Blog :: 05-2013

254 Kensington Drive - Maple Bluff Home for sale

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This beautiful village of Maple Bluff home is located on a large corner lot.  Nestled in the village center, this classic Cape Cod style home is close to many activities and parks.  Even a dog park!  This 2 bedroom 1 bath home offers cozy space and a perfect location to shops, cafes, sporting events, farmer's markets, downtown Madison and the Dane County Airport.  Two car detached garage for our long Wisconsin winters.  Enjoy the Maple Bluff community with all of the events and festivities they offer year round.

  • 2 BR, 1.5BA
  • 1677 Sq. Ft.
  • Spacious lot
  • For current price and more information, click here


254 Kensington Drive Property Features & Updates

  • Energy efficient vinyl windows in 90% of house
  • Hardwood floors
  • Beautiful living room with fireplace
  • Eat -in kitchen
  • Formal dining room
  • Large corner lot
  • Two-car detached garage
  • Sunroom
  • Washer and dryer included


Maple Bluff Neighborhood Features

  • Walking distance to Village of Maple Bluff Beach
  • Public  tennis courts
  • 5 parks including a dog park (Johnson Park)
  • Village on the shores of Lake Mendota
  • Summer camps and many village activities year round
  • Close to many restaurants, shopping and local attractions
  • Minutes from Downtown, UW Campus, Capitol & Airport


Madison School District Information for 254 Kensington Drive


This home is marketed by  Susan Stoehr, Real Estate Consultant - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. For a showing of this home or to discuss selling your home, please contact Susan at 608.575.4123, or

124 S. Mills Street #B - Madison Condo For Sale

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Part of the Village Cohousing Community. A great opportunity to be part of a caring supportive community committed to diversity.  This second floor 2 bedroom flat has been recently painted.  New carpet in bedrooms and living room with new vinyl in the kitchen.  Owners have access to community's common laundry, playroom, dining, kitchen, parlor and guest rooms.

  • Village Cohousing Community
  • 2 Bedroom 1 Bath 1,180 sq ft
  • Committed to Diversity
  • Access to Common Areas


124 S. Mills Street - Property Features

  • Common green space
  • Community playroom
  • Community kitchen and dining room
  • Community parlor
  • Guest rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground equipment
  • Wrap-around front porch
  • Back deck
  • Close to Meriter and St Mary's Hospitals

 Greenbush Neighborhood Information

We take our name from the historic Greenbush addition, which served as the first home of many Italian and Eastern European immigrants to Madison at the close of the nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. The current Greenbush Neighborhood contains the last of the original homes from that old neighborhood, most of which was demolished in the late 1960s in order to build Bayview, Gay Braxton, and Brittingham apartments. Today the Greenbush Neighborhood offers access to Vilas Beach, Vilas Park Zoo, the UW Arboretum, the UW campus, and a short bus ride or walk to Madison's thriving downtown. We also contain two of Madison's three hospitals within our neighborhood boundaries. The neighborhood offers a wide variety of homes, from efficiency apartments to new condominiums to gracious bungalows from the 1920s.


School District Information for 124 S. Mills Street

Franklin - Randall Elementary School

Hamilton Middle School

West High School

Brett photo (2) This home is marketed by  Brett Larson, Real Estate Consultant - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. For a showing of this home or to discuss selling your home, please contact Brett at 608.575.4123, or





2309 Aspen Road - Madison Home For Sale

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Spacious and well-kept ranch with a private, fenced back yard, mature trees, perennial garden & large deck for entertaining. Main floor features open kitchen to formal dining rm, formal living rm plus main floor family rm w/wood burning fireplace, sliding door to deck. Master bdrm has half bath. Huge lower level has space for rec room, workshop, etc. Updates: new in 2011: furnace, central air, stainless steel appliances, & washer. New roof in 2009. Move right in and enjoy.

  • 3 BR, 1.5 BA, 2,275 Sq.Ft.
  • Private & fenced backyard
  • Family room with fireplace




2309 Aspen Road - Property Features

  • Replaced furnace with high efficiency furnace in 2011
  • Installed new high efficiency central air unit in 2011
  • Replaced roof and installed new gutters in 2009
  • New Energy Star refrigerator in 2011
  • New Energy Star dishwasher in 2011
  •  New high efficiency front load washer in 2011
  • New stove/oven in 2011
  • Installed chain linked fence in 2006
  • Replaced water softener in 2009
  • Updated light fixtures and added ceiling fan in dining room
  • Wood burning fireplace in family room (clean and inspected in 2010).


Neighborhood Information

The Meadowood Neighborhood Association helps create a sense of community within the neighborhood through organizing many events throughout the year. Walk to coffee shops and several nearby neighborhood restaurants. Many neighborhood parks are also within walking distance. Visit the Meadowridge Library on Raymond Road. Close by Orchard Ridge Elementary and Toki Middle School. Enjoy easy access to West, Downtown and East Madison.


School District Information for 2309 Aspen Road

Orchard Ridge Elementary School

Akira Toki Middle School

James Madison Memorial High School


sara 2013 photo croppedThis home is marketed by Sara Alvarado, Broker / Listing Specialist - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. For a showing of this home or to discuss selling your home, please contact Sara at 608.438.5005, or














3409 Circle Close - Shorewood Hills Home For Sale

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3409 Circle Close

Lovely Gingerbread house designed by noted Madison architect Frank Riley on one of the most private oversized lots in Shorewood Hills. Enjoy original charm, beautiful hardwood floors, built-in bookcases & arched doorways.  Well-appointed kitchen includes granite, Wolf stove, three-door stainless steel refrigerator & backsplash of tumbled marble and a breakfast bar.  Upstairs: deluxe master suite w/office, bathroom has radiant floors. All bedrooms are spacious with great closet space. Gorgeous exterior entertaining options with Chicago pavers & beautiful landscaping. Stand alone and matching playhouse in the backyard, also great as an artist's/writer's studio with heat and electrical and hardwood floors.

  • 4 BR, 2.5BA, 2,811 Sq.Ft.
  • 2 car garage
  • Oversized, private backyard
  • Gorgeous Master Suite
  • For current price and more information, click here


3409 Circle Close - Property Features

  • New water heater, washer and dryer in 2012
  • New dishwasher & water softener in 2008
  • Second bathroom remodeled in 2006 includes radiant floor heating
  • High-end Mitsubishi air conditioners installed in family room (cools the first floor) and in the master bedroom and in other bedroom in 2004
  • Many updates in 2000: Complete kitchen remodel, new high end appliances High-end boiler replaced Remodel of master bath with radiant floor heating Roof re-shingled with 50 year shingles Smaller roofs replaced with 100 year copper roofing Installed copper gutters Chimneys re-bricked
  • Many windows re-paned in 1999
  • Other features to note: Matching playhouse/artist's studio is secure and features electric heat and solid wood flooring. Great as a private office area too Vermont Castings natural gas stove in the family room Chicago paver bricks on back terrace, great patio for entertaining Statues in yard are negotiable Landscaping by Avant Gardening Doorbell, some fixtures and bathroom cabinets are antiques Restored 40+ year old painted wood floors in front hall
  • Items included:  Refrigerator, stove/oven, disposal, water softener, washer & dryer, playhouse and tree house.  Excluded: Reverse osmosis system is rental

Shorewood Hills Neighborhood Information

  • Close to the University Campus and Hospital.
  • Easy access to nearby Hilldale Mall and upscale shopping center.
  • Enjoy nearby parks and beautiful Lake Mendota.
  • Take walks to Picnic Point, or enjoy biking on the nearby city bike paths.
  • Enjoy the Shorewood Hills Pool with swimming lessons and an Olympic size pool
  • Public Tennis courts, soccer fields, & park space within walking distance.
  • Grow your own fruits and vegetables in the neighborhood garden.

School District Information for 3409 Circle Close

Shorewood Hills Elementary School

Hamilton Middle School

West High School


sara 2013 photo croppedThis home is marketed by Sara Alvarado, Broker / Listing Specialist - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. For a showing of this home or to discuss selling your home, please contact Sara at 608.438.5005, or



21 Hiawatha Circle, Madison, WI - 3 BR Home For Sale


21 Hiawatha Circle. Light and bright ranch in desirable Nakoma overlooking spacious Hiawatha Park. Here's the opportunity to own a bit of history: first Certified Whole House Green Built home remodel! Incredibly energy efficient with charm! Hardwood floors, open floor plan, lower level bedroom/office plus bathroom, gas fireplace, dry basement, very well cared for and updated. Mature trees and a lovely patio in the back yard make it a perfect place for entertaining. Move in ready.

  • 4 BD/ 2BA, 1502 Sq.Ft.
  • 1 car attached garage
  • Next to Hiawatha Park
  • For current price and more information, click here


21 Hiawatha Circle - Property Features

  • New washer in 2011
  • New water softener in 2011 (rented)
  • Replaced central air in 2008
  • Replaced kitchen appliances in 2006
  • Replaced furnace in 2006
  • Beautiful hardwood floors
  • Bamboo flooring in office
  • Gas fireplace
  • Lots of natural light
  • Shed in backyard


Nakoma Neighborhood Information

Nakoma was platted in 1915 as a picturesque suburb in the country with winding roads, its own water system, its own private bus service and substantial lands set aside for parks, tennis courts and a golf course. It was one of the most prestigious neighborhood's of its time as it is today. Some of the finest examples of Colonial, Greek, Tudor Revival, French Provincial, and Prairie style homes are located in Nakoma. The older, historic neighborhood is also home to Thoreau Elementary School, Nakoma Country Club, and easy access to the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.

School District Information for 21 Hiawatha Circle

Thoreau Elementary School

Cherokee Heights Middle School

West High School


sara 2013 photo croppedThis home is marketed by Sara Alvarado, Broker / Listing Specialist - The Alvarado Real Estate Group. For a showing of this home or to discuss selling your home, please contact Sara at 608.438.5005, or