Time on site: 13 hours
About 9716 Us Highway 42
Situated on four private acres of lush landscape and gardens, this extraordinary residence is located in the heart of Prospect and is the perfect combination of timeless colonial architecture and an exceptionally open layout of living spaces. Thoughtful design and attention to every detail is evident both inside and throughout the inviting outdoor living areas, which are enveloped by an oasis of perennial gardens and are accessible from multiple rooms within the home. These outdoor spaces are truly breathtaking--from the private courtyard and patios, to the expansive wrap-around deck with pergola, to the enormous Bluestone terrace surrounding an in-ground Gunite salt water pool--what a spectacular setting for relaxation and entertaining, nearly year-round!As you make your approach from the meandering driveway, you'll instantly appreciate the magnificence of this special home. Upon entry, a gracious two-story foyer with sweeping staircase sets the stage, followed by a spacious living room with fireplace and adjacent sitting room with recessed bar. What an ideal spot to unwind at the end of the day! The elegant formal dining room is perfect for the occasional dinner party or any other gathering, with convenient access from the foyer, kitchen and family room. The gourmet kitchen is equipped with an abundance of white cabinetry, vast serving areas finished in granite, center island and stainless-steel appliances. An adjacent sunroom affords an incredible amount of natural light and panoramic views from three-sided wall of windows and doors, and is appointed with casual dining and seating areas, allowing guests to witness the culinary creations! French doors lead to the pergola deck, terrace and pool. Another adjacent family room features cathedral vaulted ceiling and brick hearth fireplace, which leads to an inviting and handsome library with fireplace, built-in bookcase, access to full bathroom, and two sets of French doors leading to a splendid brick courtyard patio, where Al Fresco dining will be a must! (The library and adjacent bathroom could easily be redesigned into a main level primary suite if desired.) A second full bathroom, which serves as a guest powder room, completes this level of the home. On the second level, you'll find a primary bedroom suite that has been beautifully renovated and provides a peaceful retreat from daily stresses. The bedroom is accentuated by wainscoting, double tray ceiling detail and cozy seating area with fireplace. The en suite bathroom is truly a lap of luxury, offering double bowl vanity and immense walk-in shower, finished in designer marble and tile. The adjacent wardrobe closet offers custom built-ins and center island, as well as conveniently appointed laundry set-up. A curved wall of windows leads to the first of three spacious guest bedrooms, with direct access to the shared hall bathroom. Each of the bedrooms feature two oversized closets, and if an additional bathroom is desired, one could easily be added, adjoining two of the three bedrooms. Finally, the walkout lower level is smartly appointed as separate living quarters with full kitchen, family room with fireplace, bedroom with closet and egress window, and full bathroom---all of which has recently been added. There is also a secondary laundry area and plenty of unfinished storage. Other outstanding features include a lovely greenhouse, which is versatile space, even if you don't have a green thumb, potting barn for additional gardening storage, oversized 3-car garage, separate gardening area adjacent to the walkout lower level patio, expansive front and rear lawns, three heating and air systems, updates galore and so much more! Call for a private tour today!!