The 2,970-square-foot Columbus combines traditional styling with a spacious, modern floor plan. Today's multifaceted families will appreciate this open floor design. With the sleeping areas on different levels, this home will appeal to a variety of family situations. Retired couples can seal off the entire second floor until children and grandchildren come to visit. Mom and Dad can have the privacy of a first-floor master suite, while teenagers, also needing a certain amount of privacy, have the run of the upper level.

A covered porch dominates the front and wraps to the side, offering a shady escape from the summer heat. The attractive exterior brick suggests a solid permanence. Inside the vaulted entry, open to the second floor, the excellent use of space is evident. To the left of the entry sits a comfortable living room, with windows all around to drink in the view. To the right, the formal dining room is conveniently near the kitchen.The isolated master suite is sure to please. Amenities here include a huge walk-in closet, home security system to ensure your safety and a private bathroom with shower, twin basins, linen storage and skylit spa. There is also access to a small private deck.

The vaulted family room is where you and your guests can gather to watch videos and munch popcorn, while the corner fireplace keeps everyone cozy.

The location of the kitchen allows you to serve food anywhere with ease. Featured here are a walk-in pantry, double ovens, central cooktop, garden window and adjoining nook. When the weather is nice, set up the barbecue on the back deck and invite the whole gang. Step through the utility room, with pull-down ironing board and laundry chute, into a two-car garage equipped with a shop/storage area.

A central staircase brings you to the second level. Here a vaulted den bisects the top floor with two bedrooms and a bath on one side and a single bedroom with private bath on the opposite.

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