Location, Condition, Space and Natural light--all combine to make one of the most beautiful residences in West Mt Airy. With 6+ bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, 225 West Nippon Street, c.1907, sits on a 1/4 acre lush landscaped lot on an off-the-beaten-path road that is in walking distance to almost everything Mount Airy. The 3-story brick colonial offers early 20th century detail with a singular and flexible floor plan: 1st FLOOR: Covered entrance into a broad and welcoming center hall; powder room and coat closets on either side; Living room stretches from east to west to capture natural light all day boasting a wood-burning fireplace with handsome painted mantel, dentil molding detail, and Mercer tile hearth, and a door on either side leading to the side porch, and it provides space at one end for a sizeable dining room table and chairs; a cozy extra room off the center hall offers a private reading spot or small 1st floor office with its own exit to the back yard; On the other side of the center entry hall is a surprise! A successful 2014 renovation created a most appealing combination family room and cook's kitchen that invites one to be comfortable in all seasons in the family room and warmed by the gas fireplace in winter. The serious cook in the meantime can revel in high end kitchen with quartz counters, ceramic tile backsplash, abundant cabinetry, center island, gas cooking, deep sink with garbage disposal, dishwasher, stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, and 45 bottle wine cooler. A mini-split keeps both rooms cool while glass doors and Pella casement windows let in natural light; Off to the side of the kitchen is functional space providing pantry storage and front loading washer and dryer topped by a quartz folding table. The kitchen leads to private rear patio. 2nd FLOOR: Large bedroom with closet in south-facing corner of the house has door leading to a roof balcony that is seasonally draped in wisteria; 2nd bedroom with fireplace and built-in storage shelving is currently used as an artist's studio; Hall bath with ceramic tile floor and subway tile surround with shower over tub; Long hall includes two hallway linen closets and leads to a spectacular main bedroom suite renovated in 2008-2009: large bedroom, a 2014 renovated main bath with amazing 66" soaking tub with shower, room-sized walk-in closet with center island and vanity, and private reading nook overlooking the gardens. 3rd FLOOR: A flexible plan that accommodates 4 bedrooms and a bath and attic storage OR two bedrooms, a work-out room, an at-home office and storage. You decide! BASEMENT: Full, unfinished, high-ceilinged, for utilities, storage or work areas. Fully water-proofed by BQ Basement in 2020 with french drain, sump pump, back-up battery and transferable warranty. Two 2015 gas-fired Sila furnaces, 75 gallon gas-fired domestic hot water heater, 200 AMP circuit breaker electric service, high-velocity central air cools the 2nd and 3rd floors, Original slate roof on lower pitched surfaces with asphalt shingle at top. Over-sized one-car garage with loft storage above. Gardens are filled with colorful perennials and mature shrubs. Location: on a one-way quiet street in a diverse community of all ages, connected by a Google list-serve, seasonal celebrations and the convenience of the Allen Lane commuter train station just steps away. Condition: exemplary. Space: 4,243 square feet with high ceilings and delightful architectural detail. Natural light: broad double hung and casement windows along with glass french doors, a wall of glass at the back of the kitchen, windows that wrap around the reading nook of the main bedroom, the bank of windows that light up the dining table--all contribute to a sense of well-being that pervades this lovely home. Seller prefers settlement after July 31, 2022. Showings start Saturday, 5/7.
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