2712 Darby Avenue Se

$1,488,000, 5 Beds 6 Baths 6,100 Sqft .85 Acres 2 Garages

About This Property

Welcome to ''Rosegate'', a statement of luxury, custom built by Jordan Shepard, and upgraded to a distinction rarely achieved. This French Country estate, perched atop Reeds Lake, offers every imaginable amenity. The 6,150 sq. ft., 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home has been meticulously maintained, and intelligently upgraded to keep the historic character while incorporating modern essentials. Entering the home you will find quality at every turn. The beautiful entryway welcomes you with a hand crafted front door, stained glass, heated marble flooring, and an elegant custom designed staircase. The expansive formal living room is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows for sweeping natural light. The extra wide architectural crown molding and the hand carved Italian marble fireplace (sourced fromItalian quarry legended to be used by Michalangelo) highlight the living room. The perfect setting for formal meals or family gatherings can be found in the beautiful dining room. The dining room features all new Pella windows, hand crafted wrought iron railing, new hardwood flooring, crown molding, built-in display shelves, floor to ceiling custom paneled walls, and another hand carved Italian marble fireplace with gas log and distribution fan. A kitchen often becomes the center of a home. The current owners focused on creating the gourmet kitchen with clean, modern finishes and designer touches that connect necessary with extraordinary. You'll be drawn to the center island, a custom, artisan designed masterpiece with second sink overlooking the backyard. The kitchen features raised 13-ft tray ceilings, arched door-ways, Sub Zero refrigerator, Viking stove, Bertazzoni Italia double oven, granite countertops, all flanked by custom cabinetry. Beyond the kitchen is a stunning sunroom, featuring 15-ft tray ceiling, double high Pella windows, heated mosaic marble floors, custom lighting to create an open sky atmosphere, and doorways on each side to exterior patios. Meticulous attention to every detail was given in all 5 bedrooms in order to ensure that superior craftsmanship and style come through at every turn. The expansive, main floor master master suite, features heated marble floors, his and hers closets with french doors, a bay window with marble shelving, separate seating area, and raised 10-foot tray ceilings. An additional main floor ensuite bedroom features custom bookcases, crown molding, arched front window with plantation shutters, and double closets with plenty of storage. The upper level of Rosegate contains three large bedrooms, and three full bathrooms. Moving to the lower level of Rosegate, you'll first enter an area perfectly suited for intimate gatherings, or simply relaxing. This section of the home features, a bar area with refrigerator, ice maker, dishwasher, and wine storage. Additionally, you'll also find bamboo flooring, paneled walls, custom wrought iron railing, and it's all tied together by the hand carved Italian marble, lion's head mantle with gas fireplace. The open floor plan flows into a stately home office, wood-paneled walls, and custom bookshelves, create richness and warmth in this space, while at the same time infusing it with charm and sophistication. The lower level also features an art studio with heated marble floors, an exercise room, Moving to the grounds of Rosegate, the secluded property contains over an acre of lushly landscaped gardens, a small orchard, mature trees backing non-buildable space, and breathtaking views. Decorative brick walls, completely bordered by roses, eclose a 1000 ft paved patio for entertaining and family activities. For additional privacy, a six foot brick wall surrounds the West, North and Front of the Rosegate property. Rounding out the backyard oasis is an oversized, custom built cedar gazebo, complete with mood lighting.

Essential Information

MLS® #19042708
Full Baths5
Half Baths1
Square Footage6,100
Year Built1961
Sub-TypeSingle Family

Community Information

Address2712 Darby Avenue Se
AreaG41- Kent County
SubdivisionEast Grand Rapids
CityEast Grand Rapids
Zip Code49506


Garage Spaces2
Garages2, Attached


Cable, Natural Gas, Telephone Line


Gar Door Opener, Generator, Security System, Wet Bar, Wood Floor


HeatingForced Air, Radiant
# of Fireplaces3
# of Stories2


Refrigerator, Built-in Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Dryer, Washer, Range


Gas Log, Formal Dining, Living, Rec Room


ExteriorBrick, Wood
Exterior FeaturesGazebo, Patio
Lot DescriptionCul-de-sac, Level, Sidewalk
RoofComp Shingle


Bay/Bow, Insulated, Replacement, Screens, Skylight

School Information

DistrictEast Grand Rapids

Additional Information


Listing Details

Listing AgentDiane Griffin
Listing OfficeKeller Williams GR North

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