Nestled in a clearing, surrounded by woods, this well maintained home sits on a 3.7 lot w/slate patio over looking lush private yard. Watch your kids play on lit Sport Court! Living Rm w/stone fireplace, windowed breakfast nook, 2 offices, aged hardwood throughout 2nd floor, Owners suite w/balcony & full bath. Full basement w/2nd office & game room. Oversized 2 car garage and shed. Hunt? Need more land? 2 add’l parcels available. A joy to show!
To the future owners of 1421 Potato Valley Road,
We have lived here all of our adult lives, having bought this house expecting our first child. We immediately were attracted to this home because of the quiet outdoor living as well as the charming character of a well-built stone home. The house was built by the first owner who was a stone mason, who used stone from the quarry right here in Fishing Creek Valley. Our family enjoyed the sports court that we installed with friends and family, playing volleyball, tennis, basketball, skating, as well as riding bikes and scooters. We even tented the court and had a beautiful outside wedding in the side yard and reception on the court. We spent many hours after outside dinners relaxing in the evenings on the back patio enjoying the sounds of the waterfall in the small pond next to it as well as the resident birds and butterflies and frogs.
Our favorite part of the house is the beautiful local solid stone construction. When we built additions, we made sure to maintain that stone and incorporated it in our entryway, family room and master bedroom. We lived out of the back of the house enjoying the privacy and solitude. Just driving up our driveway and anticipating that made us feel after a hectic day that the stress just melted away.
Our children had great experiences in the Central Dauphin schools and were well prepared for competitive colleges and careers. Although, the elementary school that they went to has since closed, the Middle Paxton Elementary school is comparable in small class sizes with great teachers. They were able to participate in sports teams, orchestra, choral groups and musicals, all with very dedicated and talented coaches, directors and teachers throughout middle school in Linglestown as well as the high school.
Fishing Creek Valley is a wonderful place to raise a family. We had the best of both worlds in that we lived in a quiet, rural area and yet were only a 12 minute commute to work in downtown Harrisburg. Although many people feel as though we are 'way out in the country', we are very convenient to a wonderful Giant grocery store on Linglestown Rd. as well as any other services and stores that we needed. There is a small 'valley store' where we were able to pick up milk, sugar, or whatever we needed just a couple of minutes away.
The Fishing Creek Valley area is a vibrant family centered community. We both play tennis and golf and were so happy to be close to the best golf course and tennis courts in the area at the Country Club of Harrisburg. We often enjoyed the fabulous food there as well. The Community Center right around the corner on Fishing Creek Valley Rd, what once was the local one room school house, brings the community together for children's activities at Halloween, Easter, and Christmas, as well as chicken corn soup sales twice a year. It is also used as our local polling place. It's a wonderful place to gather with friends and neighbors.
We have truly enjoyed our time here, and we are certain that you will too!
The sellers of 1421 Potato Valley Road
Fantastic Curb Appeal
Private Oasis on Wooded Lot
Mature Trees and Slate Patio
Custom Sports Court with Outdoor Lighting
Incredible Natural Light
Living Room with Stone Fireplace
Spacious Dining Room Perfect for Family Gatherings
Kitchen with Corian Countertops and Tons of Storage