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Deep in the lush, green heart of College Heights, nestled upon one of Rome’s seven hills, lies an eclectic home fit for a fairy tale.
Occupying almost 4000 square feet of space on one level, this gorgeous home was originally a ranch style built in 1938. In the time elapsed it has effectively become an amalgamation of dreams, and yet has not suffered for its various owners’ visions of perfection. Sprawling across the hillside, this fanciful home has both the charm of an antique and the allure of a modern home, fit with all its conveniences.
Located at 15 Rockridge Rd, Rome, this home rests upon over an acre of old growth forest and creeping ivies. Sporting three bed rooms and three full baths, this home is well equipped to handle even the largest of families
and all their varying needs. The magnificent family room is a stunning space with vaulted ceilings, skylights, picture windows and a wood burning fireplace. A mother-in-law sweet is attached to the original home with its own drive way and entrance, in effect turning two homes into one.
The broad array of nearly floor to ceiling windows along the connecting hallway and sunroom allow an abundance of natural light into the home. The master suite boasts its own attached study and bathroom, and the older side of the home is complete with a butler’s pantry and corner cabinets in the dining room and kitchen.
Hardwood floors span from the small, but functional, kitchen all the way to the connecting hallway, which is floored in a classic black and white tile. The mother-in-law sweet is carpeted, making it a cozy place to relax. There are two more functioning fireplaces in the home, one in the living room and the last in the master bedroom, though only the family room is wood burning.
Stepping into the back yard is equal to stepping into a new world filled with greenery. The stone patio is enclosed by a rustic rock wall, featuring an outdoor fireplace turned stunning water feature, with a waterfall winding its way down between the ivy into a small pond. Between the patio and garden shed lies a well kept lawn and a plethora of garden space.
A two car garage is attached to the kitchen by a covered breezeway so you can bring the groceries in without getting drenched on rainy days. As an added benefit of being located in such an enchanting old growth forest, a walking trail begins next to the home that meanders farther into the woods and even leads to a small creek. Perfect for taking the pets for a stroll or an adventure in the woods, there is no shortage of natural beauty and peace to be found, despite being centrally located within Rome’s many amenities.
Anne Laughlin fell in love with this old, eclectic dream home the moment she saw it, and now that the Laughlins are ready to move on, they are sure you will as well. Whether you would like to sit and soak in the sun in the comfort of its walls, enjoy the oasis that is the backyard, or perhaps find a quiet place to read a book, this home has something to offer for everyone.
To find out more about this property or to arrange a private viewing, contact Hardy Realty at 706-291-4321.