Welcome to 7337 Springfield Ave at its best! This vintage stately colonial circa 1924 built for the Clarkes has been a Sykesville landmark for nearly a century. The seller’s grandfather, Clarence Clarke, had the house custom built to his specifications, and was an important player in the Town of Sykesville, and one of the original founders of the town’s first bank. His daughter, Dorothy Clarke Schafer, lived her life here and made important contributions to Sykesville by starting the Historic District Commission and the Gate House Museum. The home is a historian’s delight and steeped in Sykesville history and tradition. Some of the custom design elements include cypress molding and doors throughout, southern yellow pine floors also throughout, French doors with original beveled glass, pocket doors, skeleton key entry, push-button light-switches, original chandeliers, upstairs sleeping porch, and a charming widow’s walk. Upon entry into the home, you are welcomed by a wide foyer hallway, a classic office/den on the left, a large family room with original brick fireplace on the right, formal dining room with bay window, updated kitchen with center island and original farm sink, large butler’s pantry, and a laundry/mud room with updated powder room. A beautiful hardwood staircase takes you to the second floor landing where you will find four ample-sized bedrooms (one with access to the sleeping porch) and an updated full bath and linen closet. Through another door you will find a staircase which leads you to the fourth floor complete with an extra-large bedroom, enormous walk-in cedar closet, the widow’s walk, and eaves storage. The lowest level features an unfinished basement with high enough ceilings to keep it as storage or finish it off as you wish. The outdoor space is as entreating as the inside – large front porch recently updated beckons you to entertain and enjoy the quiet avenue with sitting and dining space, yard with mature landscaping and open areas to use as you please yet private, 2-car detached garage, and chicken coop for additional storage or to raise chickens! New hot water heater installed last week. This property is truly one of a kind! Freshly painted throughout, open and airy, walking distance to Sykesville shops and eateries – a true Sykesville treasure! Proximity to dining, shopping, and major arteries - this home truly has it all! This home won't last long!
Listing courtesy of Cummings & Co. Realtors. Contact: (410) 823-0033