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BEYOND THE LISTING: House on the hill a snug size

1938 Ottawa home ideal for 1st-time buyers, seniors

The house at 2114 Caton Road, Ottawa, is in the Field's Hill subdivision and features 1,400 square feet of space.
The house at 2114 Caton Road, Ottawa, is in the Field's Hill subdivision and features 1,400 square feet of space.

The house for sale on Caton Road in the Field’s Hill subdivision of Ottawa is not imposing.

At 1,400-square-foot, the 1 1/2-story house is a snug structure with four bedrooms, two on each floor. The list price is $127,850 for the North Side home.

“A great house for a smaller family or seniors. It’s low-maintenance. The bills are not outrageous and it’s insulated well,” said Jason Moore, the home’s owner.

He purchased the house only four years ago, but recently was relocated to Shakopee, Minn., by his employer. The house, built in 1938, is one of several similar-sized structures on Caton Road.

“The location is good,” said Moore. “It’s close to the interstate and shopping. It was perfect for me at the time.”

There’s room for four vehicles on the lot. A heated, air-conditioned detached office behind the house once was a garage and could be converted back into one. It’s part of a fenced-in backyard that includes a concrete patio and backs into a ravine and creek.

“You don’t have to spend two hours mowing as I did in my (previous) house,” Moore said.

The inside includes space that once was a porch before it was enclosed and turned into a sun room. An unfinished basement also is part of the house, as is one full bathroom.

New windows, a gas fireplace and hardwood floors grace the downstairs front room. The kitchen and bathroom recently were updated.

• THE HOME at 2114 Caton Road, Ottawa, is listed for $127,850 by Jim Rice, Starved Realty broker/Realtor. For more information, call 815-343-0831 or 815-667-9990, ext. 20.

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