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Spacious French Country Home
3,698 Sq. Ft.
To the manor born… or at least it will feel like it in this elegant yet easygoing French Country home designed by Visbeen Architects for a busy family who wants the best of the past and the present. Drawn from both French and English traditional architecture, this two-story, 3,698-square-foot home (plus an optional finished basement) is a pleasing and timeless blend of two perennially popular styles.
Driving up the circular driveway, the home’s front facade impresses with its distinctive details, including a covered porch, iron and stone accents, a roofline with multiple peaks, large windows, and a central turret capping two bay windows. The back is no less eye-catching, with a series of large central windows on all three floors overlooking the backyard, two decks, and both a covered main-floor screen porch and an open-air patio perfect for alfresco entertaining.
There’s magic on the inside too. The expansive main level revolves around a welcoming two-story foyer with a grand curved staircase that leads into the rest of the luxurious floor plan. Highlights of the public spaces on the left include a spacious two-story, light-filled living room with a wall of windows overlooking the backyard and a fireplace, an adjacent dining room perfect for entertaining with its own deck, and a open-plan kitchen with central island, convenient home management area, and walk-in pantry. A nearby screened porch is the perfect place for enjoying outdoors meals bug-free. On the right side of the plan, the secluded master suite includes a spa-like bath with double vanities and a large tub as well as a private deck, large walk-in closet, and secluded nearby study/office.
Upstairs, another 1,132 square feet of living space is designed with family living in mind, including two bedrooms, each with private bath and large closet, and a convenient kids' study with a peaked ceiling and bay window. The central circular staircase leads down to the lower level, which can be finished to hold a large family room, game room, kitchenette, bar, guest bedroom suite, handy exercise area, and access to a nearby covered patio, plus more storage (even for a boat!).