It’s nearing midsummer, and along with the heat come the bugs. One of the best ways to escape the onslaught is in an enclosed porch, where you can catch a breeze without the bites.
This three-bedroom Arts & Crafts Revival house was built in 1928. It sits on a knoll in the quiet Randall Heights neighborhood in Middletown, Orange County.
The front porch is bright and inviting, with lots of screens to let in the light and air. The floor is painted in the traditional gray, but could use a touchup.
Inside are hardwood floors and neat design touches like the frosted, leaded-glass front door. The living room’s got nice, big windows.
That arched doorway is a retro beauty, and it leads into a bright dining room.
The kitchen has granite counters and a mix of solid and mullioned-glass-front cabinets, with a tiled backsplash and undercounter task lighting.
Granite also covers an island that holds the oven and offers seating for two. The door in the back leads to another enclosed porch in the back.
There’s a main-level laundry room, too, with another door to the backyard.
Finishing off the main level is a good-sized bedroom with a sliding-barn-door closet.
The full bath has farmhouse-chic wainscoting, a tub/shower combo, a single-sink vanity, and a cute, original sashed window.
Head up these stunning stairs (noting the paneled door on the side, a la Harry Potter)…
…to a hardwood-floored hall. Up here, according to the listing, are “two to three bedrooms”—but there are no photos of them.
But there are photos of this neat full bath, with a granite-topped sink, wainscoting, and a small tub/shower.
The back of the house sports a smaller enclosed porch, and a peek of the original rubble foundation that’s a hallmark of late-1920s builds.
This porch is equally bright and airy as its front-of-the-house counterpart, with more of the black-white-gray decor.
The third-of-an-acre property includes a detached garage and carport; the house’s attic and unfinished basement offer more storage options, too. It’s close to shopping, schools, and public transportation, and an easy drive to major highways.
If this commuter-friendly, easy-on-the-wallet home charms you, find out more about 64 Roosevelt Avenue, Middletown, from Metsie Schmoll with Curasi Realty.