For more than a year now, there have been a couple of guys working pretty much non-stop on the house a few doors up from mine. At one point, when they had only been at it for a few months, I stuck my head in and saw they they had literally gutted the entire place down to the studs. Then, last weekend, I had the chance to walk through and see the finished product. And I have to say, this really could be the nicest house in all of Monaca.


The minute you step inside, you can clearly see that every single detail about this house is brand new. The floors are amazing. that front door is gorgeous. The white trim is freshly painted. The windows are all brand new. Every detail is perfect.


Step back a bit further and you can see that this isn’t your typical Monaca house anymore. Everything has been opened up to offer a completely modern version of a house that was actually built all the way back in 1929.


The kitchen is the showpiece of the home. And as someone who bought some cheap stainless steal appliances for his house, I can assure you that these are definitely not the same ones I have. These appliances are first-class, top-of-the-line. And I would love to have the chance to fill up that fridge and cook on that stove.


Just off the kitchen is this great little breakfast nook area that leads out onto a brand new deck overlooking the river. As someone who also has this view, I can tell you that this deck is something you will use all the time.


Watching the boats float by all summer long is one of our favorite things to do here on Atlantic Ave!


In case you aren’t wow-ed just yet, check out this awesome little office/library space just off of the breakfast nook! It’s got those beautiful French doors that I’m always talking about.

This house also includes a half bath on the first floor, which is rare in Monaca. And there are three bedrooms and a full bathroom upstairs with great closet organizers that help make the most of the space.

Priced at $297,000, this is definitely one of the most expensive listings in Monaca. But look up what it went for back in 2014, and then consider what they had to put into it in order to make it look like this. As someone who lives on the same block, I think this might just be worth the price tag. And Mrs. YBC agrees.

If you’d like to see this one for yourself, there has been an open house there just about every Sunday.