This four-story colonial house has all of the classic features one expects from this style-red brick, black shutters, white windows and trim, red brick stoop with black iron handrail leading up to the black six panel front door with its graceful elliptical fanlight, sidelights and arched roof. The one-story sunroom with its shed roof is clad in white lap siding. Between the house and the detached garage off the side street is a fenced yard that has both hardscaped and landscaped areas with mature trees to shade the brick patio, gardens and raised vegetable beds.
The floor plan functions very well. Wide wall openings on each side of the central foyer lead to both the living room and dining room. The living room with a fireplace spans the full depth of the house and has direct light from the front and rear windows and indirect light from the adjacent sunroom. The sunroom has brick floors and the windows’ solar orientation bring sunlight throughout the day. The corner dining room is a sunny space with windows at both the front and side walls and is open to the kitchen. I loved the kitchen with the wood floors, wood free-standing island with an overhang for bar stools, black cabinets, white countertops, white subway tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. The rear French door leads to the terrace for easy entertaining.
The second floor master bedroom is located over the living room with the walk-in closet over the foyer. The bath is accessible from both the master bedroom and the stair hall. The bath’s white octagonal tile flooring with its black accent tile is perfectly scaled for the space and the white fixtures including a pedestal lavatory opposite the window create an appealing space. The master closet could become a second bath by extending the stair hall and adding replacement closets at the rear of the master bedroom. The other two bedrooms are located at the opposite corners of the house. There is also a third level with windows at each gable end wall and a full basement with a family room, storage and laundry.
Classic Colonial style and four floors of space with off-street parking plus a garage-just one block from Idlewild Park and nearby is the YMCA the shops and entertainment areas of downtown Easton.
For more information about this property contact Janet Larson with Benson and Mangold at 410-822-6665 (o), 410-310-1797 (c) or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more photographs and pricing visit www.shoremove.com, “Equal Housing Opportunity”. Photography by Janelle Stroop, 845-744-2758, Janelle@Thruthelensphotos.com
Spy House of the Week is an ongoing series that selects a different home each week. The Spy’s Habitat editor Jennifer Martella makes these selections based exclusively on her experience as a architect.
Jennifer Martella has pursued her dual careers in architecture and real estate since she moved to the Eastern Shore in 2004. Her award winning work has ranged from revitalization projects to a collaboration with the Maya Lin Studio for the Children’s Defense Fund’s corporate retreat in her home state of Tennessee.