The elegance and charm of early 20th century architecture are captured in this Colonial Revival style home, built in 1910, at 306 Rosedale Street. The grand front porch with its six stately round columns spans the front of the home and is the perfect place to sit and relax drinking lemonade or iced coffee on Rochester's warm summer days. Through the oak front door, which features beveled plate glass, is an inviting foyer with entrances to the living room and to a room the perfect size for a small office. A cast plaster floral motif circles the ceiling light fixture in the side room.
The living room and the adjoining dining room, which may be separated by hardwood pocket doors, each include leaded glass bay windows that showcase a stained glass red rose design. The dining room is graced by a second set of four stained and leaded glass windows featuring the same rose emblem. Adjacent to the dining room is a small room offering an entrance to the kitchen and an entrance to the front hall through a swinging door. These downstairs rooms have well-maintained oak floors, and the natural chestnut trim throughout the home is of exceptional quality.
From the dining room is the entrance to a full downstairs bathroom with a bathtub and shower. Sparkling green glass tiles enhance the white ceramic tile walls and floor in the room.
The main stairway to the second floor is accessed through the small front office room. At the landing are several leaded glass windows and a door to an adjoining back staircase leading from the kitchen area. Four medium-sized bedrooms, each with a large closet, flank the upstairs hall. One of the bedrooms includes a full kitchen sink and cabinets. This sink is ideal for craft or painting projects. A blue and white tiled floor accents the upstairs full bathroom with tub and shower
This backyard, with carefully landscaped rock-lined flowerbeds and vegetable planters, is perfect for the avid gardener. There are spacious areas for storage of garden equipment inside the house and in an outdoor garden shed.
Three Hundred Six Rosedale Street, off of Monroe Avenue, is in Rochester's Upper Monroe Neighborhood. Within convenient walking distance are the Monroe Family Branch YMCA, the Monroe Branch of the Rochester Public Library, a Wilson Farms convenience store, Cobbs Hill Park, and many restaurants on Monroe Avenue. Within a short driving distance are the businesses and shops of downtown Rochester and the campuses of St. John Fisher College, Nazareth College, and the University of Rochester.
The attic and basement both offer ample storage space. The asking price for the 1,680 square foot home at 306 Rosedale is $149,500. Annual taxes are $4,136. For more information please contact Marilyn Schutte of Nothnagle Realtors at (585) 461-6324.
by Padraic Michael Collins-Bohrer
Mr. Collins-Bohrer resides in downtown Rochester and is a Landmark Society volunteer.