This enchanting 1895 Northside Victorian blends the character of Old World charm with modern 21st century chic...boasting extensive renovations, sophisticated home systems and professionally decorated with today’s homebuyer in mind. Originally a guest house for a prominent Summit resident and philanthropist, William E. Badeau, 226 Summit Avenue was built in 1900 in the style of its Victorian era.
High ceilings, fine hardwood floors, crown moldings, oversized windows and three working fireplaces define many of the rooms throughout the home.
The first floor was totally renovated, beginning with a fireside reception foyer that is vintage Victorian--a room unto itself that is an ideal gathering place before entering the home's formal rooms. Picture windows and a corner fireplace with decorative mantel add warmth to the inviting living, while the formal dining is outfitted with built-in custom cabinetry, granite-topped bar area with wine fridge and an oversized antique focal mirror to give it just the right touch.
A swinging door opens from the dining room into a stunning, renovated designer kitchen and breakfast area. Modern white cabinetry is set against gleaming caesarstone countertops that include a seated center island. Top-of-the-line appliances include a double Dacor oven with six-burner cooktop, Miele dishwasher, and more. A walk-in pantry and custom banquette seating in the breakfast area set beneath glass front cabinetry with internal lighting add beauty and functionality. An open mud area with custom cubbies leads from the kitchen to a side deck for extended outdoor relaxation. A rear hallway with stairway to the lower level offers access to an oversized two-car garage with loft area.
The comfortable family room features extensive custom built-ins, desk, bookcases and entertainment center, with access to a large rear deck that wraps around to the front. A tasteful, fully renovated powder room is located nearby.
A wonderful second-floor lounge area was re-imagined with a wall of built-ins, window seat and plantation shutters, offering a quiet respite at the end of the day. Three large bedrooms, including the master suite all have their own private adjoining baths and generous closets. The master suite addition (completed in 1996) is grand scale, encompassing a master study/home office with custom built-ins. The luxurious master bath, updated in 2014, is marble-clad and skylit, featuring oversized twin vanities, a jetted tub and oversized shower, complete with his- and her- oversized walk-in closets and vanity/dressing area with built-in drawers.
Versatility abounds on the third floor, with three additional bedrooms and a full hall bath that may also be used as guest quarters, play room or home office--buyer's choice!
The expansive lower level includes a laundry room, half bath, exercise/game areas, two storage rooms, and more. High ceilings provide excellent potential for further completion, if desired. Attractive extras include newer central air conditioning systems, sprinkler system, generator, Sonos sound system with built-in speakers in select rooms, and so much more.
Set on a picturesque corner property convenient to downtown, NYC trains and Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School, this turn-of-the-century gem is one of Summit's showplaces.
Architectural Style: Victorian