Sweet Home Alabama (Hill)

Lyle Jansma - Bellingham & Whatcom County Real Estate Photography - Jansma Design, LLC

Everyone knows what a draw Bellingham’s award-winning trail system is. And you can’t get much closer to it than from this newly-listed 1-level home on south Alabama Hill.

Located just east and south of St. Clair Park, this home is so near Whatcom Creek that you can hear the falls from the 800sqft deck. Absolute privacy is afforded at every angle– from the amphitheater front yard, to the park-like setting of the back yard– literally open to the Park.

Native, low-effort soft and hard scape grace the grounds, threading through the lot and defining the space. There are three entrances to the house from the deck, including one into the master, which features vaulted ceilings and a skylight, ample closets and a 3/4 bath.

The only stairs in the house are the ones dropping down into the sunken living room in front and the sunken dining room toward the rear. The plan allows for formal living away from the kitchen on the one end, along with a greater space on the other, open to the kitchen and the deck– perfect for entertaining.

Updated wide oak plank flooring covers most of the house– there isn’t a square inch of carpeting anywhere. The lighting & plumbing fixtures have all been updated, along with the windows & exterior doors, the kitchen counters & appliances, the furnace & H2o.

Iowa Drive is a dead end street at this point, the first tier up the hill featuring sidewalks and underground utilities. This high-end enclave of newer Alabama Hill homes is great for walkers, terrible for burglars, and a great place to buy or sell real estate right now.

This is a thoughtfully-updated and carefully-maintained 1-level home in an A+ location right on 240-acre Whatcom Falls Park. Come see me tomorrow at my open house from 1-4pm, or call me for a private tour…


1911 Iowa Drive 

3 beds 3 baths 1720sqft




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