708 CHESAPEAKE ST RONCEVERTE, WV 24970
Walnut Hill Graceful 100-year old Victorian-style home totally renovated & updated, preserving its eye-catching period features while adding modern comforts. 4-bedroom, 2-bath house with level, fenced back yard is located in a tree-lined neighborhood of well-kept homes only 1 mile from Ronceverte Elementary School & 1½ miles from shopping & medical services. Agent owned. Call today!
This graceful 100-year old Victorian-style home has been totally renovated and updated, preserving its eye-catching period features while adding all the modern comforts. Located in Walnut Hill, a friendly, tree-lined neighborhood of well-kept homes only 1 mile from Ronceverte Elementary School and 1½ miles from shopping and medical services, the 4-bedroom, 2-bath house with a level, fenced back yard, is conveniently located for a growing family and ideal for children and pets.
The attractive 2-story white home with a black metal roof is surrounded by catalpa, spruce, cypress, cherry and maple trees, and landscaped with rhododendrons, hydrangeas, Rose of Sharon, lilacs, roses and butterfly bushes. The property includes an authentic carriage house that once stabled horses. Currently used for storage, this outbuilding could be repurposed as a workshop, studio or carport.
A sitting porch with an ornamental wisteria vine overlooks the shady front yard, where hundreds of daffodils bloom in the spring. A decorative screen door and glass front door open into a wide foyer. Tiger striped oak flooring, produced by a quarter sawing milling process to bring out the natural grain, give the floors a distinctive look.
The kitchen includes a convenient eat-at island, a porcelain double sink, custom molded laminate countertops with rounded edges, a 5-burner Bosch gas range with a hooded vent, a Bosch dishwasher, a Kenmore refrigerator with freezer drawer, and plenty of cabinets for storage. The off-white cabinetry, period wallpaper and sconces, tile backsplash and nickel satin faucet add to the kitchen’s country charm.
The large dining room was once the home’s living room. Oversized windows overlook the front yard. Period wallpaper, a chandelier inspired by the craftsmanship of the early 20th Century, and a fireplace (nonworking) with inlaid tile and rococo metalwork add warmth and character.
A spacious family room, a more contemporary addition to the house, provides an informal area for conversation, TV, reading and family activities. French doors open onto a deck and the back yard, making this a natural space for entertaining. The room’s features include a gas log fireplace with a custom wood mantel and brick and tile hearth, a large picture window with side windows, a ceiling fan, wainscoting, and wall-to-wall carpeting.
Also on the main level are a bedroom and bath. The bedroom has a closet and a ceiling fan, and the wood paneling has been painted to match the period look of the home. The bathroom has a glass shower, pedestal sink and tile floor.
A mudroom with a slate floor is near the back door, providing a handy place to leave boots and coats. Hookups for a washer and dryer are also located in this room. As you exit the house, built-in storage cabinets with faux pressed tin doors are an unexpected and appealing extra feature.
A staircase with a handsome leaded glass window leads to the home’s upper level. Three bedrooms and a bath, and a spacious landing with a storage closet are on this second floor.
The large master bedroom has three windows, 2 cedar-lined closets and a ceiling fan. The other bedrooms also have closets and ceiling fans. The bathroom features a cast iron clawfoot tub original to the home, updated with a shower surround. Once considered the epitome of luxury, clawfoot tubs are now valuable antiques, their appealing look often imitated by manufacturers. A pedestal sink and linen closet are also in this bathroom, which has a tile floor.
Extra storage areas include an attic with pull-down access, and an exceptionally clean, dry basement with a concrete floor and painted walls.
Two heating systems serve the home. The main level is heated by a natural gas furnace, while the upper level is served by a heat pump. All areas have central AC. The original electrical wiring has been updated with modern wiring. The original plumbing has been replaced with PEX tubing. Flexible, resistant to corrosion, and easier to install and repair because of fewer connections and fittings, PEX has been called the biggest revolution in home plumbing since the flush toilet.
An attractive and comfortable home in a family-friendly neighborhood, the Walnut Hill Home combines the charm of a Norman Rockwell painting with all the conveniences of the 21st Century.
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