Colonial Revival Charm
Situated on a curved corner opposite Aberdeen Square Park, 330 Aberdeen exudes charm from the curb. The landscaped lawn and well-maintained exterior of this 1925 center entrance Colonial Revival draw the eye. This property certainly is worth a second look.
The front door opens into an entryway tiled in original octagonal tiles. On either side, flanking the space, are wide coat closets with gumwood doors. Another door opens into the living room, a large space with a generous bow window that allows plenty of natural light to flood the room. At one end of the room is a working wood burning fireplace situated between built-in, glass fronted bookcases. The other end of the room opens onto a generous sunroom. The doors, moldings, and trim work throughout the house are all a lovely natural gumwood. The glass panels set into doors, bookcases and windows in the home are an unusual beveled grid pattern.
Beyond the living room is the well-lit dining room. The walls are currently painted a warm terracotta color, which nicely compliments the natural woodwork and hardwood floors. Through the dining room is the good-sized kitchen. A side door leads out to the backyard, or down to the clean basement. The home is heated with gas and is air-conditioned.
The second floor consists of a full bath and three bedrooms, each with closet space. The finished attic adds to the living space of the home. The walls and dormers are done in tongue and groove knotty pine paneling. A skylight and track lighting brighten the space, which is heated with electric baseboard units. The area provides storage and could also serve as an office or a playroom for the home’s new occupants. The back yard is enclosed with a privacy fence and is nicely landscaped with a pergola, rosebushes, lilac and magnolia bushes and other perennials. A detached two-car garage is located just a few steps from the back door.
Located in the quiet residential Sibley tract in the 19th Ward, 330 Aberdeen Street has a lot to offer. The 19th Ward is one of Rochester’s most ethnically and economically diverse neighborhoods. The community association is one of the oldest continually operating neighborhood groups in the country and is very active. The association sponsors an annual house tour and community dinners as well as the Square Faire, a yearly neighborhood celebration held across the street in Aberdeen Square Park.
With its proximity to Frederick Law Olmsted’s Genesee Valley Park, Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester, I-390, the Rochester International Airport, the neighborhood is an ideal location. The home is conveniently located to John Walton Spencer School No. 16 and Wilson Magnet High School, which was recently ranked 24th in Newsweek’s top 100 schools in America. The area is preparing for the Brooks Landing project, a new development that will include a hotel, restaurant, office and retail space, as well as a boat landing, boardwalk and connections to bike and hiking paths.
This 1,675 square foot house is in move in condition. The property is listed for $125,900, taxes are $3,563. For more information contact Adrienne Kllc of RE/MAX Realty Group at (585) 218-6812.
Emily Cihon Fehnel
Emily works at the University of Rochester and is a Landmark Society Volunteer.