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There’s lots to love about this large South End beauty

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front of the house was completely rebuilt, but they were able to restore the stained glass in the transoms.”

 

The effect of the brilliantly colored glass is magical as light pours through the front bay windows, illuminating the warm neutral living room. There, tightly woven grass-cloth wall covering makes an ideal backdrop for the honed black stone mantel of the gas fireplace.

 

Satiny hardwood flooring complements every room of this wide (22 feet!) expansive home. An extension on the rear of the house ensures that there’s room for your dream kitchen and enhances the superior flow of space on the first floor.

 

The dining room boasts wallpaper in a large scale, nature-inspired pattern and another big gas fireplace ensures that everything is cozy at mealtime. A chandelier with a drum shade shows you where best to place your dining table.

 

Dreaming of a kitchen with everything? This one fills the bill with walnut and white lacquer cabinets giving you tons of storage space. The light wood peninsula provides meal prep space beyond the quartz countertops. The family can sit around it for casual meals.

 

You’ll enjoy cooking on the six-burner Wolf range and the tall Sub- Zero refrigerator is hidden behind paneling, but its close by so you can take out ingredients as you make the meal.

 

An under-counter beverage refrigerator will chill the wine and the built-in spice cabinet keeps your seasonings organized and handy.

 

And when the weather is right for a barbeque, there’s a deck off the kitchen with a gas line and a grill. At the end of the evening, cleanup is easy – you’ll just load the dishes into the near-silent Bosch dishwasher in the kitchen.

 

Since you’ll want to entertain often, you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a beautifully appointed powder room in what was the original back hallway. A coat closet next to it is waiting for your guests’ coats.

 

You, your family and friends will delight in hanging out in the second floor family/media room, which has a treetop view through its front windows. The tray ceiling offers indirect lighting and there’s already a home theatre system to get you started on an evening of binge watching.

 

For those times when you need to get work done here, a home office with a built-in desk and ample storage is off the family room. Of course, for everyone’s convenience, there’s an opulent bathroom with a metallic wall treatment on this floor, as well.

 

There’s also a kitchenette in back with a wet bar, which makes for easy serving when you’re dining on the adjacent second-floor deck. This little kitchen has quartz counters, shining lacquer cabinets, a Sub- Zero fridge and a Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawer. A gas line on this deck makes it ideal for summer grilling, and you’ll never have to worry about refilling a propane tank. The bench seating, brick parapet and attractive railing make it a favorite place to spend time in nice weather.

 

When it’s bedtime, kids go upstairs to a pair of quiet bedrooms. Both rooms are large with built-out closets and dentil moldings. The bathroom for them is wonderful, surrounded by white subway tiles with cobalt blue accents. The round floor tiles are white and two shades of blue, and the shower has a rain showerhead and hand-held body spray.

 

And doing laundry can be a breeze here, especially with a full laundry room on this level. A Frigidaire Gallery front-loading washer and dryer and a long shelf for folding simplify the chore.

 

So, where’s the master suite? It’s another flight up.

 

“It’s like an oasis up here, “ Sprogis says.

 

The vaulted ceiling and built-in recessed headboard make it a very romantic space. If and when it’s time for a change from florals, you can have the pink and taupe headboard upholstery fabric changed out. You’re certain to love the two built-out walk-in closets.

 

The master bath is in a class by itself. Of course, it has double sinks so two people can get ready at the same time. You can choose to relax in the jetted tub with its stone surround. Or you might prefer to get clean in the spacious two-person shower with a pair of rainheads and a body spray. Either way, you’ll have plenty of natural light.

 

There’s an entire floor we haven’t talked about yet, and it’s down on the garden level. There’s a spacious playroom that’s a kids’ paradise with plenty of room to run and play, and a long bench with cushions in brilliant colors that provides reading space. When it’s time to stop the fun and start the night’s homework, there’s a station on one wall with room for three people to sit and get work done.

 

Don’t miss the guest suite on this floor, which could be ideal for visiting in-laws or an au pair. The bedroom is striking with reclaimed wood on the focal wall. The suite has its own full bathroom with a walk-in shower.

 

There is also a mudroom on this level with four cubbies that give family members a place to hang their coats and store sporting equipment. The back door offers direct access to the garden and the two parking spaces.

 

From top to bottom, this home has everything your 21st century family is looking for, with room for whatever they want to do.

 

“It’s a big house, but it’s very comfortable,” Sprogis says.