Rustic Cottage in the Heart of Matthews
• 2797 sqft , 2 bath , 1 half bath , 3 bdrm 1 1/2 story – FOR SALE USD395,000 .
in Sardis Grove, Matthews
Discover this updated cottage/bungalow in the heart of Matthews. Wide steps and a real rocking chair front porch welcome you to this home. You’ll find lots of space inside with big rooms on the main and upper levels plus a basement with a big finished recreation room and office/studio space.
You’ll find this charmer tucked away in the woods at the end of a private driveway. The property is located near the end of a quiet street with no through traffic. With no homeowners association, this is the perfect place for someone who wants to get away but still enjoy the amenities of nearby downtown Matthews.
Welcome guests and enjoy nature from the front porch. Step inside to find a home with personality. The heart of the home is the spacious open great room-dining-kitchen area. A handsome brick fireplace with gas logs creates a cozy spot for cool winter evenings. Recessed lighting illuminates the beautiful refinished wood flooring. Whitewashed rustic wainscoting adds charm. There’s plenty of space for dining and entertaining at the breakfast bar and in the dining area. Big windows allow light to fill the room. A built-in on one wall has space for decorative items and books.
The dining area accommodates a large table. Floor-to-ceiling windows and atrium doors to the deck create opportunities for enjoying the trees and watching birds.
The kitchen sparkles with new white cabinetry, recessed and under-cabinet lighting, and extensive quartz countertops. The stone backsplash adds a rustic touch.
The kitchen cabinetry includes so many special features. Glass front doors above the breakfast bar store your special dishware. The corners have two lazy susans including one that pulls out for easy access. The shelving rolls out and the deep drawers have “sneaky” drawers inside so that you can store pots in the bottom and lids in the top. A wine rack holds your favorite bottles. Appliances include the refrigerator, stove, microwave and a dishwasher behind a cabinet door. You’ll find more cabinetry around a coffee bar in the breakfast area. Sip your morning coffee and enjoy the views in this pretty spot.
An updated powder room is located on the main level along with a laundry. The folding table in the laundry remains.
A very spacious master suite with big windows is located on the main level of this home. This room has laminate flooring. A “barn door” with mirror covers the opening between the bedroom and master bathroom.
The master bathroom has been updated with new vanities, medicine chests and tile flooring. A garden tub/shower has glass doors and tile surround. The master closet is a deep double closet with mirrored doors.
Upstairs you’ll find two big bedrooms and a hall bath. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet plus two walk-in attic accesses. The upstairs bedrooms in this home are large enough for seating areas plus beds and other furniture.
A huge recreation room with fireplace is found in the basement. This area has space for all your activities. Think playroom, media room, teen hangout or hobby room. Gas logs in both fireplaces up and down have thermostats and provide auxiliary heat in the winter. You’ll also find space for snacking and game tables in the basement. An unfinished section has room for a small workshop.
The unfinished section of the basement has an outside entrance. Inside you’ll find a small entry and a 14×13 music studio. The basement entry for the music studio also has a small space used for exercise equipment. The black refrigerator does not stay.
The music studio doesn’t have central heat. It is cool in summer and heated with a small portable space heater in the winter. Need a home office? This is a great place for it.
If you love outdoor living, you’ll find the perfect spot for all your activities whether on the big deck extending across the back of the house or in the yard. Relax or entertain on the deck which is sheltered by mature trees making it shady and cool in the summer.
What a magnificent setting to call home. The roof and gutter system with leaf guards were replaced in 2015. Imagine the fun of a fire pit or a quiet walk in this big wooded backyard. A tree swing or tree house would be at home here. Enjoy exploring the deep backyard for creatures large and small.
Downtown Matthews is just a few minutes away within walking or bicycling distance if you like. You can shop at the farmers market, find a great restaurant, have a drink at a taproom or wine bar, go to the post office or library or attend a community festival in the historic center of this small town.