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Style Abounds in this Spacious Home

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    The custom kitchen offers beauty, space and natural light.

  • Bathroom-3-14-14

    The beautiful master shower is next to an extra deep soaking tub.

Right from your first step up the detailed, extra wide driveway you know that this home was created with thoughtful design elements. Doug Howard Building Co., LLC has put magical touches in every room. The covered porch is laden with classic details such as stone columns, stone skirting and oversized carriage lights framing the wood-look door. An extra large transom and dual sidelights allow natural sunlight to stream inside. The brushed nickel handle tips you off to more tasteful details coming your way.

The two-story foyer is full of natural light glowing from an espresso-toned hardwood floor that extends through the dining room, which is found to the right and has a decorator chandelier allready set at the proper height for entertaining. Picture your family holidays in this easy perfection. The ceiling sports double crown molding for added design interest.

To the left and through generously sized French doors is an office or den with extra tall windows, a large transom to invite natural light, and double crown molding which enriches the feeling of complete design success.

The two story great room offers a beautiful view through two wall-sized windows and overlooks full growth pine trees. Traces of bunny footprints near the tree base enhance the feeling of complete harmony that overtakes you in this open space. The gas fireplace has a beautiful tile surround, with a custom-detailed white wooden mantel.

This smart floor plan leads you to a dine-in area awash with natural light from sliding glass doors, having flanking extra tall windows. A textured concrete patio sits waiting for your outdoor furniture. The nearby pantry has double doors, and white wire shelves are in place for your kitchen essentials.


The custom kitchen offers beauty, space and natural light.


This kitchen abuts the dine-in area, and offers a beautiful granite counter over an island that holds a set-in space saving microwave. Self-closing drawers protect little fingertips. Pendant lights hang overhead. Brushed nickel handles offset the deep espresso color of the many cabinets.

Most remarkable in its beauty and detail is the tile back-splash that fully encircles the immense granite counter in this kitchen. It is a mix of slender horizontal tiles of varying materials including metal, granite, and glass. The colors range from shiny midnight black to sweet cream tones and this tile theme is repeated in various locations throughout this home. The dual under mount sink with pull out sprayer is smoke black in color and distinct against the glowing multi-toned granite counter. The wall cabinets are under lit, and a commercial exhaust is housed in a beautiful hood that matches the espresso-toned cupboards. Recessed lighting, pendant lighting, dome lighting and natural light combine to provide a special glow to this exciting room which welcomes the best of cooking experiences home. Both the kitchen and den have ten-foot ceilings.

A large mudroom holds a coat closet, guest bath, large laundry room, and leads to a spacious three-car garage.

Off the great room is a master suite beyond compare. The pan ceiling wears crown molding and the room ceiling is also highlighted with a separate crown molding. Extra large windows let in copious amounts of natural sunlight. The second room in this master suite offers porcelain floor and wall tiles, two separate vanities with granite tops, and beautiful large mirrors.


The beautiful master shower is next to an extra deep soaking tub.


An extra deep soaking tub sits just beneath a large high-set window.An extra large step in shower is a room unto itself, with plate glass doors and walls all around. You could easily have a view of the great outdoors while enjoying the exhilarating beauty of this fully tiled space. Brushed nickel door hinges easily swing both ways and a large tiled seat with space for two awaits the relaxation everyone should enjoy. A separate water closet and linen closet are nearby.

The nearby walk-in closet is extra long, and stands ready for your fashion items with two tiers of shelving.

Wooden hand rails with wrought iron spindles lead the way up an extra wide stair case to an upstairs with two full baths and another bedroom suite having a large bedroom and bathroom. Two additional bedrooms have dual door closets and share an addition full bath with dual sinks, granite counters, and a large shower and tub combination. This upstairs hallway is generously sized, and has a large closet.

The fully finished, 1,100 square foot basement, could be a living space all its own, with carpeting stretching from wall to wall. Custom woodwork surrounds support columns, and recessed lighting is placed “just so” to light this vast, comfortable space. A full bathroom with step in shower enhances the “first-floor” experience in this entertainer’s paradise. There is room for a pool table, or a movie screen television, or kids toys galore. You create your own palace. This is the place of endless possibilities, built by Doug Howard Building Co., LLC.


4 Bedrooms

4½ Bathrooms


3 Car Garage

2,843 square foot

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