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Published: Friday, 11/2/2012

Crystal Water in Bedford: Maintenance Free Living in a Pastoral Setting

A vaulted ceiling and a gas fireplace with a granite surround make this great room an inviting space. A vaulted ceiling and a gas fireplace with a granite surround make this great room an inviting space.
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Every person has a vision of their dream home. If yours involves a snug villa with a water view or nestled among tall trees, with low taxes and convenient access to major shopping, dining, entertainment and more, take a close look at Crystal Water in Bedford Township.

Located just off Douglas Road about a quarter-mile north of Sterns Road in Michigan, Crystal Water offers villa homes starting at $149,900, including lot. A low monthly homeowner’s association fee covers lawn care and snow removal, and for those who are anticipating retirement, Michigan doesnot tax Social Security or public pension benefits. A large lake in the center of the neighborhood is aerated by a playful fountain.

The home at 2377 Fountain Circle, the model for the community, is a fine example of what you may expect if you choose to build here.

The exterior is clad in stone and gray vinyl, and the covered front porch shields your guests from the weather.

Inside, the foyer boasts a ceramic tile floor. To the left is the first of three bedrooms. This gracious space is notable for its high vaulted ceiling and a beautiful palladian window. A large closet and an alcove are included in this room.

The bedroom is adjacent to a full bath. A white vanity with a cultured marble top looks lovely here.

Nearby is a guest closet.

The foyer opens to the great room, framed beautifully by classic pillars. The tall vaulted ceiling adds space and drama to the great room. A gas fireplace boasts a granite surround and white wood mantle with classic dentil molding.

Off the great room, the master bedroom boasts a deep tray ceiling with a convenient ceiling fan. This generously proportioned room is large enough for a king bed, a dresser, an armoire, and bedside tables.

The master bathroom has a large vanity with plenty of storage space. White wood is topped with white cultured marble for a clean look. The step-in shower has two seats, and a large walk-in closet provides even more storage.

The efficient kitchen includes a peninsula snack bar, open to the great room. The efficient kitchen includes a peninsula snack bar, open to the great room.
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Off the great room, the open kitchen features beautiful tall maple cabinets with brushed nickel hardware. Counters are topped with Wilsonart laminate in a hi-def finish, giving them the look of stone, while the floors resemble Tuscan marble. A peninsula snack bar is lit by attractive pendant lights, and provides extra counter space. A pantry offers storage for your foodstuffs. Stainless steel appliances provide a professional look. An adjacent dining area has attractive recessed lighting.

Beyond it is the sunroom, framed by a pair of pillars and an archway. The sunroom is offered visual interest with a vaulted ceiling, round top window and a ceiling fan to keep things comfortable. A door from this room leads to the poured concrete patio, a perfect place for your grill and outdoor furniture.

A back hall off the kitchen leads to a laundry room, a coat closet, and access to the two car garage. The garage is well insulated and finished with painted walls. It contains pulldown stairs to a large attic.

Each home comes with a one-year warranty and is Energy Star rated. Sixty-six homes will make up the neighborhood, many of them waterfront; others are on serene wooded lots.

A new builder acquisition, prices are substantially below market value.



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