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Impeccable colonial is your dream home

November 27, 2018

This charming colonial will make you feel like you’re living in a classic southern mini estate. “It offers a quiet retreat from everyday life. It’s down to earth, relaxing and comfortable yet grand and stately at the same time,” said MJ Devine, Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties.

Built in 2006, the 4,923-square foot five bedroom, six bathroom colonial is located on 2.77 acres at 7 Bramble Trail, a quiet cul de sac in Newtown. “It’s in a sought-after neighborhood near Lake Lillinonah,” Devine said.

A lovely two story foyer introduces you to the home. “Walk in the front entry and this magnificent home gives you a hug.” Instantly you will feel the warmth and beauty of the superior craftsmanship displayed throughout the home, including an arched entry and high ceiling. The entry is adorned with white trim; recessed lighting; oak hardwood floors; and a soothing color palette. The home also features wide planked oak floors with inlays in the dining room, family room, and master bedroom.

Entertain in the magnificent formal dining room. “This oversized room happens to be the perfect set up that will actually accommodate a large round table,” Devine said. Ideal for holiday get-togethers or year-round entertaining, the room is exquisitely detailed with a coffered ceiling handcrafted by a local craftsman. “Each box contains 22 pieces of hand-cut molding,” she pointed out. Also, the room has custom panel molding; sconces, a chandelier; oak hardwood floors; a soft floor palette; and arched windows with a view of the front lawn. In addition, it is wired for sound. Nearby, arched doors conceal a butler’s pantry, that is also convenient to the kitchen, comprising a marble countertop with sink, a wine fridge, a wine rack with glass front cabinetry, and a walk-in pantry.

The dining room is complemented by a formal living room that shares the same neutral palette; white trim; hardwood floors; and curved windows that offer architectural interest. “It’s large enough for the family to gather and have intimate conversation,” Devine said.

You’ll appreciate the amazing two-story great room that puts the spotlight on an oversized floor-to-ceiling wood burning stone fireplace with stone hearth. “It’s perfect for cozy New England winters.” Devine noted the accessibility of the home’s open floor plan. This expansive room is detailed with hardwood floors with an inlay design; white trim; recessed lighting; and large floor-to-ceiling windows that bring in natural light and provide views of the rear deck. Praising the home’s accessible open floor plan, Devine explained how the great room is beautifully attached to the kitchen/dining room.

A bright, cheerful chef’s kitchen offers plenty of space for cooking and casual dining. “It’s perfect for family cooking,” Devine said. A highlight is a large center island with a granite countertop that comfortably seats four. Some of its other wonderful details include an abundance of maple cabinetry with roll-out drawers; white trim; recessed lighting; hardwood floors; and stainless steel appliances including two sinks; two Bosche dishwashers for large dinner parties; a refrigerator; a double oven; and a Viking propane cooktop. A casual dining area is equipped with recessed lighting and hardwood floors.

“Need some time with Mother Nature? Venture out to the screened porch for a lazy morning and hear the birds sing, appreciate the foliage, and enjoy a cup of coffee,” Devine said. Located off the kitchen, this private space has a wood floor; a ceiling fan; lighting; and large screens that offer breathtaking views of the property. “This room makes the transition from indoors to outdoors seamless.” In the evenings light the candles for romance, listen to music, or hear the crickets on summer nights.

Conveniently off the great room is a first floor office with oak hardwood floors; white trim; recessed lighting; and windows. A brown palette creates a private cozy ambiance. “This nice sized room would also make a nice bedroom,” Devine said. Two powder rooms located at either side of the home complete the main level.

A wood staircase leads to the upper level where you’ll find a huge master bedroom suite beautifully adorned with a sitting room complete with a gas fireplace; built-in bookshelves and cabinetry; recessed lighting; his and hers walk-in closets; and a specially-designed shoe closet. “It has a soothing color palette of French gray and khaki beige.” The master bathroom is a gorgeous creation in marble. It has his-and-her vanities; tumbled marble; a soaking tub; a walk-in, floor-to-ceiling shower with seating; a private commode; and instant re-circulating hot water.

The upper level also has an en suite guest bedroom at the end of the hall for privacy and two other generously-sized bedrooms with ample closet space that share a jack-and-jill bathroom.

The lower level features a fully-finished basement/game room/exercise room with a third gas fireplace and half bathroom. “This open space complete with walk out to the yard offers your family a place to spread out, play games stored in the built-ins, watch TV, exercise, or simply relax.” It also offers plenty of storage.

Additional amenities include central air conditioning; a whole house generator; and a three car garage. “A walk-up attic offers endless possibilities,” Devine said.

The home’s quaint feel begins at its circular driveway that leads to a quintessential southern front porch with a ceiling fan and plenty of space for chairs. “When you come home after a hard day’s work you can enjoy the beauty and peace of this serene but social neighborhood. The charming front porch with the lazy porch swing offers the ability to relax and read the paper on Saturday afternoons.” Devine noted it’s the ideal spot to on a warm summer day or a crisp autumn evening. The exterior is landscaped to perfection with a variety of foundation plantings; a large front and back yard; and a wood deck. For outdoor entertaining, the home has a firepit surrounded by stone.

The home is minutes from Newtown center and a short drive to Federal Road. “This is a special home not to be missed,” Devine said. “It has so much. There’s endless possibilities.”

To view the home, visit MLS#170074695. The home is offered at $715,000.

An open house will be held today, Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Listing agent: MariJean Devine, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, (203)744-5544, marijeandevine@bhhsne.com.

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