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Suburban-style living in JP
Just beyond the living room, past a sliding barn door that opens to reveal a tiled area with a full glass pane door to the yard, and on the way to the bedroom wing are the laundry facilities that include a full-size washer and dryer topped with a “folding” shelf, overhead cabinetry and a three-drawer built-in chest. A double closet for outerwear and accessories allows this area to do double duty as a mudroom.

The remaining two bedrooms have all the same finishing touches as the rest of the house: double crown molding, good-looking bump boards and lighted closets with custom inserts. The larger bedroom with windows on two walls – Yankee cross-ventilation ingenuity at work – has a large single closet while the smaller room that overlooks the yard has a double closet. Bringing in a Murphy bed and using this as a guest room/study is another option.

A glass subway tile surround is a sparkling accent piece for the tub/shower combination in the shared bathroom. Two sinks increase function, double crown molding adds character and a deep linen closet provides substantial storage.

More living/play/storage space is downstairs in this finished basement. A sizable bonus room has a flush-mount fireplace on a striking stone-front wall that stretches to the ceiling. Tile flooring insures that however this space is used – second family room, game space or media center – maintenance is easy.

In addition to a huge dedicated storage room, this level has an enormous amount of regulation “basement” space with a concrete floor and excellent ceiling height. Let’s not forget direct access to the garage.