The country-style exterior of the Constantine, with its wide, wrap-around veranda, belies the mix of classic formality and contemporary amenities found inside.
Curved arches flanked by formal columns mark the passages between rooms in the family living area, and the home even boasts a formal parlor. Well, nearly formal.Because no doors completely enclose the parlor, it can't be considered totally formal. Nor did any traditional parlor ever have a see-through fireplace linking it with a family room. Another unusual feature is the location of the family room at the center of the home.
The master suite features his and her walk-in closets, twin basins near an oversized tub flanked by yet another set of columns, and a compartmentalized toilet. Sliding glass doors open onto a wide deck, also accessed from the bright, window-lined eating nook. The spacious country kitchen is convenient to both the nook and the dining room.
A graceful open staircase curves up one side of a wide foyer, open to the second floor. The landing at the top looks down over the entryway. Two of the three rooms upstairs are definitely bedrooms, with a third that could be used as a bedroom, study or whatever. The bathroom has a compartmentalized toilet and tub, with double vanities. A laundry chute near the top of the stairs feeds into the utility room below.
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