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  • Price$599,000
  • Beds3
  • Baths3
  • SQ. Feet2,629
  • Acres0.16
  • Built1927

705 S Fess Avenue, Bloomington

This expertly preserved, 93-year-old home in Elm Heights is a rare find. The all-brick, colonial-revival style home is located on a quiet street equidistant from the southern border of IU and Bryan Park. The current owner, a carpenter, has loved this home well for twenty-five years and personally restored many of the original details. The oak floors, windows, wood burning fireplace, crystal door hardware with skeleton keys, and front door are some of the original elements still beautifully intact today. Upon entering the home, you are greeted with a bright foyer flanked by the dining and living room. Beyond the dining room, you’ll find the kitchen is a nod to the 1950’s complete with metal cabinetry and a built-in dining table. Just past the kitchen, the beautiful windows in the family room bring the outdoors in. This room is complete with clever built-in coat and shoe storage convenient to an exterior entrance. The upper level includes 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, ample closet space, rooftop access perfect for an herb garden, and a finished attic. The attic currently serves as a fourth bedroom but could be a great media room or home office. The full basement has a playroom, built-in desk, spacious laundry room, storage, and workshop. Outdoor entertaining space flows from the private paver patio, to the fully fenced in back yard, and to the charming gardening/storage shed. The property is complete with a restored 2-car garage with attic storage.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #202005845
  • Price$599,000
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms3.00
  • Full Baths2
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage2,629
  • Acres0.16
  • Year Built1927
  • Has BasementYes
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeSite-Built Home
  • StyleColonial
  • StatusActive


  • FeaturesWorkshop, Built-In Bookcase, Built-in Desk, Ceiling Fan(s), Disposal, Dryer Hook Up Gas/Elec, Eat-In Kitchen, Foyer Entry, Natural Woodwork, Near Walking Trail, Patio Open, Utility Sink
  • Garage Spaces2
  • GaragesDetached


  • ExteriorBrick
  • Lot DescriptionLevel
  • ConstructionNot Applicable
  • FoundationStone

Additional Information

  • Days on Market105
  • ZoningUnknown

Community Information

  • Address705 S Fess Avenue
  • SubdivisionElm Heights
  • CityBloomington
  • CountyMonroe County
  • StateIndiana
  • Zip Code47401


  • HeatingForced Air, Gas, Electric, Heat Pump
  • CoolingCentral Air
  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Fireplaces2
  • FireplacesGas Log, Wood Burning, Free Standing, Living/Great Rm
  • StoriesTwo Story
  • Basement Desc.Full Basement

School Information

  • DistrictMonroe County Community School Corp.
  • ElementaryRogers/Binford
  • MiddleJackson Creek
  • HighBloomington South

Listing Details

  • Listing AgentKristi Gibbs
  • Listing OfficeCentury 21 Scheetz - Bloomington

Price Change History for 705 S Fess Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana (MLS® #202005845)

Date Details Change
Price Reduced from $625,000 to $599,000 $26,000 (4.16%)
Price Reduced from $650,000 to $625,000 $25,000 (3.85%)
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