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Eye-Catching Elegance in Riverbend

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Relax with guests in the great room, where large windows admit abundant sunlight.


This week’s featured home is on trend with today’s home décor, with quality construction and fine materials that will always be in style.

The home at 25128 Rocky Harbour Drive is an example of the Wexford model from McCarthy Builders. McCarthy, in business since 1988, is a leader in the development and building of villa communities, providing residents with lawn care and snow removal for a low-maintenance lifestyle.

This gorgeous home offers so much. There are lovely family areas – the great room, open to the kitchen and dining spaces, as well as the relaxing sunroom – and quiet places to get away from it all.

The foyer welcomes visitors with its tall ceiling trimmed with two-piece stained crown molding. A bronze bowl light overhead and oversized floor tile underfoot complete this area of the home.

To the left is the first of three bedrooms, which can also serve as a stylish den. A vaulted ceil-ing with an attractive half-round window gives this room a classic air. Equipped with a double closet, the room is adjacent to a full bath, where a white vanity with a white cultured marble top provides storage.

Off the foyer is the staircase to the loft. This open space, built under the eaves of the home, can be used for extra storage, or as a playroom, a guest room, a craft room, an office, or even a media room. It is one of the spaces where one can have some privacy in the home.

The foyer opens to the great room, where a gas fireplace with a raised hearth is the focal point of the room. With tall windows on either side and a granite surround, it makes a dramatic statement. The crown molding, continued from the foyer, frames the room like a picture.


This lovely island kitchen is open to the dining area. Both are open to the great room.


To the right is the open kitchen. A large kitchen island is faced with white beadboard and topped with Juprana Gold granite. The sink is located here, making a perfect work triangle with the range and refrigerator. Cabinets in an antiqued toasted almond color coordinate perfectly with the light granite.

The dining area is adjacent, and beyond, the sunroom is framed by an archway and pillars – a hallmark of McCarthy homes. The vaulted ceiling with fan makes this room a comfortable space for reading or conversation, and windows on three walls of the room provide a view of your garden. A door here opens to the poured concrete patio.

Off the kitchen is a bedroom that could make a perfect office. Also nearby are the laundry room, a coat closet, and the two car garage. Pull down stairs in the garage lead to an eight-foot by 20-foot floored attic.

On the other side of the great room is the master suite. The space is made more striking by its deep tray ceiling. The ensuite bath includes a white twin vanity with a white cultured marble top, a step-in shower, a separate water closet, and a generous walk-in closet.

The basement of the home offers even more potential living space. All the mechanicals of the home are to one side, leaving a large open space which could easily be finished as a recreation room.


3 bedrooms

2 Baths

Island Kitchen

Loft Area


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