4 Beds      3 Baths      2,951 SF      23,750 SF Lot      $400,000    SOLD

5514 Dorsett Dr, Madison, WI 53711

“I believe a house is more a home by being a work of art.” Frank Lloyd Wright

This classic 1955 midcentury modern home debuts with custom updates. Classic architecture of this very special era is woven into every detail of this home. Timeless, singular, and uniquely designed for the wooded private lot.  Iconic MCM features are huge windows to let the outside in, sleek angles, soothing color palettes, and gracious living areas. 

Floor-to-ceiling windows, stone feature wall with gas fireplace, and natural materials throughout. Main rooms are oriented toward the wooded private lot. 

Private owner's suite includes remodeled bathroom with period tile and vessel sink, sunken sitting room overlooking the wooded yard, and vaulted ceiling to let in natural light. 

Newly remodeled 4th bedroom features private bathroom, wood burning stove, and radiant heated floors. It feels Spa-like! Perfect for guests or as an in-law suite.

Spacious kitchen offers vaulted ceilings with transom windows, great storage, and a kitchen island with seating and additional dining. The kitchen flows to a screened in porch. 

Ample storage throughout starting with three double door coat closets off the main entry!

5514 Dorsett Dr-30

  • Master bathroom renovated with custom tile and upgraded fixtures
  • Lower level gutted/renovated
  • Crawlspaces insulated
  • Boiler/radiant heat system was added
  • Electrical panel was upgraded
  • Landscaping 
  • Updated fixtures in all bathrooms 
  • Kitchen dishwasher replaced
  • Gas insert fireplace installed
  • Carport rolling metal doors installed
  • Closet systems added
  • Front door replaced and built-in screen door added
  • Fourth bedroom/library space was gutted/renovated and new windows installed
Courtesy of The City of Madison:
Ranch style homes on larger, wooded lots is a typical home in this neighborhood. Three child care centers, including two private home facilities, are located within the neighborhood. A Golfing center with miniature golf, par three and driving range is close by. Many of the current Orchard Ridge residents are original neighborhood homeowners. Several children have grown up and purchased their own homes in the neighborhood nearby their parents - or have returned to Madison and resettled in the neighborhood they once grew up in. A mature neighborhood with large lots, both private and public schools, including Memorial High School, a National School of Excellence. Four denominational churches are available for religious worship. Close to several major shopping malls.
Recent Accomplishments:
-Local residents worked with PHMDC, REAP Food Group, farmer Robert Pierce to open the SW Community Farmer's Market at Orchard Ridge United Church parking lot (1501 Gilbert Road) in June 2009. Facebook users can become a fan of Madison, WI Southwest Community Farmers Market to get up-to-date news from the market (2009).

-SWAN (Southwest Alliance of Neighborhoods), a coalition of neighborhoods on the southwest side of Madison, have recently formed a neighborhood-based organizations to share information and to work together on activities/projects. One of their first efforts is to design a social contract, Residents Bill of Rights, to set neighborhood standards (2009).

-Received a Neighborhood Planning Grant to identify strategic issues in Orchard Ridge. Hosted two Town Hall Meetings and unveiled Online Neighborhood Survey to solicit input from area residents (2009).

-Develop online tools to communicate with neighbors: Neighbor-to-Neighbor Forum and Neighborhood Watch Email helps area residents connect and keep connected (2008-2009).

-In a City of Madison/Madison Schools partnership, the new Meadowood Community Center opened near the corner of South Whitney Way and Raymond Road, in the Meadowood Shopping Center (adjacent to the library). Recreation and academic enrichment programs provided by Madison School and Community Recreation (MSCR) serve neighbors young and old (2009). http://www.mscr.org/MSCR-MeadowoodCenter.cfm

-Neighborhood residents, business representatives, and other stakeholders within in the neighborhood worked together to prepare the Southwest Neighborhood Plan (adopted January 2008).

For more information, please visit https://orna.wildapricot.org/

or http://www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods/profile/65.html


Robin Anderson-Guernsey

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