747 White Oaks Ave, Catonsville, Maryland
CALL THE OFFICIAL LISTING AGENT ELLIE MCINTIRE AT 443-418-7668
EPIK HOME GROUP OF KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY CENTRE 410.312.0000.
Would you LOVE a spacious home with an gorgeous updated kitchen & fantastic space inside and out? This exceptional Colonial boasts three finished levels, an inviting covered porch, fenced back yard, and perfectly maintained deck just waiting for a BBQ.
Wait until you see the SUN DRENCHED kitchen with its enormous granite island, stainless appliances & TONS of space for cooking and storage. This Heart of the Home leads out to the deck and yard; or stay inside and enjoy the peaceful views from your COZY family room complete with gas fireplace. The modern main level laundry includes an entrance to the HUGE garage; making it a BREEZE to get groceries and packages into the house in any weather.
Head up the gracious wood staircase to 4 large bedrooms including the MASTER SUITE of your dreams! The completely remodeled master bath will be your oasis with a soaking tub, gorgeous spa shower and 100 sq. feet of all around elegance.
Another special feature of this house is the fully FINISHED basement with a 5th bedroom & updated full bath. Perfect for a guest area, in law suite or home office. The level includes a large family room and convenient walk out to the back yard. The UPDATE LIST is a mile long including a lifetime shingle roof!
Nestled on a quiet cul de sac across from open space, this home is just minutes from the serenity of Patapsco State Park but also easily accessible to major commuting routes. Located in the sought after community of Catonsville with restaurants, shops, culture and recreation just minutes away. Come see why we say “Life is Great in 21228”!
UPDATES AND FEATURES
New lifetime architectural shingle roof 2014
Complete remodel of the master bathroom 2019
Remodeled master closet 2015
New Granite kitchen island and backsplash 2013
New stove & microwave 2018 and 2019
New sump pump and emergency battery backup 2018
Partial remodel of 2nd full bath 2017
Granite countertop in half bath 2016
New washer and dryer 2017 and 2016
Hot water heater 2014
Upgrades to landscaping / engineered stone planters
Remodeled laundry room
New ceiling fans
Upgraded attic insulation and air proofing
Added front porch swing
HVAC updated in 2012
Our winter utility costs are routinely rated by BG&E as better than our “energy efficient neighbors” because we upgraded the insulation in the attic and garage after we moved in which made a big difference in the comfort and utility costs for our home. Our average monthly gas and electric bill ranges from $140 to $200 which is very good for a house this size. The water and sewer bill is very inexpensive at $40 every three months.
WHAT THE SELLER LOVES
When we first saw our new home at 747 White Oaks Ave we loved the layout! The guest suite in the lower level is perfect for out of town guests. Our house is full of light, has tons of storage, a private backyard and fantastic proximity to Patapsco State Park.
Our neighborhood is nestled at the entrance of Patapsco State Park; we were really attracted to the wooded setting and the knowledge that it would not ever be developed. What we love about our home is the private backyard, listening to the neighborhood kids congregate on the swing set, great neighbors and being able to walk /run/bike to Patapsco State Park.
We also love our large, remodeled kitchen with its HUGE island and our recently renovated master bath. We love how quiet the neighborhood is! We are on a cul de sac off a dead end street and get no through traffic. We feel very safe with the kids out and about in the neighborhood.
LOVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
In the Patapsco Woods neighborhood, we’ve met lots of wonderful families as well as residents who have been here from the beginning. Our cul de sac is a wonderful place for the kids to get outside, run around and play. They had a huge neighborhood get together last fall and snow days are always fun too! In the spring, the neighborhood does an annual yard sale and dumpster day which is great to see everyone and do some decluttering. During the recent coronavirus crisis, the neighbors continued to bond (socially distant of course) by decorating sidewalks with chalk, doing “bear hunts” in windows for the kids and one neighbor even set up an Easter Egg tree to give the kids something to do on daily walks.
LIFE IS GREAT IN 21228
Some of the things we love about the Catonsville community are Hillcrest Elementary, Catonsville Presbyterian Child Care Center, local soccer leagues, dance classes with Miss Lisa above the Knights of Columbus, a wonderful girl scout cluster and all the activities at the YMCA. We've met so many wonderful people/families and have made lots of new friends. Our favorite neighborhood restaurant is Catonsville Gourmet; they are one of the best seafood restaurants in all of Baltimore! The grocery store we use the most is the Giant on Wilkens and the Wegmans in Columbia. It’s great to have so many options relatively close by such as Aldi, Lidl, Sprouts, etc. We moved to Catonsville because it had a great sense of community, there were lots of local shops/restaurants on main street, it has easy access to get into Baltimore and the airport, there are tons of parks and trails nearby and it’s also relatively easy to get down to Washington, DC.
We have been fortunate to have had wonderful experiences at both Catonsville Presbyterian Child Care Center (CPCFCCC) and Hillcrest Elementary School. The girls attended preschool at CPCFCCC and then were able to go to before/after care once they started elementary school. They’ve had wonderful teachers at both schools and had the flexibility to participate in many of the Hillcrest afterschool programs such as EPIK Kids in Action and Drawing Zoo. The public library is close by and they have lots of programs for kids both during the year and in the summer. During the summer, Irvine Nature Camp has excellent programs that both of our girls love.