By day, Erin May is an elementary school teacher’s assistant.
But in her off hours, she likes to be creative and decorate. And the chance to do that in a house nearby is luring her and her husband, Scott, away from the home they bought in 2007.
The couple moved from Fort Washington and bought the four-bedroom Colonial in the Erdenheim section of Springfield Township right after having the first of their four sons. Scott works in sales for golf course maintenance products.
“It had more of what we were looking for in a neighborhood,” says Erin, and they liked that it is in the Springfield School District. And it did give them a chance to open up the layout.
The house, which is in the Chesney Downs neighborhood, has hardwood floors, with large windows and a wood-burning fireplace.
The dining room opens to a family room/den area with built-in bookshelves and a tiled gas fireplace.
The kitchen has white wood cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a five-burner gas stove, and a desk and seating area.
The primary bedroom has its own en suite, and the two full upstairs baths are remodeled with marble tile and granite countertops. There are two half-baths.
There are also an upstairs laundry room with shelving, a clothes bar and storage cabinets; a mudroom on the first floor; and a finished basement with a separate office area.
The back yard has a flagstone paver patio, and there is a large shed at the far end of the yard and additional storage areas on the side of the house.
The house, built in 1959, is 3,114 square feet and is not far from the newly built Enfield Elementary School.
It is listed by Karen McGlinchey of Coldwell Banker Preferred for $625,000.