816 Maple Street
3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms
.20 acres, near Livingston Park
Welcome to 816 Maple Street on Manchester's north side, just down the road from Livingstone Park, and within walking distance of Dunkin Donuts!
Pull in the garage or driveway--there's plenty of space for multiple cars--and bring your groceries up the deck and into the house. Drop your coat and boots in the mud room, which is big enough to hold your gear and still serve as an office or hold and indoor dog house.
The kitchen is a model of style, efficiency, and utility, with a variety of cabinets (plus pantry closet) and a breakfast nook where you can fall in love with your coffee all over again each morning.
The dining room is equal parts elegant and casual, and features a classic bench seat and built-in bookcases and storage drawers.
With such a spacious living room, you can configure it for cozy nights at home or large, convivial gatherings.
The front entry is as elegant and charming as the rest of the house...
Upstairs you have warm, pine floors throughout. The main bedroom gets nice morning light, and has his-and-hers closets, one of which is a walk-in. Guess which is hers?
There is almost no wasted space in this home. The upstairs hall includes two linen and sundry closets, featuring the same classic glass doorknobs and hardware that appear throughout.
The second bedroom is surprisingly large and also features its own walk-in closet.
The full bath upstairs is nicely updated but retains some quaint features, like the arched ceiling and offset handles in the shower.
The third bedroom receives some great southern light, and the closet situation here will make you smile. It has matching small closets on either side, with additional finished space beyond. Great for storage, sure, but even better as a cozy home for a princess's stuffed menagerie or a Ninja hide-out.
Down in the basement you get some built-in storage, laundry (the washer and dryer are staying), a cedar closet, and a tool/paint room, and a couple of extra radiators. You'll also see the newer boiler and hot water heater (both 7 years old). With an updated 200 amp electrical system and a fairly young roof, as well, you won't have to worry too much about major capital expenses for a while.
Back outside, in addition to the large deck, you'll find enough yard to run around in, and a custom-made playhouse with climbing wall and slide. There is also a fenced area just out the side door that is perfect when Rover needs a quick trip to nature.
The garage is extra wide, so there's plenty of room for mowers and blowers, a workbench and tools, and bikes and kayaks.
This home is also just a two-minute drive, or five-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!
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.
With its combination of style, updates, and location, you won't want to miss this beautiful home!