17 Parkview Drive

Real estate listing description: Today is the first opportunity in over 50 years to own this important and authentic mid-century modern ranch painstakingly designed by the late conservationist Irene Gossin with famed architect Don Hershey. It is thoughtfully sited on a bluff, surrounded by trees, overlooking the Irondequoit Bay wetlands that inspired Irene to see to their preservation in her roles as Penfield Supervisor and Monroe County legislator. Its signature Hershey features include a low-slung exterior, flat roof, red cedar siding with green trim. The living and dining rooms with walls of glass offer sweeping views of nature to enjoy in every season, with a feel of being perched in a treehouse. An enchanting enclosed porch off the dining room is a haven for relaxing or entertaining. These spaces, as well as the unique kitchen with built-ins, a roomy office, a sizable rec room, 3 bdrms, and 2 1/2 baths are all maintained to their original character. Since Irene‚Äôs passing 5 years ago, much effort and expense as a labor of love has gone to restoring the genuine cork floors, installing a new EPDM rubber roofing membrane, updating mechanics, and more.

Photos from real estate listing. (Click on the thumbnails for enlargements.)

Photos from 2016. (Click on the thumbnails for enlargements.)

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