Conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood of attractive one and two-story homes, this charming brick Colonial is just around the corner from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Features include built-in bookshelves and cabinetry, an extra large garage, and a backyard screened by stately evergreens. A loft area with a full bath above the garage can serve as an additional bedroom.
Two maple trees stand sentry at the entrance of this brick home. The exterior is enhanced by white trim and a black-shingled roof with a cupola and copper weathervane. Modeled after a similar residence in Colonial Williamsburg and later enlarged by its current owner, the original design is amplified by the addition of a new garage with a loft apartment, and the conversion of the former garage into a sun-filled library with a private entrance.
The living room, library, kitchen and master suite occupy the first level, which has attractive oak flooring. The living room has a built-in corner cabinet for the TV and sound system, and built-in bookcases, recessed lighting and crown molding. French doors open onto a brick porch overlooking the back yard.
The kitchen has white tile counters and cabinetry, a white porcelain double sink and recessed lighting. Appliances to be conveyed include a Kenmore electric range, a Kenmore microwave and a Kitchen Aid dishwasher. The adjacent dining room has a brass chandelier, a chair rail and Colonial Era wallpaper. The dining room opens to a screened porch with brick walls and a ceiling fan. This porch overlooks the yard and provides a perfect spot for relaxing or eating outside. It connects to the open porch accessed from the living room.
The master bedroom has wall-to-wall carpeting, 2 closets and a ceiling fan. The master bath is divided into sections that can be closed for privacy. It has a tiled shower, a vanity with a Corian countertop, a powder room and sinks in two different areas. A linen closet and a laundry area with Kenmore appliances are nearby.
The library has two full walls of floor-to-ceiling bookcases and storage cabinets. The floor is oak, and there is a ceiling fan. Natural light enters the room and is augmented by recessed lighting.
The 2½ bay garage is accessed from the library. The garage has finished walls, insulated doors and a smaller third bay, meant for lawn tractors and garden equipment. It could serve just as well for motorcycle or bicycle storage. There is a separate garden potting room with recessed lights, built-in shelving and laminated counters.
A multipurpose space is over the garage: a large, carpeted room with a full bath. It can serve as a family room or den, a playroom or a private fifth bedroom. The room has a skylight and recessed lighting, a ceiling fan and two closets, and offers the extra storage space and cubbies many homes lack.
The home’s second floor has 3 bedrooms and a shared bath. All the bedrooms have wall-to-wall carpeting. Bedroom One has a dormer with a window seat and built-in storage, and 2 closets. Bedroom Two has 2 East-facing dormers and 2 closets. Bedroom Three has a large closet and overlooks the back yard. The shared full bath has a shower-tub combo, a linoleum floor, and a vanity with a scalloped composite marble sink.
The yard was professional landscaped by Riverbend Nursery. Dogwoods, rhododendrons, boxwoods, smokebushes, butterfly bushes, and ornamental grasses surround the home. The level backyard has a privacy hedge of green giant arborvitae trees on three sides.
A Colonial with contemporary touches, this home offers flexibility and a convenient location near the heart of downtown Lewisburg.