The Abbott offers a number of distinctive living environments, while avoiding the redundancy seen in some large homes. Lots of windows and a good sized, railed front porch bid you welcome to this unique home. Immediately inside is a high-ceilinged living room with built-in woodstove to warm family and friends as they sit and enjoy conversation or admire the view through the almost entire glass front. The central stairway, with pantry and double ovens on the far side, acts as a partition without impeding the traffic flow.
The U-shaped kitchen presents a full range of appliances and a garden window. When the ball game is on the television, or snacks are in order, informal meals can be served across the functional eating bar into the large skylit family room. More formal occasions can be served in the adjacent dining room.One entire side of the main floor is occupied by the master suite. Isolated for privacy, this room features a huge walk-in closet, separate bathtub, shower, vanity and access to the back deck where you can relax with a good book or savor a barbecue with good company, weather permitting.
Tucked in the front corner, near the entrance, is a small, well-lit den that can be used as a sewing room, music room or home office. Completing the first floor design is a full bath, linen closet and utility room equipped with a pull-down ironing board and convenient laundry chute from the second floor. The utility room opens to the two-car garage, allowing groceries to be easily brought in, regardless of the weather outside.
The stairway to the second floor is open to below, emphasizing the height of the ceiling. Three bedrooms of varying sizes, each with ample closet space, and a full bathroom finalize the upper floor of this 2,458-square-foot home.
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