They were a growing family with a home in town and a desire to stretch out and live out when one day they happened upon the dream place to make that all happen.
A ride just out of town revealed a new neighborhood under development with homesites all over an acre and located in an area of rolling countryside. The best homesite was one at the end of a cul-de-sac and included a shade more than 3.5 acres of rolling terrain which overlooked woods and was landlocked to prevent further development..and it was available!
Their excitment was palatable and grew as they dreamed about the home they would build there. The kids were excited about the proximity to their schools where they were active and involved. She was thrilled with the proximity to her business, shopping and other amenities while he was enthused about the highway access to get him to his office downtown.
All systems became green as they designed a home for their lifestyle with lots of flexibility for changes that would come through the years. A home with over 6500 square feet was built with 5 bedrooms and a beautiful open floor plan which combined dining, family and gourmet kitchen area into one area overlooking the peaceful yard with a private pond and woods. Additionally there was a formal living and dining room for entertaining, a rocking chair porch, gorgeous library and main floor office/work space. The master bedroom suite was placed on the main floor to acommodate later years if needed.
The walkout level was special as well since it was finished with two bedrooms, a full kitchen, living area with beautiful stone fireplace, private laundry and private access to the garage. As the years passed it would acommodatecollege students for the nearby colleges and universities. Always it would provide a place for in-laws or others who might need to be close yet maintain independent living.
As always happens, life changed and the children grew and moved on. The lovely lower level remained unused and it became time for a smaller home. Because they have loved this home and location, this family hopes that another family will find this quiet respite a place for them to make their own memories.
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Copyright 2009 Sondra TenClay