This 4000sq. ft. Federal style Georgian Colonial almost guarantees that you'll never be "Home Alone." This wonderful 1925 house is located in the Historic neighborhood of Springdale. Visitors receive a fragrant welcome from the lavender that lines the slate entrance. Marble steps lead to a terracotta tiled porch spanning the width of the home. Bolstered by two ionic columns, the copper barrel vaulted portico rests against the Flemish bond patterned brick exterior. The hipped roof with cooper inset copper gutters is constructed of variegated Vermont slate. Topped by a fanlight & surrounded by sidelight windows, the eight panel mahogany front door opens into the vestibule with a marble tiled black & white checkered board floor & marble paneled half walls. The interior foyer entry door has an etched pane of glass with a center wreath design created by the painstaking process of glue-chipping. This process involves etching the glass first to give a "tooth" for the glue to adhere to and then slowly drying the glue. As the glue dries it shrinks, exerting pressure on the glass surface, eventually chipping out shards of glass attached to the glue in a random pattern. The wreath echoes that of the one in the stained glass window on the second floor. There are 5 bedrooms, 2 full and one half baths and a finished basement. The bathrooms also feature stained glass windows. The sink & tiles in the first floor powder room are original to the home. Window sills and radiator covers throughout the first floor are marble. Built-ins include a mirrored china-closet in the dining room as well as a linen-closet and an armoire on the second floor. Dual sets of mahogany pocket doors flank the main first floor center hall. Inlaid oak hardwood floors grace the home through out. A mahogany handrail caps the wrought iron balusters on the center staircase. The balusters are connected by hand wrought brass and bronze swags. The living and dining rooms have 12ft. ceilings capped with plaster crown moldings. The wood burning fireplace is faced with rose marble. French doors lead into the den which over looks the patio and English Cottage Garden which features a fountain. The two car garage has the original carriage house style doors. The doors are equipped with modern automatic openers yet swing out evoking a time when horses might have been stabled there. The remodeled kitchen features cherry-stained maple cabinets, a herringbone pattern white subway tile backsplash, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and custom hardwood flooring. The center island was handcrafted by Olde York Homes from cherry wood. The back kitchen staircase leads to the original staff quarters.