Designed for elegant living as well as minimal maintenance, this 125 year old gem of a house is full of surprises. The unique octagonal foyer is decked with molded panels (one enclosing a hidden coat closet) and a magnificent brass chandelier beneath a foliate medallion, which is itself embedded in a hand-decorated ceiling.
Â·The Living Room boasts a fireplace with a lovely wooden mantle, flanked by twin doors opening onto the gracious Dining Room, which also has a fireplace surrounded by an amazingly carved and painted mantle of its own. The ceiling is gilded-tea-paper, echoing the treatment in the foyer. An old-fashioned swinging door gives access to the Kitchen.
Â·The built-in stereo speaker system is channeled throughout the ceilings of the Living Room, Library, Kitchen, and Sun Room. There is also luxury recessed lighting in these ceilings as well as in the Dining Room which also has a chandelier and wall sconce lamps. The Library, with its wall of bookcases and wood-burning fireplace and stone mantle, flows easily to the Sun Room beyond. Sure to be the most popular room in the house, the Sun Room is all glass and French doors, wrapping around three sides and providing views and access to the brick patio and garden beyond. A ceiling fan and ambient recessed lighting create a breezy atmosphere.
Â· The Kitchen features a ceramic tile floor as well as granite counters and an ample granite covered island. One counter extends through a pass-through to the breakfast area of the Sun Room for ease of service. There are built-in display cabinets as well as a wine rack, microwave nook, lots of cabinets, and all of the usual amenities as
The remaining bedrooms are generous in size and include plenty of built-in storage. Both adjoin a full bath with a steam-heated shower, tile floor, and plantation style shutters. The flexible bedroom floor plan offers many possibilities -- perhaps a master suite with sitting room and a nearby office, or a bedroom and office as presently configured, or whatever would suit your needs. There is also a guest bedroom and bathroom down the hall as well as an ice maker and water filter.
Â·The Master Bedroom is spacious and carpeted, with wide slat blinds in the windows, a ceiling fan, and lots of sunlight. Its exquisite full bath is adorned with a marble floor and counter and gleaming brass fixtures. An adjoining dressing room offers four large closets and lots of storage. It also functions presently as a nursery and play room.
â€¢ Two brand new central air-conditioning systems
â€¢ Sophisticated security system
â€¢ Large partially floored attic
â€¢ Enclosed parking on both sides of the house with
remote controlled gates
â€¢ Independent studio or storage room
â€¢ Automatic sprinkler system
A brand new wooden fence surrounds the private
bricked courtyard. The professional landscaping
is accented with an oriental pond.
Â·Custom awnings, extensive outdoor automatic lighting, and
iron lamps flanking the Sun Room doors complete the package.
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