Our New Home in Mendon, New York...

Property Information 22 Portofino Circle, Henrietta, NY   14467
(Mendon has six zipcodes.  This IS the correct address!)
MLS: 519983
  • List Price: $439,000
  • Single Family Home
  • Style: Colonial
  • 9 rooms
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 Full Baths , 1 Half Bath
  • Approximately: 3,318 sq. ft
  • Approximately 5.7 acres
  • 2.5 car garage
  • School District: Honeoye Fall
  • Built in 2002
  • Projected Taxes: $14,906

(Photo from July 2004...)

Property Description *Fabulous Traditional On Wooded Cul-De-Sac Park Setting
*Stunning Maple Hardwood Flooring
*Extensive Moldings
*Designer Kitchen W/ Morning Room
* Move Right In!!
Property Features Additional Rooms
  • Den
  • Family Room
  • Foyer
  • Pantry
  Interior Features
  • Breakfast bar
  • Cable television available
  • Cathedral ceilings
  • Ceiling fan(s)
  • Central air
  • Ceramic tile flooring
  • Dishwasher
  • Eat-in kitchen
  • Electric oven w/ warming oven
  • Glass cooktop with warming area.
  • Forced air heat
  • Full basement
  • Garbage disposal
  • Gas fireplace(s)
  • Humidifier
  • Kitchen island
  • Microwave oven
  • Natural gas heat
  • Public water
  • Security system
  • Wall to wall carpeting
  • Whirlpool (Jacuzzi with automatic temperature control, so you never get cold!)
  • Wood floors
  Exterior Features
  • Asphalt driveway
  • Attached parking
  • Automatic garage door opener
  • Garage spaces: 2.5 (Actually the right hand side is 2 cars deep in tandem!)
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Property style: COLONIAL
  • Vinyl siding
  • Wooded lot (conservancy easement on back 350 feet)
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Cul-de-sac location
  • Fire Hydrant on Lot

We saw this incredible home on our very first visit to Rochester and fell in love.  The original owner, Chris Crafts, was there and gave us an very personal tour and pointed out many of the features of the home.  Chris and his fiancÚ/wife, Julie (Fiske), now reside in San Francisco.

Chris also provided us with photos, drawings, plans and all manner of great information about the house. 

We know that the home was built by Allison Builders starting 2002 and finishing in 2003.  Chris  personally did some of the accent trim work on the house and Julie, a professional interior designer helped with color schemes and accents.  We know that Bill, from All-Bright Painting, did much of the painting. 

The home is 22 minutes from my new job at Bausch & Lomb.

BUILDING PHOTOS (courtesy Chris Crafts)
Excavation & Foundation 5.9 Acres of Property - 380' Roadside They Started Digging Our footers for the Poured Concrete Foundation The forms for our Poured Concrete Foundation 5 Days and the Basement walls are done
Exterior Framing Putting on the First Floor The First Floor has a front entry The Second Floor is going on The roof is on and almost done The Windows and the Roof is complete
Interior Framing View in the new garage Looking into the new foyer from the living room The new roof over the master bedroom View over foyer from master bedroom Our new sunroom
Cabinets View in the new garage View in the new garage View in the new garage View in the new garage View in the new garage

Interior Photos

View in the new garage
From Kitchen into Dining room (toward front door)
Looking into the new foyer from the living room
From Entryway into Living Room/Parlor and Office
View in the new garage
From Family Room into Kitchen (Sun Room to left)
Looking into the new foyer from the living room
From Sun Room back through kitchen and toward the Front Door
View in the new garage
From Kitchen into Family room
Looking into the new foyer from the living room
Out through Sun Room back into the back yard and edge of wooded area.

View from Master Bath over whirlpool tub (note that it's winter!)

View from Master bath, past double shower and privy  into Walk-in Closet)

The Bonus Room over Garage (overlooking the woods) with enormous closet space as well.
 Note that this room is bigger than the HOUSE that we lived in during grad school!. 
(And many, many years from now, if we decide to rent it out, Chris Houston gets first dibs!

This is a shot of our home from the Fall.  Note the color of the front door and sidelights as compared to the shot from July 2004 at the top of the page.  This makes me believe that this is from 2003 at the latest.

Note that this shot shows the red front door and sidelights,  but is from the winter - probably 2003/2004.


CIRCA 2002



This is a  picture form an old (2002?) satellite shot showing the house under construction.  You can see the outline of the garage.

Google Map (Beware that the street numbers, while correct in Google Maps, are not correct in many other GPS and mapping systems.)  The picture may be the same as above, but I wanted to capture that one and then we'll see what the next update looks like.

Other NY Links....

Will the gas fireplace work without power? - Yes

How do you run the Jacuzzi? Temperature control is automatic and maintains what is there when you turn it on.

Labels on Light Switches?

Can we have a bathroom in the basement  - sewer pipe is about 60" above floor level, so we'll need a pumped system.

There is NO sump pump, only a dry "crock" with a gravity feed out the back - no fear of flooding in power out.

Can we do a walkout?  Yes we DID

The inside dimensions of the oven are 20.5" side * 14" deep (27" built-in oven)

How big would the Pegasorium be?

There are no medicine chests.

Outside spigots - moved to patio side in back

Outside Outlets - corner near front door and garage, near electric meter, on rear patio, on deck and near A/C.

Ceiling fans in Master bedroom and sunroom

Attic Access is through Master Closet

There is a fire alarm in EVERY bedroom

Most windows are more than six feet tall!

Above cabinets in kitchen is 16" space

Many of the blinds are by Hunter.