If you’re looking for a home in a convenient Fitchburg location, you can’t beat this house at 5505 Shale Rd. A couple blocks off Fish Hatchery, and just south of Lacy Rd., this 3-bedroom house is a block from a neighborhood park with a swing set, large open field and soccer goals. And it’s just a short walk from the Fitchburg Library, a coffee shop, City Hall, the Fitchburg Farmer’s Market, the Senior Center and not far from nearby bike and walking trails.
Situated on a quiet street in a very walkable neighborhood, the house is perfect for a family. You’re sure to notice the home’s curb appeal with its attractive no-maintenance tan siding, and red brick accents.
When you enter, you’ll find yourself in the great room — where a high vaulted ceiling and feature wall, with contrasting paint and gas fireplace, are the focal point. Two large picture windows with white 2-inch wood blinds give the room lots of natural light.
The great room opens directly to the kitchen, making this a perfect home for entertaining— whether it be family, friends or other guests. A huge breakfast bar, with seating for six, is great for eating breakfast, doing homework or office work — and did we mention entertaining? There is plenty of room here for a makeshift bar, buffet, or extra seating.
An informal dining area sits next to the island, large enough to fit a good-sized table. The area is well-lit and inviting with a large window and sliding door which opens onto the backyard deck. The kitchen is highlighted by hardwood maple floors and maple cabinets — offering plenty of cabinet space for food and storage. There are GE appliances (including an electric cooktop), and a window over the sink overlooks the backyard.
The back hallway leads to the home’s 2-car garage, with extended space in the front for shelving, a refrigerator or storage. Just inside the back door, there’s a large hall closet. A few steps more leads you to a half bath with another large closet — and a laundry area, large enough to fit a side-by-side washer and dryer, hidden from view behind closed doors.
Back in the front entry, you’ll find a beautiful wood and iron railing along the staircase leading upstairs to the family bedrooms. A large Master bedroom sits at the end of the upstairs hall. There’s a huge walk-in closet and an attached bath with a walk-in shower — and sink with a large countertop and sit-down vanity.
The kids’ (or guest) bath is right next door. It has a built-in tub, open shelves for storage, and a tiled floor. The hallway leading to the other two bedrooms overlooks the great room and offers a convenient hallway linen closet. The first kids’ bedroom has a large closet and an extra “bump” area – perfect for storage, toys, reading chair or junior bed.
The 3rd bedroom, at the end of the hall, is a nice size for kids or a guests and features a huge walk-in closet.
The unfinished lower level provides a large open space for indoor play — with plenty of room left for storage. The area also has a utility sink and has been roughed-in for a bathroom.
This house sits on a quarter-acre lot with a large open flat area for play or entertaining. The backyard has a fence on one side and is lined with trees along the back lot line, providing a scenic view — and privacy. There is a small satellite dish already attached back here.
A large wooden deck can be reached through sliding doors from the kitchen dining area — or from the backyard. This is a great spot to relax, entertain, or watch just the kids playing in the spacious yard.
Nearby Fish Hatchery Rd. provides you with a quick route to McKee Rd. or the Beltline — making for easy access to work, school, lessons, sports and much much more. Now that’s convenient.