Steady Stewards - Celebrate City Living


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FAIRPORT; 1710 AYRAULT RD, $279,900.
over 2 ACRES. Incredible space, storage, and views!
This 3200+ colonial has been cared for the same
owner for more than 25 years. Possible development
opportunity on this large lot as well, please call Ryan
Smith - 218-2802, Re/Max Realty Group
Ryan Smith
NYS Licensed Real
Estate Salesperson
HENRIETTA: 202 RIVERS RUN. $169,900.
A great 55+ community. Country setting yet close to
city amenities. Walk to Osher Lifelong Learning
Institute. Spacious 1551 sf. one floor townhouse. Great
Room with gas fireplace, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, office,
patio. Appliances stay. Open Saturday, 10/31, 2-4.
Please call
Licensed Real Estate
Steady Stewards
63 Edgeland Street
The Homestead Heights Neighborhood in
northeast Rochester was developed during
the first half of the 20th century. It’s a quiet,
well-maintained residential neighborhood, bordered by commercial corridors on Clifford Ave.,
Goodman St., Bay St., and Culver Rd. Within
walking distance on these commercial streets
are some of the city’s most iconic local eateries—Savoia Pastry Shoppe, Donuts Delite,
and James Brown’s Place. The neighborhood’s
sweet spot was home to Mayor Thomas Ryan
when he served Rochester from 1974-1994.
Around the corner from Mayor Ryan’s home,
Edgeland Street is still stately with sidewalks,
street lights, and mature trees. Number
63 is a wood frame American Foursquare,
whose owners were also good stewards: they
have eschewed commercial and decorative
fads to preserve original hallmarks of 1926
A friendly front porch presents to the street,
yet the house is situated sideways, with its
formal entrance at the driveway, where a
gabled entry with Doric columns welcomes
visitors. Overhead, the roofline features
well-vented, deep soffits, adding grace while
fighting ice dams.
Inside the front door, an enclosed foyer is
a veritable time machine, where gumwood
and leaded glass surround the original white
mosaic tile floor. A full-length beveled mirror
on the coat closet door adds sparkle to this
heat-efficient entry.
In the ample front hall, a center-entrance layout
presents the natural wood stairway ahead, an-
chored by a square-cut newel post resembling
a giant chess game king piece. Overhead, an
Arts and Crafts style ceiling light illuminates the
unspoiled woodwork in every direction.
To the right, the living room crosses the full
front of the house, with leaded glass French
doors offering private entry to the porch.
Signature Arts and Crafts leaded windows
flank a decorative brick fireplace and bookcase.
To the left of the front hall, a big bay window
brightens the dining room. The adjoining eat-in
kitchen is tastefully current with high-functioning
layout, today’s appliances, and cherry cabinets
complementing the house-wide woodwork.
Upstairs, the generous landing offers more
vintage elements. Paneled gumwood doors
open to three bedrooms, linen closet, and a
walk-up unfinished attic. The master bedroom
spans the front of the house, with ceiling fan
and two windowed closets. In the full bath,
bead board walls and original pedestal sink
trim out a white mosaic tile floor echoing the
downstairs foyer.
Out back, a partially fenced yard, border
garden, and two-car garage offer privacy with
minimal maintenance on a .10 acre lot, allowing
owners to savor the heritage within this 1,323
square foot home.
Nothnagle’s Sam Morreale, 585-506-7820, lists
this home at $79,900 with $3,000 taxes.
by Melissa C. Hopkins
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