and extraordinary communicating spaces make this home a highly-desired prize. Very few homes possess the solid construction, charming character, AND contemporary features that this home possesses. This home has it all! 1611 Merrill Street, Saint Paul, MN 55108 1611 Merrill Street, Saint Paul, MN 55108 A THIRD LEVEL of large usable space! It is EXTREMELY RARE to find a home in this area with large, open spaces on all three levels. This home stands out on ALL LEVELS! The lower level features a very large family room and accomodating ceiling heights. A built-in bench with storage above and a dry-bar make this a great space for all kinds of activities - whether using the large floor space for a dance party/karaoke contest or a magical place for movie nights, this is a great place to entertain. The counter-cutout could also be opened up into an archway and create another floor with rooms that span the whole length of the house! There is plenty of room to add a fridge, microwave, and stock up for all of the family/guest activities down here. The northwest wall has a built in angle in the corner that would be perfect for your media center or a state-of-the-art gas or electric fireplace. Cozy up and kick back! Plenty of space in this home for everybody to have their own rooms to roam. The upstairs bedrooms are both spacious and architecturally alluring. This view of the north bedroom shows the entry, walk-in closet, and the opportunity for more storage (like a built-in dresser or shelves) behind the knee-wall. Plenty of room! Darling dormers offer light, ventilation, and help set this home apart from the run-of-the-mill homes that have square cubes for all of their bedrooms. Add a windows seat, shelves, or a small bench to maximize this wonderful and distinctive feature. Large furniture and lots of it? No problem for these sizable bedrooms. The southern bedroom has a twin to the dormer in the northern bedroom and also comes with a parallel configuration of windows to get all the fresh air and that morning sunshine! There's even MORE CLOSET in this bedroom. One thing is for sure - you will have closets for all of your needs in this home. Configured to allow you to add built-in dressers (or inset a pre-built dresser) within the closet, this bedroom has options! THIS HOME IS DIFFERENT! Make no mistake, this in not a post-war bungalow with challenging access to awkward space with low clearance and no light. This home was built to be as big on top as on the main floor. The stairs are built wider and better! The center of the upper level has high ceilings and a big, right window. It feels so spacious you'll be tempted to call it a loft. Please note the comfortable width and size of the stairs. You'll be amazed at how big the second floor actually is! If you really wanted a loft/office space in the upstairs and did not want to use either bedroom, you could open up this end. The home is decked to the perimeter walls which allows for expansion through simple framing - no foundation work required! STORAGE-STORAGE-STORAGE! Yes, this is the walk-in closet in the HALLWAY opposite the head of the stairs. Seasonal storage, linens, games, whatever you have- you'll have a place for it in this home. Big rooms and plenty of storage, what's not to love? Main floor magic! The east bedroom serves perfectly for all of your bedroom needs, BUT, it also holds an opportunity to serve two purposes. If you simply add French doors to the common wall with the living room, the integrated space would be amazing! One great thing about classic homes is all of the windows! Natural light was the most valuable kind when this home was built and it still is one of the top-demand features that people are looking for when they buy a home. Cross breezes are a bonus! The west bedroom features built-in closet organization and drawers. What a great way to make even better use of a large closet. There is so much space that it offers potential if you wanted to make a grander bathroom or add a laundry set on the main. The entire main floor has kept its original, hardwood floors with the natural exception of the bathroom. They CAN'T build them like this anymore. The cost to use real lumber UNDERNEATH hardwood floors would be absolutely astronomical and prohibitive. A FIFTH bedroom? All you would need to do would be to convert the window to an egress window! In the meanwhile, this space has all the necessary space and amenities to be a great office, den, or guest space. It's nice to have an option like this. A closet sits to the left in this photo. This room is finished and ready-to-go. It would make an excellent media room or gaming center. If you need a dedicated workout space or craft/hobby area, this will definitely check off that box for you! Jacuzzi by Jacuzzi! Relax in this jetted/whirlpool tub after a long and stressful day and let the soothing water and bubbles melt your cares away. In the morning, pop in for a quick shower and you are ready to tackle whatever the day holds for you! Even the bathroom has a big bright window and an abundance of light! Say goodbye to dreary, dark, damp, and dreadful. If you are so inclined, you can see there is space for a larger vanity, clothes hamper, or accessories to the left of the vanity. If you like a BIG bathroom, you will love this one! Plenty of traditional storage with nice vanity, a very large three-bay medicine cabinet, and a traditional over-the-john wall cabinet. And, of course, this home has a window here, as in EVERY ROOM. This space puts the ROOM in bathroom. If you have ever seen some of the teeny-tiny spaces that, technically, qualify as bathrooms, then you can have fun imaging SEVERAL of them fitting into this space. Room to spare means bathing without a care! A traditional shower resides in the bathroom currently, but, really, your imagination is the only limitation to what you could have in this room. A giant walk-in shower? Definitel! An enormous soaker tub? Sure thing. A steam shower? Don't sweat it... If your quandry is that you hate doing laundry in a place that is dark, dreary, and feels like the setting for a scene from a horror movie, then I have the solution! This house should be your resolution. It is nice and large, open, bright, and clean Laundry and more! Here is something you just don't find in smaller homes and even some modern homes - an actual ROOM for your laundry. Sorting hampers, an ironing board, a drying rack for delicates, you can fit them all AND still have room to spare. Sometimes you need both sides to get the full story. Yes there's room all over this laundry room. Plenty of room for a pair of full-sized machines, large laundry sink, PLUS you have room for all of you baskets, hampers, and laundry things and storage Bonus room! This area has painted walls and a sealed floor, but an unfinished ceiling. You could use it for an exercise room, storage, indoor workshop, finish for another den, extend the oversized family room even further, create a kitchenette, etc. An open porch PLUS! This is a lanai-style open porch modeled after those that make Hawaii a so enjoyable. Underneath the roof and extending beyond, you will find a poured concrete floor. NO MORE staining/maintaining/replacing your deck or slivers. A patio is always a pleasure whether for grilling, a picnic table, outdoor furniture, a firepit, or just simply some ready-to-use outdoor space. Out for a bike ride and back for lunch? Park your bicycle and grab something to power your afternoon. Architectural features and a spacious back yard add to the enjoyment of this home both inside and outside. The upper dormer offers a large window and high ceiling and the kitchen features a beautiful bow window to enjoy the backyard and sunsets. An ideal back yard features what this home has to offer! Great lawn space, a mature tree for afternoon shade, lilac bushes, multiple entertaining areas. Paved walkways for that "other season" that we have in Minnesota and plenty of natural sunlight! This is actually a much larger house than it appears! Thanks to a generous square footprint, this home nearly fills the lot from side-to-side. Since the roof has such a long distance to reach its peak, you might not realize how tall it actually is!

Property Description
Expect AND get more from this Como Classic! In a quiet little nook on one block-long street that ends at Como Park on the south, it has easy access to Hamline & Larpenteur, too. This beautiful bungalow has balanced front & back yards, an OVERSIZED double garage PLUS a concrete double parking pad! Within the privacy-fenced back yard is a stunning, HUGE open porch! This home's square foundation provides for large and inviting spaces. The focal point of the main floor is the much-beloved fireplace. It sits inside the “ell” intersection of long, open areas of 28’ and 18’. These spaces create a strikingly modern openness while reflecting traditional craftsmanship & functionality. Two ample BRs along w/a full BA make the main floor a full-functioning home by itself! Two more large BRs w/walk-in closets plus another in the upper hall/loft are surrounded by the "expansion" areas which are easily developed. The basement hosts a large family room, den, oversized 3/4 BA, laundry AND dry storage.

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Allow Auto Valuation Display?: Yes
Allow Consumer Comment: Yes
MLSID: RMLS
Contract Information
Availability: Available
Status: Active
Contingency: Subject to Financing
Current Price: $375,000
Original List Price: 375000
ListPrice: 375000
List Date: 2022-05-21
Owner is an Agent?: No
Auction?: No
Office/Member Info
Association: SPAAR
General Property Information
Common Wall: No
Lot Measurement: Square Feet
Manufactured Home?: No
Multiple PIDs?: No
New Development: No
Number of Fireplaces: 1
Other Parking Spaces: 3
Waterfront Present: No
Year Built: 1941
Yearly/Seasonal: Yearly
Zoning: Residential-Single Family,Residential-Multi-Family
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Total: 2
Bath Full: 1
Bath Three Quarters: 1
Main Floor Total SqFt: 934
Above Grd Total SqFt: 1675
Below Grd Total SqFt: 920
Total SqFt: 2595
Total Finished Sqft: 2460.00
FireplaceYN: Yes
Style: Single Family Residence
Foundation Size: 920
Power Company: Xcel Energy
Garage Stalls: 2
Lot Dimensions: 130x40
Acres: 0.12
Assessment Pending: Unknown
Location, Tax and Other Information
AssocFeeYN: No
Legal Description: S 1/2 OF LOT 2 AND N 1/2 OF LOT 3 BLK 6
Map Page: 107
Municipality: Saint Paul
Rental License?: No
School District Phone: 651-767-8100
House Number: 1611
Street Name: Merrill
Street Suffix: Street
Postal City: Saint Paul
County: Ramsey
State: MN
Zip Code: 55108
Zip Plus 4: 2243
Map Coordinate Source: King's Street Atlas
Property ID Number: 222923120111
Complex/Dev/Subdivision: Chelsea Heights
Tax Year: 2022
In Foreclosure?: No
Tax Amount: 5512
Potential Short Sale?: No
Lender Owned?: No
Tax With Assessments: 5512
Directions & Remarks
Public Remarks: Expect AND get more from this Como Classic! In a quiet little nook on one block-long street that ends at Como Park on the south, it has easy access to Hamline & Larpenteur, too. This beautiful bungalow has balanced front & back yards, an OVERSIZED double garage PLUS a concrete double parking pad! Within the privacy-fenced back yard is a stunning, HUGE open porch! This home's square foundation provides for large and inviting spaces. The focal point of the main floor is the much-beloved fireplace. It sits inside the “ell” intersection of long, open areas of 28’ and 18’. These spaces create a strikingly modern openness while reflecting traditional craftsmanship & functionality. Two ample BRs along w/a full BA make the main floor a full-functioning home by itself! Two more large BRs w/walk-in closets plus another in the upper hall/loft are surrounded by the "expansion" areas which are easily developed. The basement hosts a large family room, den, oversized 3/4 BA, laundry AND dry storage.
Directions: Lexington to Idaho. Idaho West to Merrill. Left (South) On Merrill. Home is on your right after the oversized lot.
Basement
Foundation Dimensions: 30x29
Building Information
Finished SqFt Above Ground: 1675
Finished SqFt Below Ground: 785
Green Verification
Green Certification: No
Lock Box Type
Lock Box Source: SPAAR
Miscellaneous Information
DP Resource: Y
FIPS Code: 27123
Homestead Desc: Owner
Parking Characteristics
Garage Dimensions: 22x20
Garage Door Height: 7
Garage Door Width: 2
Garage Square Feet: 440
Public Survey Info
Range#: 23
Section#: 22
Township#: 29
Property Features
Accessible: None
Air Conditioning: Central
Amenities Unit: Cable; Ceiling Fan(s); Hardwood Floors; Kitchen Window; Natural Woodwork; Paneled Doors; Patio; Porch; Walk-In Closet; Washer/Dryer Hookup
Appliances: Dishwasher; Dryer; Exhaust Fan/Hood; Gas Water Heater; Range; Refrigerator; Washer
Assumable Loan: Not Assumable
Basement: Concrete Block; Daylight/Lookout Windows; Finished (Livable); Full; Storage Space
Bath Description: Main Floor Full Bath; 3/4 Basement; Jetted Tub
Construction Status: Previously Owned
Dining Room Description: Breakfast Area; Eat In Kitchen; Informal Dining Room; Kitchen/Dining Room; Living/Dining Room
Electric: 100 Amp Service; Circuit Breakers
Exterior: Brick/Stone; Metal; Vinyl
Family Room Characteristics: Great Room; Lower Level; Main Level
Fencing: Full; Privacy; Wood
Fireplace Characteristics: Brick; Family Room; Living Room; Wood Burning
Fuel: Natural Gas
Heating: Forced Air
Internet Options: Cable
Lock Box Type: Supra
Lot Description: Public Transit (w/in 6 blks); Tree Coverage - Medium
Neighborhood Name: Como; Como
Parking Characteristics: Detached Garage; Driveway - Concrete; Garage Door Opener; Storage
Road Frontage: City Street
Road Responsibility: Public Maintained Road
Roof: Asphalt Shingles
Sellers Terms: Adj. Rate/Gr Payment; Cash; Conventional; FHA; MHFA/WHEDA; Special Funding; Trade
Sewer: City Sewer/Connected
Special Search: Main Floor Bedroom
Stories: One and One Half
Water: City Water/Connected
Room Information
Room Name Dimensions Level
Living Room18x12Main
Dining Room10x8Main
Family Room18x17.5Lower
Kitchen16x10Main
(1st) Bedroom12x11Main
(2nd) Bedroom11x10.5Main
(3rd) Bedroom17x10Upper
(4th) Bedroom13x10.5Upper
Guest Room11x9.5Lower
Laundry10.5x9Lower
Storage Room15.5x9.5Lower
Foyer7x4Main
Walk-In Closet10x4Upper
Porch20x11.5Main

Listing Office: Coldwell Banker Realty

Last Updated: June - 06 - 2022

1611 Merrill Street, Saint Paul, MN 55108 - MLS# 6199995

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