730 Polk Blvd, Des Moines, IA 50312

4 beds4 baths2,578 sqft

Sold: $325,000
Sold on 09/15/14
Zestimate®: $308,932
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Newly-renovated Des Moines home on lovely Polk Boulevard in the historic Waterbury neighborhood. This beautiful brick 5 bedroom, 3.25 bathroom home has classic features like two wood fireplaces, hard wood floors throughout, and floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room and dining room, screened-in three-season porch, and a clay tile roof. It also has modern features which are hard to find in homes of this era, like recently-renovated bathrooms throughout, a walk-in master shower and huge jacuzzi tub, his and hers California closets, laundry room with designer Electrolux washer and dryer, professional-grade stainless steel appliances in the the kitchen (including six-burner Jade gas stove), Leaf Guard gutters, and a new patio and Trex deck by Monarch Renovations. The home also features a finished basement and attic. The attic has a bedroom and three-quarter bath, and it perfect for guests or older and independent teenage children. There is a large fenced-in backyard perfect for kids and entertaining, with four raised garden beds.
Interior features:
? Over 3100 finished square feet.
? Hardwood floors throughout.
? Kitchen features silestone counters and commercial-grade stainless steel appliances, including a six-burner Jade 36 stove, refrigerator and dishwasher by Jenn-Air, black Blanco Silgranit luxury sink and designer faucet. A chef?s dream!
? Living room features unique original rounded corners, built-in bookshelves, floor-to-ceiling windows on front and side, and a huge marble wood-burning fireplace. Newly painted and remodeled with additional and updated lighting.
? All bathrooms recently professionally remodeled with designer fixtures and materials.
? Family theater in basement with 2nd fireplace.
? Laundry room with designer Electrolux HE Washer and Dryer; laundry chute from master bedroom.

? Oak paneled den/bedroom with wainscoting.
? Recently remodeled master bedroom and bathroom with top-of-the-line appointments; including in-wall surround sound, built-in desk, his & hers California closets, Italian glass tile, heated slate tile floors, huge spa tub, walk-in dual-glass-door shower with Kohler 6- head shower.
? Finished third floor includes additional bedroom, ¾ bathroom, and cedar closet. Perfect for providing teenagers or adult guests with additional privacy and comfort.
? New cordless window treatments in two 2nd floor bedrooms.
? Many storage areas throughout home.
Exterior features:
? Beautiful landscaping on prime corner lot (Polk Blvd. and Pleasant St.), featuring bridal veil bushes around front perimeter, perennial plants and flowers, and a large fenced in back yard perfect for kids or pets.
? LeafGuard gutters recently installed around entire house.
? Four raised garden beds in back yard, with established strawberry patch and raspberry bushes.
? Tree fort with slide.
? ?Parents? balcony? off master bedroom suite overlooks fenced-in back yard.
? New backyard porch (featuring Trex decking material), concrete patio, and 3-season porch improvements by Des Moines? prestigious Monarch Renovations. Great for entertaining!
? Many stunning mature trees, including evergreen, sycamore, ash, and magnolia trees, and lilac bushes.
? Attached garage and plentiful street parking on both Polk and Pleasant. Easy access for guests.
? Within the highly sought-after of Hubbell Elementary School?Iowa?s first International Baccalaureate school?an easy walk away!
? Within walking distance of the vibrant restaurants, galleries, and entertainment of the Ingersoll Ave. corridor, minutes from Friedrich?s Coffee, La Mie Bakery and The Des Moines Cheese Shop!
? Easy and fast I-235 access at 42nd Street places you anywhere in the greater Des Moines area fast. 5 minutes from Downtown attractions like the Civic Center or Wells Fargo Arena; 10 minutes to the airport; and 15 minutes to the Jordan Creek area.
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  • Lot: 0.29 acres
  • Single Family
  • Built in 1936
  • Cooling: Central
  • Heating: Forced air, Other
  • Last sold: Sep 2014 for $325,000
  • Price/sqft: $126


  • Attic
  • Barbecue
  • Cable Ready
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Deck
  • Finished basement, 330 sqft
  • Fireplace
  • Flooring: Carpet, Hardwood, Tile
  • Garden
  • Jetted Tub
  • Lawn
  • Parking: Garage - Attached, 1 space
  • Patio

Appliances Included

  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Range / Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer

Room Types

  • Dining room
  • Laundry room
  • Library
  • Master bath
  • Office


  • Exterior material: Brick, Stone
  • Roof type: Tile
  • Room count: 15
  • # Stories: 2.0
  • Structure type: Other
  • Unit count: 1


  • Floor size: 2,578 sqft
  • Heating: Gas
  • Last remodel year: 2012
  • Laundry: In Unit
  • Lot depth: 150
  • Lot width: 83
  • Parcel #: 09003470000000
  • Zillow Home ID: 794906

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Zillow predicts Waterbury home values will rise 2.3% next year, compared to a 2.4% increase for Des Moines as a whole. Among Waterbury homes, this home is valued 24.1% more than the midpoint (median) home, but is valued 3.8% less per square foot.

Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In Waterbury, the number of foreclosures waiting to be sold is 66.8% lower than in Des Moines, and 45.8% lower than the national average. This lower local number could help Waterbury home values rise more quickly than other regions in Des Moines.

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