The Home that Kept Growing
Brookgrove, Grove City, OH 43123 -- SOLD
$135,000 | 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 864/1,619 SqFt
Why We Love It
1. The Addition. People usually love the charm and character of the 1950's-built homes of Brookgrove (aka "The Groves") but the one complaint we commonly hear from Buyers is that they "just aren't big enough". That shouldn't be a problem here thanks to the family room addition added to the side of this home. This room brought the 50's floor plan into the 21st century with room for your 55" Samsung... plus a large pass-through opening it up to the kitchen... plus it leads to the screened-in porch... and has access to the finished basement. This addition will be your hub for most activities. When you toss in an abundance of windows, a gas fireplace, and vaulted ceilings... it's not hard to understand why this room is #1 on our list.
2. The Basement. That's right, you heard us say that it has a finished basement too. Finished in 1975, you can almost hear the Zeppelin vinyl crackling in the background while you belly up to the built-in bar. This whole level has a great retro feel too it. You could keep that vibe alive with a couple lava lamps and papasans or you could easily modernize it with a fresh coat of paint and some new finishes. Either way, you've got another 550 square feet of living space down here, including another bathroom and a 4th bedroom/office.
3. The Exterior. Personally, I love the contrasting colors and materials on the exterior of the half-shingle/half-vertical siding home. With the siding, the offset roof line, the front landscaping, the screened-in porch, and the massive hedge on the property line... this home holds your interest the moment you look at it. When I view homes, I'm always looking for something unique or special and this home has unique written all over it. You also have a large 2 car garage with tons of additional parking in the extended driveway (for all the friends who want to come to your amazing parties) and a tidy little yard out back for Fido, cornhole, or a swing set.
What You Need To Know
This Brookgrove home was built in 1955 with an original 864 square feet. After the addition of a family room and the finishing of the basement, the home now has approximately 1,619 square feet of living space (not including the screened-in porch).
Main Floor: The front door leads you into the original living room with combination of sheet rock, beadboard, and stone on the walls. Simply add a fresh coat of paint and pull up the carpet to expose the original hardwood floors underneath to give this home a modern look. A couple of large windows keep the room bright and because you have the large family room on the other side of the home, this would make a great lounging area. Add a comfortable couch and a good book and you'll have it made.
If you continue down the hall and venture deeper into the home, you find the 3 bedrooms and full bathroom of this level. Each bedroom comes equipped with its own ceiling fan and you could continue the cosmetic touches you made in living room to create a unified feel in this half of the home.
Back in the living room again, we also find the doorway leading to the kitchen. Unlike many homes of this era, this kitchen is larger and has an open feel to it. You have plenty of counter space for food prep and lots of quality cabinet storage as well. A large "pass-through" was created to open the flow into the family room addition.
This family room is what really sets the home apart from its competition. With access to the side/rear door, it's probably where you and your regular guests will enter the home most frequently (allowing the formal living room and bedrooms to remain a more private area of your home). It's a large room - approximately 220 sq.ft. - that feels even larger thanks to the vaulted ceiling. Windows surround you on 3 sides so the room is always flooded with natural light. Whether you're spending an evening at home by yourself or hosting a large group of friends, you'll spend a lot of time in this great room.
Lower Level: You can also head right down the steps from the family room and into your finished basement. It's currently arranged as a couple of large entertaining areas and a couple of smaller private areas. At the bottom of the steps you have the largest of the rooms that is wide open and ready for a ping pong table, couple of couches, or the video game TV. Another full bathroom is located off this room as well.
A doorway leads you to a slightly smaller room with a built-in bar where you can channel your inner Tom Cruise, Moe Szylak, Dennis Reynolds, or Sam Malone (depending which generation you hail from). With the decades-worth of stories these walls have heard, the Sellers hope you'll have as much fun down here as they did.
A 4th bedroom space was added down here as well but it would make a perfect office if you don't need the extra bed.
Exterior: Going out the rear/side door of the family room leads to the screened-in porch. The vaulted ceiling continue out here but they have the added touch of the exposed rafters too. You're likely to spend a good amount of time out here too.
The 2 car garage has space for multiple vehicles and all of the "stuff" you accumulate over time... but have no idea where to put. Lawnmowers, bicycles, table saws, cornhole boards, seasonal decorations... there is room for all of it.
The landscape (front and back) is nice and neat and while there is enough lawn for you or your pets to enjoy, you won't have to spend too much time on the mowing.
Updates: The big ticket items that are important, but not fun to update, are already updated for you. The furnace, air conditioner, and hot water tank were all updated this year and the roof was done in 2009. That means you can focus all of your time and attention on the fun stuff that make the home "yours".
Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.