Downtown Omaha’s Little Bohemia is a thriving, historic area that continues to enjoy growth. New retail shops, bars, and businesses are joining existing favorites such as Orsi’s Pizza and Infusion Brewing Company. This past summer even saw the first Little Bohemia Czechfest, which drew an impressive crowd to celebrate the area’s history, culture, and current growth.
Situated in the center of the bustling neighborhood right along 13th street is a truly unique residence—a 3,045 sq. ft. 2.5 story home. A former radiator shop, the homeowner said that at one time it was the tallest residence in Omaha with clear views of downtown and the Missouri River, which can still be enjoyed from the 1,000 sq. ft. rooftop terrace—an experience in outdoor home entertaining.
The home’s listing agent is Angela Turner, who is a Bjork Group team member with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, which works with an array of buyers, including luxury listings. Turner said the home underwent a complete remodel two years ago, giving it a fresh, clean, contemporary look and feel while maintaining some of its original exposed brick walls inside. The home’s front porch sits behind several sets of windowed doors that open toward the street, allowing for either complete privacy or welcomed views of the neighborhood. Then the front door opens into the main living room with an open floor plan into the modern kitchen, complete with commercial grade stainless steel appliances.
A roomy balcony off the kitchen looks out over the home’s gated, fenced-in green space and includes a spiral staircase for easy access between the two levels. Back inside, follow the first set of stairs to the guest quarters, which includes a private sitting room, its own washer/dryer set, and a balcony overlooking the neighborhood. Two bedrooms, connected by a Jack and Jill bath, offer ample space, with a second private bathroom off the sitting area. The bedrooms have extra thick plush carpeting and clear views of downtown Omaha.
At the opposite end of the house is the master bedroom and bathroom, which also has its own large sitting area. The master bedroom includes another private balcony and its own washer/dryer. The master bath features a large walk-in shower, soaking tub, and walk-in closet with extra tall ceilings to allow for ample shelving—a necessity with urban living.
Follow a third set of stairs up to the rooftop terrace, which includes an enclosed food and beverage serving room. A composite floating deck with built-in lighting covers the entire terrace and offers the ultimate in scenic outdoor entertaining with a truly unique style and ambiance.
The lower level of the home has a third washer/dryer set, a full-sized exercise room with rubberized flooring, and a mirrored wall. It also provides access to the extra-deep, heated 2-car garage. Guests can easily park in the driveway at the back of the home, or there is ample street parking out front.
“The ideal buyer for this home is someone who appreciates and understands urban living,” Turner said. “This is a house, not a condo, which is extremely rare to find downtown. Especially one with a 2-car garage and private green space.” Space savers such as pocket doors are prevalent throughout the home. There is even a completely hidden bathroom behind a faux door off the kitchen.
The architectural design of the home incorporates modern materials such as quartz countertops and walnut wood custom accents throughout. “Nothing was done to cut corners or cost,” Turner said. Natural hardwood flooring throughout the house complements the two brick fireplaces—one which is natural gas. Contemporary light fixtures that use mixed metals and a white and gray neutral color palette complete the look, while a large skylight in the center ceiling allows natural light to filter throughout the open, spacious home.
Anyone searching for an urban home with suburban amenities, look no further than this rare find. For more information or to schedule a showing, contact Angela Turner at 402-612-3888, firstname.lastname@example.org.