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Featured home - Fountain Head home provides a fairway view

April 04, 2005|by MALINDA SHAVER of HomeSource

With gently winding streets, the mature neighborhood adjacent to the Fountain Head Country Club provides a serene setting for a spacious brick home with a comfortable manner. The back of the house affords a view reminiscent of Renoir, extending across the 17th fairway of the golf course.

Golf devotee or not, you'd probably find the best spot in the house on a summer evening is a lounge chair on the shady, screened back porch. And during the cooler months of the year, where else would you lounge but in the glow of one of four, count them, four brick fireplaces?

From lower level finished recreation room to the owners' suite upstairs, this home can accommodate all of a family's favorite activities. Welcoming visitors, the front entrance invites you first to the formal living room, with its fireplace at one end; then to the dining room. Here and in the other rooms as well crown molding and chair rails are featured, with a panel effect accenting the dining room. French doors open to a deck just meant for entertaining.

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But this traditional floor plan accommodates both these formal areas and the more casual flow in the family room and breakfast area. The kitchen is large but efficient, and the laundry closet adjacent puts that essential function close at hand. The main floor family room features another fireplace, this one with a wide brick hearth. An entry door admits family and casual visitors, while at the back is the door to the screened porch.

Throughout the main level, random-width hardwood flooring complements the traditional style of the home. On the lower level is a finished, carpeted recreation room (with another fireplace!), a wet bar and a large island counter. There's plenty of storage. A full bath on this level is one of three in the house; a half-bath serves the main floor.

Including the master suite, the upper level provides four bedrooms and two full baths. Here the chair rails and crown molding are continued. Passing through one large bedroom, there is a large bonus room. You might envision a bedroom-playroom or sitting room suite here.

If you're not fond of mowing, the conservative size of this lot will please you - yet the fairway view provides all the pleasure of its open space. Separate storage at the rear of the garage is convenient for the deck furniture and that small lawn mower. In front of the oversized double garage, there's extra paved parking. Inside, heating is zoned; exterior wall construction uses 2-by-6 framing, with additional insulation.

Well suited for a family, this easy-to-maintain home seems ready to welcome new owners. The location is beautiful and very convenient. To visit, call Claire and Ed O'Connell of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 301-745-1500.

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