Welcome to 17 N. Altamont Avenue! This home sits on a quiet street with mountain views, a prime location within a 5-minute walk to Thurmont’s Main Street and Community Park - offering the best of everything! This historic Victorian-style colonial, built in 1915 on the site of Thurmont’s first school, has served as the parsonage for Weller Church and hosted numerous local marriages between 1918 and 1953. Providing 2,060 finished square feet, plus an additional 1,600+ square feet of basement and attic space - with potential to be finished to the new owner’s needs and tastes. This home mixes modern updates with charming original details, including holdover hardware, pocket doors, a back staircase, a claw foot bathtub, ornamental radiators (no longer in use), and a large covered front porch.
Upgrades include: A SALT-WATER POOL CONVERSION (2022), NEW 2-ZONE HVAC (2020), A REAR SUNROOM ADDITION, ALL WINDOWS REPLACED FOR BETTER ENERGY EFFICIENCY & EASY CLEAN TILT-IN STYLE, LARGE REAR DECK WITH ELECTRIC AWNING, FRENCH DRAIN FOR EXTERIOR DRAINAGE. The oversized wrap-around front porch welcomes you into a home defined by hardwood floors, high ceilings with numerous ceiling fans, and many windows letting in tons of natural light. The main level offers a front study/living room, a sitting room (used for wedding ceremonies), a formal dining room, a kitchen, a sunroom, and a half bath + auxiliary shower conversion. The ample kitchen provides a bay window, lots of cabinet space, a walk-in storage pantry, the rear staircase to the upper level, basement access, and a garden window open to the sunroom. The expansive 4-season sunroom addition is the perfect family room with a gas fireplace and glass doors opening to the deck and backyard. One of the highlights of this home, the large, fully fenced backyard is perfect for relaxing or entertaining with a deck, salt-water pool framed by trees for privacy, a serene meditation garden with stone accent walls, a fenced dog run/garden, green space, and several storage sheds. Masonry from the original hearth/chimney for the home’s ‘summer kitchen’ still stands in the side yard – a great accent piece adding historical detail.
Ascend to the second level with two access areas, via the front or back staircase. This level provides 4 bedrooms, a huge walk-in storage closet, and a smaller bonus room perfect for use as a yoga/art studio, a homework area, or office. The full bathroom is found at the end of the main hallway; it features a period claw foot tub, a pedestal sink, and a stand-alone shower. A staircase located in the 4th bedroom provides access to a full-size attic boasting high ceilings, windows on all 4-sides, and brick chimney accents. This 800+ square foot space would make the ultimate owner’s suite or office!! The basement level features lots of storage and outdoor access via Bilco doors.
This historic home has been featured on the Historical Society’s Annual Christmas Tour. It offers a half-acre corner lot providing tons of living space both inside and out. Sought-after location, around the corner from Main Street with Kountry Kitchen, Bollinger's, Mountain Gate and 10Tavern restaurants, a Salon & Spa, Barber Shops, Goodwill, and more! Thurmont Community Park provides a tot-lot, picnic areas, basketball courts, tennis court, walking/jogging trails, and is pet friendly. Close to several places of worship and schools. Perfect for commuters, Route 15 offers easy access to Frederick, Gettysburg, Baltimore, and other major commuter routes. Don’t miss this well-maintained and updated historic property!!
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