337 Whitford Street
2,859 sq. ft.
.53 acre lot
A beautiful colonial in the exclusive Whitford Hill cul-de-sac that marries elegance and casual living.
Welcome to Whitford Hill, just a minute from Livingston Park and the highway, and within walking distance of Hannaford grocery store.
The warm heart of this home is the beautifully updated kitchen--which features granite counters, Crown Point cherry cabinets, and a south-facing window--and the amazingly spacious family room. The vaulted ceiling, thermostatically-controlled gas fireplace, built-in cabinets & shelves, bay window, and sliders to the deck give this room a feeling of casual grandeur.
Your friends can sit at the breakfast bar with a little Chianti while you stir up the risotto and shout encouragement to the Patriots' defense.
You'll no doubt spend much of your time in this room, watching the latest Neflix show, lounging around as you scroll through Facebook, or just enjoying the fireplace glow and telling stories with friends
Detail of the fireplace
In the warmer months you and your friends can carry the Chianti out to the deck and solve the world's problems; or just recline with War and Peace and take a nap in the middle of chapter two. Because the deck is high above the yard, it stays relatively bug-free.
The deck is also a great place to show off your green thumb...
On the opposite side of the house you get a broad, sunny dining area with plenty of windows overlooking the deck and back yard.
There is a second door to the deck from this space, so the flow between indoors and outdoors is great--the perfect arrangement for entertaining.
The dining room is wide open to the living room, which can be as formal or as casual as you wish.
Just off the entry hall you'll find this sleek, updated bathroom with a beautiful onyx sink.
Rounding out the first floor is the cozy study, which features a built-in desk and shelving by Peter Breau Custom Furniture, and which can be closed off from the kitchen by pocket doors.
Upstairs the master suite gets plenty of natural light, and offers both a walk-in closet and a second closet for additional wardrobe space.
The master bathroom was updated with a double vanity, and it features radiant heated tile floors.
The second bedroom is surprisingly large--measuring 20 x 13.5--features two closets, and could fit a couple of beds...plus a whole Lego village!
The third bedroom upstairs has been used as an office and craft room, and includes a double-closet.
The shared upstairs full bathroom was also updated with granite double vanity and heated floors.
Head down to the basement and you'll find the fourth bedroom and its own 3/4 bathroom--a great spot for guests, energetic teenagers, a workout room, or a more private home office.
There's a clean, bright laundry room and a fair amount of dry basement storage space as well.
The garage features two side-by-side bays and a third bay situated obliquely, as well as walk-out access to the driveway and back yard. There is a small workshop area, but the third bay, if you only have two cars to shelter, would make a splendid workshop (a propane heater could easily be added), or just use it for storage as the current owners do.
The deck is a great place for hanging out, but it also provides some cover for things like kayaks, potting tables, firewood, etc.
With lush greenery and flowering plants, the landscaping creates a stunning frame for the classic architecture and a palette for your green thumb.
This home is also just a two-minute drive, or ten-minute walk, to one of the best natural spaces in Manchester--Livingston Park
In addition to the natural spaces, Livingston Park features several soccer and baseball fields, a municipal swimming pool, playground, a running track with bleachers--and it's just across the street from the best chicken tenders in the state at the Puritan Back Room, and a short walk to a Dunkin' Donuts!
The centerpiece of Livingston Park is Dorrs Pond, which has a fine walking trail encircling it--great for jogging, fishing, dog-walking, or just meditating.