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New Colonial Style House

A 1,400 sq ft ranch house was torn down to make room for this 3800+ sq ft colonial house.

Functional Details:
The house is on public water & sewer, and uses oil for heat and propane for the cook-top, oven and fireplace, as natural gas is not available.  Heating and cooling are by a hydro-air forced air system with an integrated 80 gallon hot water storage tank.  The house is pre-wired for phone/internet/cable, alarm and audio systems.  There is central vacuum and a radon mitigation system.  The electrical service is 200A, with a redundant external main breaker.  The landscaping has a full irrigation system off a second water meter that doesn't incur sewer charges.  The basement is not finished, but has a walk-out bulkhead and all utilities are in the same location to maximize available space.  An HVAC trunk for the basement is available off the first floor zone and plumbing is roughed-in for the addition of a full bathroom.  The exterior is clapboard, with an asphalt architectural shingle roof.  The back yard features a patio off the kitchen and is surrounded by six-foot Arborvitaes for privacy.  The garage is an oversized 2-car with two overhead remote-controlled doors.  There is a circular drive that meets the brick and granite entry stairs.

First Floor:
The kitchen includes custom cabinets with a brazilian cherry dentil trim, granite countertops, a stand-alone island, a 2-bay stainless sink with disposal, stainless appliances and a sliding door to the back yard.  It is part of an open layout with a step-down family room.  The family room has a vaulted ceiling with a remote-controlled ceiling fan, a propane fireplace with mantle, is pre-wired for a flatscreen TV above the fireplace and a half wall at the kitchen entry.  The dining room has a recessed tray ceiling and shadowboxes below a chair rail, the front hall has a vaulted ceiling and there is an office located next to the front entrance with built-in bookcases and shelving.  There is a half-bath off the mud room from the garage, next to the kitchen.  All flooring is hardwood.  The office has a brazilian cherry floor, and the dining room and front hall are oak with a cherry perimeter inlay.  The remainder of the first floor is oak.

Second Floor:
There are 4 bedrooms, 2 full  bathrooms and a laundry room with an overflow tray.  The master bedroom has it's own bathroom, a sitting room and a walk-in closet.  The bathroom has two sinks, a separate shower, a jacuzzi tub and towel warmers.  The common bathroom also has two sinks, and both bathrooms have tiled floors and walls.  The main hall at the top of the steps overlooks the front yard through an arched picture window above the door.  The second floor hallways and stairs are hardwood, with carpeted bedrooms. 

Third Floor:
The third floor is finished with two rooms, one on each side of the stairs.  There is one large closet that is shared, and the floor has rough plumbing for a bathroom.  Each room has 3 vented skylights.  Heating/Air Conditioning is part of the second floor zone, central vacuum and phone/internet/cable are installed.

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