Norman Cottage, designed by William Price, founder of Rose Valley and a proponent of the Arts and Crafts movement, designed this signature home that offers beautiful craftsmanship and unique design elements. The home has been loved, well maintained and improved over the years carefully and with great sensitivity. The current owner is only the third owner since the home was built in 1910. Oversized and unique Mercer tiles throughout, intricate brick details that frame the two wood burning fireplaces, elegant architecture that creates visually pleasing functional spaces throughout the home, a pocket door at the top of the staircase, a motorized staircase to the attic......these are just a few of the many features that make the home unique and artistic in its presentation. And the attention to detail continues as you move outside. Beautifully landscaped and manicured gardens with mature trees, large covered porches, specimen plantings, patios and hardscaped walks that grace the property and multiple options for relaxing outdoors, enjoying privacy surrounded by lush vegetation, gardening or hosting friends. And be sure not to miss the detached car lover's dream garage with many embellishments including an automated hydraulic car lift, heating and air conditioning, an epoxy floor, enhanced lighting and more. The home is accessed through the front porch adjacent to the driveway, and the entry provides unimpeded views of the naturally lit living room with a fireplace that boasts noteworthy decorative Mercer tiles, a brick hearth and surround, seven large windows and a glass door that leads to the large covered oversized back porch, an open staircase with a landing that is home to a gold gilded mirror that spans two floors (and will remain with the house), and a view to the updated eat in kitchen with top of the line appliances and ample granite counter space that will likely appeal to any chef. The powder room is tucked away by the staircase, somewhat removed from the public spaces. The kitchen with CrownPoint cabinetry and lots of storage is open to the dining room which too is bathed in natural sunlight, includes its own distinct wood burning fireplace with equally notable Mercer tile and brick details, can easily accommodate service for eight to ten guests and also leads to the living room and the back covered porch. If you are looking for a home with strong circulation that lends itself to entertaining, Norman Cottage fits the bill. Upstairs are four bedrooms, two full baths and laundry facilities. The main bedroom which currently shows a king sized bed, includes a large private bath with a glass enclosed marble tiled shower, separate water closet and raised vanity. The other three bedrooms are each unique and are spacious. Accessed by a motorized staircase in the upstairs hallway ceiling, the attic offers additional storage for the holiday decorations, personal records, etc. and contains a special rack for storing the storms windows and screens when they not in use. The walk-out basement is partially finished, houses some construction materials, mechanicals for the home, household supplies, a large safe which will remain with the house and has two man doors that lead to the grilling patio to rear of the property. Not to mention a finished area and plenty of space to store personal items or bulk items from a Costco run. A property inspection was performed by the Owner and will be provided prior to the receipt of any offers upon request. Additionally, the home is part of the Rose Valley Historical District as designated by DOI. Info and guidelines provided upon request. Detailed listing of features also available. Close to RV Swim/Tennis Club, Hedgerow Theater, walking trails and public transportation.
PLEASE NOTE: Showings Thursday 4/14 through Sunday 4/17 9-5, Starting Monday 4/18, showings will be M-F 3-5 pm, S/S 9 am - 5 pm, and by appointment. Please allow 24 hours notice. Call Agent With Concerns.