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Featured home - This home comes with its own woods

March 28, 2005|by MALINDA SHAVER of HomeSource

A woodpecker is tap-tap-tapping in the treetops, signaling springtime through the woods. He's up in a tall hardwood next to the clearing that surrounds this week's HomeSource Feature Home.

As you can imagine, opportunities for wildlife watching are numerous from this crisp contemporary, sited within a clearing just a few hundred yards from the C&O Canal. The property shares a 300-foot border with the National Park Service easement along the C&O canal. An overlook invites you to spend a lazy hour or two surrounded by Nature. The Potomac River curves by below the hillside.

There is much to enjoy throughout the 20.44-acre property that hosts this sunlit home. Approaching by the paved driveway, the visitor meanders past a cleared field, an extensive front yard and acres of woods. In addition to a two-car garage, paved parking is provided. The bright, two-story entrance welcomes you inside where the tiled foyer opens into the living and dining areas. The sunken living room is carpeted, and the ceiling soars to 17 feet where it meets the stairway as it angles upward to the balconied landing.

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With an open floor plan, the main floor encourages interactivity, flowing from living and dining rooms to kitchen and breakfast area. Hardwood floors extend into the large family room with its wood-burning brick fireplace. From every window you can savor the privacy of the wooded setting. A half-bath and laundry space complete the amenities on this level.

Across the back of the house, extending from dining room to family room, is a large wooden deck. There, steps lead down to a patio with a spa; there is also a separate entrance for the finished bedroom and bath on the lower level.

Remaining space downstairs is available to be customized to the new owner's needs, whether it be storage, home office, playroom or workshop.

Upstairs, the master bedroom boasts French doors opening to a private balcony. A double-door entrance to the room makes it easy to move in that king-size bed. The large bath includes both shower and tub with whirlpool jets. Two other bedrooms on the upper level each have an entrance to the second large bath; this could be a second master suite as well.

Even with a secluded setting, access to Williamsport and Interstates 81 and 70 gets you quickly to the rest of the world.

When you visit, take your walking shoes and follow the marked trail down to the hill overlooking the river. Imagine enjoying your own private park, 365 days a year. It's the crowning touch for your next home.

For additional information, contact Yvonne Thomson of Real Estate Teams, 301-797-1179, or 877-443-1500.

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