This classic white-washed brick colonial with slate roof was renovated in 1999 by its current owner, using the finest materials; every detail for comfortable living was carefully thought through, enhancing the integrity of the original architecture. It is a perfect home for entertaining.
The entrance foyer has an Italian marble floor, designer chandelier, crown molding and a handsome staircase.
A gracious dining room with large bay window overlooking the rear garden, has hardwood floors, crown moldings and recessed lights.
The expansive kitchen is a chef's delight. It has maple custom cabinets, recessed lighting, granite counters and a skylight that opens. Windows across the rear look over the garden. Appliances include a Dacor six-burner gas cook-top with Viking downdraft, two self-cleaning Dacor electric wall ovens, a warming drawer, two dishwashers adjacent to the two stainless steel under-counter sinks, each fitted with garbage disposal and Grohe faucet, side-by-side Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, wine cooler and built-in microwave.
A dumb-waiter connects the kitchen to the bedroom above and the darkroom below.
Laundry facilities are on the first floor. The laundry closet off the kitchen features a large clothes washer, dryer and ample storage space.
The first floor library has maple bookshelves, an entertainment center and special shelving for CD's as well as for the records of yesteryear. A skylight adds extra light to the room and opens for ventilation. The Vermont slate floor has radiant heat, ideal for winter comfort.
The solarium is a delightful sunny room with a wall of windows, a skylight and double doors that exit to the garden. It is a perfect place for plants, and a relaxing environment in which to enjoy afternoon tea.
A semi-formal rear entry allows friends and family to visit without having to use the front stairs. The mahogany door opens to a gallery running to the solarium in front. It is a fine place to hang an art collection or photographs.
Neutral color ceramic tile floor extends through the kitchen, gallery and solarium.
A den/guest room with closet completes the first floor. An en-suite full bathroom is beautifully renovated.
The second floor has three bedrooms and two full baths.
The master bedroom has a remote-controlled ceiling fan, a fitted walk-in closet, a second closet and its own renovated bathroom with stall shower.
The second bedroom is a particularly lovely room with its own upstairs balcony and a remote-controlled ceiling fan. The adjacent hall bath has a tub.
The third bedroom is currently used as a computer room. It is equipped with extra electrical outlets and four "home run" phone lines. It too has a remote-controlled ceiling fan.
Each of the bathrooms has Grohe faucets, a ventilator fan, heat lamp, lighted magnifying mirror and an ample number of electric outlets. The showers are fitted with pressure-sensitive Grohe faucets and Samuel Heath chrome shower baskets to hold toiletries
The third floor has two rooms, the first a sitting room and the second can be used as a bedroom. It is a charming room with exposed beams and three skylights.
The lower level has a large carpeted recreation room with wood burning stove and dry bar. Glass brick windows are fitted with smaller windows that open for cross ventilation. There is a professional dark room, a renovated 1/2 bath and a mechanical room.
The professional darkroom has its own separate hot water heater and special back-flow valve, numerous electrical outlets, plumbing to serve three sinks and a ventilator fan. Included in the darkroom is a renovated half bath. The darkroom is also served by the dumb-waiter from the kitchen.
Professional landscaping has produced a garden in which something is in bloom virtually year round. There are eleven dogwood trees, two unusual weeping copper beeches, two hazelnut bushes, a magnificent weeping cherry tree, two tree peonies, camelias, numerous azaleas, rhodondendrons, two wisterias, perennials and mature trees. Pesticides have not been used and the garden is a sanctuary for birds and butterflies.
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