Tradition, Grace and Craftsmanship
Seneca Parkway, one of Rochester’s most picturesque streets, features graceful homes on expansive lots facing a beautiful tree-lined median. The neighborhood carries the character of nearby Maplewood Park. Within this bucolic setting the 1920s Colonial Revival style home at 377 Seneca Parkway displays all of the grace, dignity and craft with which it was designed. The wood trim and doors, hardwood floors, and fireplace are all the originals, beautifully maintained. In addition, there are several original lighting fixtures gracing the rooms.
You enter the home from a large front porch, passing through a foyer into the main hallway of the home. To the right of the hallway, and through an archway, is the living room. A set of several large windows lends a pleasant sunlit atmosphere to the room. These windows are replacement windows, providing modern heat efficiency, with some of the original leaded glass windows tastefully hung inside to maintain the original design. The original brass sconces grace either side of the window set. There are bookshelves are either side of the fireplace, with leaded glass windows above them.
An archway leads to the dining room, which is also gracefully sunlit by a large set of windows on the side. Double doors of leaded glass lead from the main hallway into the dining room and French doors lead from the dining room to the back porch. The original brass chandelier hangs above the table area. Beautifully ornate original sconces appoint either side of the archway from the living room. The kitchen features its original built-in cupboards with glass doors. Two small closets off from the kitchen have been converted and organized with shelving units to provide ample pantry space. What was formerly a second staircase has been transformed into a pleasant functional powder room.
A large stairway leads from the main hallway to the second floor bedrooms. The original wood rail and banister forwards a beautiful transition to the upstairs. A set of leaded glass windows graces the landing. There is an upstairs center hall with a large built in linen closet. The bath features the original fixtures, a clawfoot bathtub and a pedestal sink as well as the original hexagon ceramic floor tiles. The four bedrooms each have beautiful windows and large closets. The hardwood floors, doors, door finishings and wood trim throughout the upstairs are original to the home and in excellent condition.
Seneca Parkway is within walking distance of Aquinas, Nazareth and John Marshall High Schools, the Maplewood Rose Garden, the Maplewood Public Library and YMCA, a Post Office, hardware store and German deli. The Maplewood Neighborhood Association is an active group, providing a forum for neighborhood issues, as well as events like the Maplewood Rose Festival and connected house tour. Visit them online at: ggw.org/users/mna.
The exterior of the home is stucco and wood siding. Beautifully tended gardens surround the home. The backyard is gated at the driveway and fenced on all sides. There is a three car detached garage with additional workspace above. The full basement is divided into several rooms with a laundry. A brand new gas furnace provides forced air heat and humidifier. 337 Seneca Parkway has 2262 sq. ft. of space and is listed at $129,000 with taxes are $4160. Call Suzanne D. Hutton at Columbus ERA 585-703-0929 for a visit.
Marian Straight is a Landmark Society Volunteer and a Rochester City District Teacher.