Thursday, October 16, 2008

House of the Week

I held my lovely listing, 3802 Knightsbridge Road, open on Tuesday. We had 19 agents come through the house, each one pleased with what they saw.

The owners took a plain old split level with 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath and added and remodeled and added again. There are now 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a half bath right where it should be off the kitchen. They put up crown molding to give it a non-60s look as you walk in and got rid of the bluestone planter that was such a cornerstone of these properties. You know immediately you are in a very different home from the original.

They added a HUGE kitchen with stainless steel appliances, built in ovens and a HUGE island. The overhang allows for four stools so the chef of the moment can give demonstrations in cooking (gas and jennaire right on the island!) There's a nook for the computer and patio doors that look onto the deck (of course new!) A mudroom coming in from the garage keeps the floors clean.

Off the kitchen is the master bedroom - also looking out on that new deck and the new HOT TUB, too! Follow through to a walk-in closet - almost enough room but then, there's never enough - and a luxury bath. Two sinks, a shower with seats and pretty tiling, and the great jacuzzi sitting under a window. The day of the broker's open the sun was shining through and the owners had placed a grand vase of flowers on the ledge - truly inviting!

A formal dining room, formal living room are in the front of the home and then upstairs to three bedrooms and a full bath. Go downstairs to the lower level and a family room has been created, large enough for a computer desk, pool table, couch and oversized television. Do the laundry down there, too!

Outside it's an acre lot and a corner lot to boot! Part of it is fenced in - the part with the hot tub, deck and the INGROUND POOL (new liner, 2005). It's very attractively landscaped with a slight rise up to the pool. Sitting in the sun of the large deck was wonderful! I could see through to the front door to welcome agents and stay outside as much as possible.

The rest of the land has several trees, the largest spreading its leaves that then swirled with the autumn wind. If you sit in the Adirondack chair under it you look across to the fields and trees. Very pleasant, soothing....a tall glass of iced tea, Newsweek, the late afternoon sun.....

Many of the agents remembered the home before it was remodeled. They were impressed. Four others came from RE/MAX in Fayetteville because they wanted to see it, and they were impressed also.

Check it out if you're in the area - out Onondaga (past my beautiful 11 Onondaga with the carriage house - available!) to New Seneca Turnpike a mile or so to Knightsbridge in Manor Heights. Offered for $289,900.