This elegant turn-of-the-century 'Grand Dame' was the quintessence of gentrified Summit living in its day. Beautifully restored and updated over the years, upscale living in this fine center hall Colonial still applies today, 21st-century style. Its fine architectural features have been preserved, with high ceilings, embellished crown moldings, hardwood floors and gracious wide entries into its elegant formal rooms.A desirable center hall floor plan makes gracious entertaining a pleasure.
The entertainment-scale living room has front and back views from oversized windows, a central fireplace with traditional mantel and two sets of French doors to a sunroom with polished bluestone floors and casement windows that open on three sides. The formal dining room features raised paneled wainscoting, a distinctive ceiling medallion and a focal gas fireplace with elaborate mantel. The updated kitchen boasts vintage tin ceiling and trims, with crisp white raised paneled cabinetry, granite countertops, professional-grade appliances, a butler’s pantry, a massive center island and breakfast area. A back staircase to the second floor and a powder room are located nearby. The back hallway has access to a covered side porch and introduces a dramatic great room with soaring cathedral ceiling and suspended ceiling moldings with mounted uplights. A two-story Palladian window presides over the room, flanked on both sides with built-in bookcases. A first-floor office/den adds cachet.
The second floor landing extends into an open loft area that overlooks the great room below, for the perfect respite. Well-appointed bedrooms reside on the second floor; one with a fireplace; another with a walk-in closet and adjacent full bath that opens to the hallway. A pocket-doored entry leads to a sumptuous master suite with wall-to-wall carpeting and a pillared entry to the sitting area with corner fireplace and window seat, plus a huge custom-fitted dressing closet. The spacious master bath spans the home from front to back with high ceilings. A marble-topped double vanity and floors add distinction, with a deep jetted tub, frameless corner shower and a pedestal sink. A laundry room on this floor adds convenience.
Two generous third-floor bedrooms, plus a newer full hall bath, offer extra versatility; one with two skylights; one with undereave attic storage, while an expansive unfinished lower level offers expansion possibilities, if desired.
An added bonus is a heated loft area over the garage that features two finished rooms and newer full bath, ideal as a home office or studio...the possibilities are endless!
Set on .89 acre and ideally located just blocks to Lincoln-Hubbard elementary school, downtown and New York City trains, this showcase home is a Summit treasure.