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This two-story European home plan boasts of a vaulted library and entry at ground level. Three steps up to main floor bedrooms and vaulted gathering spaces. Master suite and guest suite on upper level with two walk-ins both accessible from the bedroom.
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Stately Ashton has room for entertaining
Classic and contemporary influences combine in the Ashton to create a stately yet unique French country-style home.
Stone-faced columns and exterior walls on the lower level imbue the home with a sense of permanence -- much needed in these times of rapid change. Arched windows and a wide balcony harken back to simpler times, while the curve and sweep of the soaring rooflines, are clearly French country.
Inside, this five-bedroom home is bright, spacious and comfortable. Ceilings in the entry hall, living room and library extend to the second floor. Exterior and interior balconies bridge the grand entrance. The interior balcony also extends into the library -- the only room truly at ground level. The rest of the rooms on the ground floor are three steps up.
Family living and entertaining takes place in a huge great room with a kitchen at one end, dining room in the middle and living room with fireplace at the opposite end. Two sets of French doors crowned by arched transoms open onto a custom-designed patio.
In the kitchen, a work island with built-in cooktop adds to the already generous counter space. The utility room has a large pantry, storage and counter space, and room for a freezer.
Each of three bedrooms on the lower level has a built-in desk. They share a compartmentalized bathroom with double vanities. Both of the upstairs bedrooms have two walk-in closets and a private bathroom with twin basins. The owners' suite has a luxurious spa and oversized shower as well.