This colonial home plan boasts a wide railed balcony that tops similarly shaped columned entry porch. Large family room with fireplace opens to deck, which is linked to the kitchen. The roomy kitchen has a large work island and direct access to garage.
Click items to enlarge
Impressive colonial home melds formal, informal
Boasting almost 4,000 feet of living space, the mansion like Clairmont is an eclectic mix of the old and the new, the formal and the informal. This spacious Georgian colonial home needs a good sized piece of land to do it justice. It is far too large for construction on an average sized city lot.
A classic two story entryway is just inside the traditional symmetrical exterior. And as you'd expect, a parlor is on one side, a dining room is on the other, and a graceful open staircase sweeps up one side. But the bridge at the front is a totally contemporary touch. It does triple duty, connecting the two front bedrooms, overlooking the foyer, and providing access to the formal balcony.
Each of the four rooms upstairs could be outfitted as a bedroom, but the largest one might be put to better use as a game room, hobby area, art studio, or you name it. Two rooms have walk in closets, and one has a private bath as well. The other upstairs bathroom is directly accessible from two of the bedrooms and features twin vanities in a compartment separate from the steamy combination tub and shower.
A window rich morning room, bathed in the full spectrum natural light from six broad skylights, extends the already large kitchen. In addition to plenty of cupboard and counter space, kitchen features include a built in desk and a central work island with built in range and oven.
The kitchen is accessible from the dining room, family room or the huge three car garage. A utility room, complete with clothes chute, sink, pull down ironing board, counter and cupboard space, is at the other side of the family room, next to the sumptuous owners' suite.
Off in a wing of the Clairmont by itself, the owners' sleeping area offers a quiet retreat from the activities in the rest of the home. Amenities include a fireplace, private deck, and built in bookcase. His and hers walk in closets provide twice the usual closet space. The master bath has two basins, both in an area separate from the shower.