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Fine suburban-style living can be had in JP
Josephine Tsui of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has listed the exceptionally move-in-ready 2,600-square-foot residence at 20 Lila Rd. with four bedrooms and two bathrooms for $1,290,000.

Richly stained oak flooring that begins at the front door and continues throughout the home is a cohesive element that blends with any decor. Although smallish, the front entry has all the necessary prerequisites: a place for keys, mail, etc., and a sizable coat closet.

A gas fireplace with a contemporary granite surround and mantel is a striking focal point in the spacious living room. This well-proportioned room makes furniture arrangement easy.

The L-shaped kitchen, which is fully open to a massive dining-family room, is a stylish beauty of a space. White cabinetry with under-cabinet lighting showcases the backsplash of extra-long subway tile.

With stainless steel Bosch appliances (dishwasher and French door refrigerator with a freezer drawer) plus a GE oven and Bertazzoni five-burner gas range under a stainless steel hood, skilled chefs will be comfortable, too.

A step-down center island with a Kazza stainless steel sink topped by a quartz countertop provides additional prep/serving space and seats four.

Additional cabinetry that includes floor-toceiling cupboards/pantries with frosted glass inserts also incorporates server (and/or more prep) space for the nearby dining area and access (via a full glass pane door) to the very private yard.

A gas fireplace with a stunning stainless steel and quartz tile surround at the other end of this huge area has space above the mantel for a television. Open and closed shelving is on each side with one end wrapping around creating a “dry” bar and/or mini-server area.

Four large casement windows on one wall are installed above a four-foot display ledge, allowing in ample natural light without eliminating usable wall space. The soaring cove ceiling, which is at least 15 feet high, adds drama and grandeur.

The new floor plan addresses (and insures) personal privacy by creating bedroom wings on each side of the house. Two bedrooms and a full bathroom are in one wing; the master suite is in the other one.

The master suite, which is off the living room, has a huge sleeping chamber that easily accommodates a king-size bed, the prerequisite bedroom furniture and seating. The ninefoot- plus-high ceiling highlighted by double crown trim adds extra splendor. Even the massive walk-in closet with custom inserts has a high ceiling.

Double crown molding is also in a very generously-sized en suite bathroom with a very large step-in shower that has a built-in bench and a frameless glass door. Two sinks in a long vanity and an American Standard commode are practical features while 12-by- 24-inch floor tile are stylish ones.

Maximizing space (with a unique touch or two, of course) is another outstanding feature of this home. The combination laundry/mudroom is an excellent example.