A stucco exterior, accent windows and a red tile roof give a French Mediterranean flavor to the Frenchglen.
Columns flank the stately entrance, and inside, slender columned archways grace the passages between each of the family living areas. Another set of columns, in the master suite, add a surprise touch of elegance to the spa.The family room is at the hub of the home. A French see-through fireplace connects the family room to the living room, offering enjoyment of fires from either room.
You can park the car in the garage and carry groceries right into a kitchen that has a central cooking island and a large step-in pantry. There's room enough in this big kitchen for a freezer as well as a refrigerator, and the nearby nook is awash in light from two walls of windows. One of the walls is actually sliding glass doors, allowing meals to move outside onto terrazzo of tile patio.
The master suite is also on the main floor. This arrangement provides privacy for couples with children and allows empty nesters to confine their daily lives to the lower level, leaving the upstairs for visiting grandchildren and other guests. The master bath features his and her walk-in closets and has a compartmentalized toilet and two basins in a dressing area.
An open stairway curves up one side of an entryway that is vaulted to the second floor, providing a view of the foyer from the landing at the top. The three large rooms upstairs could be used as bedrooms or put to other uses. A pocket door separates the water closet from the twin vanities.
Extra storage is available in a closet at the end of the hall. Soiled laundry takes the easy way down, with a laundry chute that drops into the utility room below.
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