As you meander down the tree-lined streets of Hampden Avenue, and take in the beautiful sights and sounds of Hampden Park, imagine being able to call this home. Enjoy living in a neighborhood where people stay, neighbors become friends. Opportunities to socialize, mingle and help your community arise often and it will be easy to become a part of this special neighborhood. Welcome home to 980 Hampden Avenue!
Treasured by the same owners for over 40 years, this grand two plus story home is ready for its next owner. From the moment you arrive, the care and love that has flowed through this house is evident. The open front porch is perfect for sitting, reading, watching, and chatting with neighbors – with spring just around the corner, this is sure to be a very well-used space!
A spacious foyer invites you inside and opens to a large living room. The handsome gas fireplace offers the perfect spot to cozy up while watching the snow fall, creating a winter wonderland, through the large windows overlooking Hampden Park. Regardless of the season, you’ll be able to enjoy watching the fall colors change, children playing, dogs fetching balls and neighbors enjoying nature.
Interesting tidbit from the homeowners: “Directly across from the house is a beautiful autumn colored maple which was planted in honor of Elizabeth Clark, a woman who lived directly across the park. She was the driving force behind getting the City to save this little enclave of residences back when the new highway (280) was taking out a large section of homes. It is a story that should not be forgotten.”
Centrally located between the kitchen and living room, and featuring a lovely built-in buffet, exquisite woodwork, hardwood floors, plate rail and crown moulding, the old world charm of the dining room creates the perfect backdrop for hosting grand parties, intimate dinners or family gatherings. Nearby, the kitchen offers a lovely eat-in space overlooking a wall of windows with gorgeous views of the beautifully landscaped backyard. With updated countertops and tile floors, plus easy access to the large backyard deck, it will be easy to invite friends and family over for backyard barbecues and get togethers in the spacious backyard. With the barn-like 2 car garage (with attic!), large yard and wonderful views of the park, the current homeowners love that it “feels like a quiet piece of country placed right in the middle of a thriving metropolitan area!”
Spacious in size and flexible in function, the large basement family room just awaits your family movie and game nights! Complete with an updated 3/4 bathroom, laundry room and a darling craft/work space tucked into the corner which provides a great opportunity for an office, craft or hobby space, this finished space is a wonderful find in a home from this era!
With gleaming hardwood floors, amazing natural light, and nice-sized closets in the 3+ bedrooms plus a full bathroom which was completely updated in 2011, there is ample living space on the 2nd level! A walk-up attic invites you to dream big and create the space of your dreams. A divine master suite, mother-in-law apartment, family room, playroom…the opportunities are endless. How will you use this space?
With amazing walkability to the local co-op grocery, hardware story, post office, library, shops and restaurants plus easy access to public transportation, everything you need is just a short stroll away. Add to that the gorgeous location on Hampden Park and a two story home just awaiting its next owner to love and maintain it as well as the current owners have, all you need to do is move in and you’re home!