Welcome to Roxridge (circa 1845-46) along the Ridge Avenue Thematic Historic District made new, restored and re-envisioned for modern living. Enveloped by greenery, this majestic house is tenderly protected in front by Rare Atlas Cedar trees. Along with beautiful grounds, it was designed to accommodate both gracious entertaining and the day to day bustle of family life. Enter the center hall by way of a front portico, supported by two handsome wood columns, and through a solid mahogany door. Step into the light-filled formal living room, then through to the dining room graced by a beautiful wood mantle over a wood burning fireplace. The family room boasts original plaster crown mouldings and a ribbon of decorative plaster framing the ceiling. All three original rooms have original random-width pine floors, tall windows with elaborate wood casements and high baseboards. The rooms on the first floor have multiple access points to adjoining rooms that create an airy feeling and wonderful flow. From the family or dining room enter the modern kitchen with antiquated wood cabinets, under-cabinet lighting, granite countertops and stunning Mexican tile floor inlaid with Italian marble. The sunny breakfast area is lined with Pella thermopane windows with encased mini-blinds. From the kitchen, view the back picturesque patio enhanced by custom wrought iron window boxes, amid shrubs and mature trees. Sit on the patio and enjoy the sounds of the bubbling fish pond or a variety of birds who are drawn to the nearby Fairmont Park Reservoir. A mud room with enclosed laundry area and a full bathroom with a shower completes the first floor. The rear of the house , not visible from the front features a two car garage with concrete parking pad and a 1+ car garage at the head of a blacktop turntable with parking for six or more cars. Ascending to the second floor follow the mahogany railing with curly maple balusters that continue the third story. On the second floor you will find three spacious bedrooms with original random width pine floors, ample closets and windows. The Master bedroom is bright and looks out onto the backyard. A modern bathroom is bright with ceramic tile wainscoting and a soaking tub. A wall to wall linen closet has adjustable shelves. The third floor has two additional bedrooms with cedar closets and a walk-in closet plus a full bath. Surrounding the house are grounds that feature majestic trees, mature shrubbery, a large patio area and several gardens. This is a Lovely and immaculately maintained residence in a tranquil park-like setting that feels like it's a world away from the City. Here you can enjoy free reign to make this original-rich interior the " Forever home of Your Own."
Features: First floor lay-out allows for an in-law suite! Stunning Curb Appeal with Mature Trees, colorful shrubs and a lush lawn, 18" thick stone walls provide natural insulation and a natural sound barrier from traffic (a Big Savings on Utility Bills). Short walk to the Fairmount Park Reservoir with a 3/4 mile walking path. Approximately 3/4 acre lot, Two garages with large blacktop turntable, parking for 6+ cars/trucks. Concrete fish pond with filtering system. Random width Pine floors throughout.
" Make this Gem Yours."
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