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Bloomington Indiana 47408 United States of America

Listing # 118003

Rates From USD 2200 Monthly
Academic Pending Referred
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Last Updated: Monday, May 7, 2018

Midcentury Modern Ranch Home on 1 acre

Beautiful, quiet, convenient, distinguished! Dream stay for families, nature lovers, gardeners, artists & writers, “The Marxson” was built in 1954 situated on an acre in one of Bloomington's most sought-after neighborhoods. Great for all ages of families (kid-friendly!) close to downtown, groceries, east and west side shopping, IU campus, but removed from the hustle and bustle for a bit of peace at the end of each day. 6 minute drive to the IMU, the east side, downtown, or west side, and ONE minute from the airport shuttle. Stone's throw to the beauty and respite of Lake Griffy and Cascades Parks. “Notable Home” in the first Midcentury Modern Historic District in the State of Indiana, the ranch has two master suites on opposite ends of the home and an additional bedroom or office in between. Energy-saving updates, as well as improvements to floor plan flow without compromising unique features of this beautiful home- original frosted glass front cabinetry, built-ins for books and pictures, glass block details, original threshold with added tranquil fountain to greet you, exposed beams in vaulted ceilings. Natural light pours in from all directions. Huge bay window with custom cushions is spacious bench seating, a place for reading, or even a full-size bed for guests! Three full bathrooms-two tubs, (one of them a jacuzzi,) three showers, double sinks in the larger master suite. Carport, garage, and a covered porch connects the garage to the house. Parking pad at the back of the house allows for two additional vehicles parked away from the street. Inscribed mantel, built into the sandstone, is one of the best-known features of this home. Intercom system and NuTone sound system serves the entire house and outdoor patio. Updates include newer windows and doors, a 2nd tankless hot water heater serves the laundry room and jacuzzi tub bathrooms, (tank heater serves the kitchen and front suite,) new Bosch dishwasher and two new washer/dryers, insulating cellular blinds throughout, heated ceramic floors, hardwood floors, master walk-in closet with custom shelving and pressed cork floor, energy efficient appliances, fresh interior and exterior paint. A shed and garage can provide some storage. Landscape design and mature trees will be managed professionally. Newly poured HUGE covered porch, opening to the oasis of the back yard is ideal for entertaining large or small groups, or simply for day-to-day enjoyment sheltered from sun and rain. Buried chain-link fence protects THREE garden areas, blocking deer and other nuisance animals from destroying your veggies, fruits, and flowers. 30' tall “snowball bush” greets you beside the parking pad, with tons of puffy white blooms in late spring. Lilacs, giant hibiscus, wild raspberries, blackberries, persimmons, gooseberries, and grape vines are for your harvest and enjoyment. Large chicken run and coops can remain, to stock with hens for fresh eggs daily, or hens and coops can be removed for a dog run or another protected garden area. Partially furnished- piano, music stand, small couch, bookshelf, corner (printer) table, kitchen island, and dining room table with 6 chairs may remain. This home maintains a small collection of historical blueprints, photos, and articles, featuring “The Marxson,” for tenants and their guests to enjoy.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2400 Sq. Feet
Suited for
6 people
Property Type


Available from Monday, May 21, 2018 until Monday, May 20, 2019
Minimum Stay
6 month(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Bloomington
Postal Code - State or Province 47408 IN
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Matlock Heights Historic District
Closest University Indiana University Bloomington
University nearby Ivy Tech Community College

Rental Price:

USD 2200 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • SemiFurnished
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Gym
  • Other: jacuzzi tub, dog run/chicken run


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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'I have known Kelly M. for several years as a teacher, artist, mother, neighbor and friend. In every capacity she strives for excellence and puts in all her energies. She and her family have a lovely mid-century home in Bloomington.'
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