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Enchanting English Cottage
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|Heated Sq. Ft.||2,946|
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This cottage has 2946 square feet of living space which includes 608 square feet in the basement, that has a small bedroom, office area, storage and craft area. This home welcomes guests to enter through a storybook arched door in the entry that leads directly into the living room (13 x 20). The gas fireplace, original hardwood floors, crown molding and large picture window make this a warm and inviting room for family and guests. A formal dining room (17 x 11) is adjacent to the kitchen and living room, and is crowned with a beautiful antique brass & crystal chandelier. With hardwood floors, chair rail, built-in corner china cabinets and a large picture window, dinning with friends and family is a pleasure for any occasion. The kitchen has the original built-in cabinets, cast iron double sink, and Tappan Deluxe stove. A breakfast nook with built in cabinetry and shelving makes a delightful addition. This kitchen is a good size (20x11) and has plenty of storage with room for a center island or a bar and stools if desired. The two bedrooms are separated by a full bathroom with built-in linen storage. The first bedroom is 11x11 square feet with hardwood floors and a 3x8 ft. closet with buit-in drawers and shelving. The second bedroom (14x11) has carpet over a hardwood floor, built-in book cases, and has a small walk-in closet with a built-in cabinets and deep storage. Adjacent to the dinning room is a den that features knotty pine walls, hardwood floor, bay window, matching ceiling beams, gas fireplace, built-in book cases, cabinets and desk, and includes the second full bathroom. The present owners use the den as the master bedroom. The sun room(23x12) with 10 foot ceilings and 8 ft. french doors opening to the patio and large, fenced backyard, also leads directly into the family room. This welcoming gathering place (21x23) has 10’ ceilings, a built-in 22 ft. long floor-to-ceiling library bookcase, snack counter and cabinetry, enough area for a sectional couch, entertainment center, game table with chairs, and games. Both the front and back yards are shaded by large, mature elm and pine trees. If you enjoy exercising, just open the back gate, cross the alley to join your neighbors in running or walking on the high school track. Drive a couple of miles and hike, camp, hunt, fish or explore 100,000 acres of National Grasslands.
Archived in March, 2013
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