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October 18, 2013

West Newbury colonial contemporary affords space, flexibility and model school system

Whether you are in the market for a turn-key with loads of space, a private fenced backyard most important to those with young children and pets, or an educational system that can’t be beat, your search ends here, for this West Newbury property offers that much and more. Set on nearly an acre in this town known for its exemplary education and bucolic lifestyle, this is a home that can’t be beat.

This beautiful home is visibly modern and traditional in design with multiple skylights and flexible lofted spaces. The mix of traditional elements, such as new rich cherry flooring, French doors and formal rooms for entertaining, adds an interesting dimension to the interior. “The house is what I refer to as a Contemporary Colonial,” says the proud seller. “The layout of the house itself is very versatile with large open rooms perfect for entertaining. It is a great home in a kid-friendly neighborhood with access to the finest, most well-respected schools in the area.”

Though the basketball court, in-ground swimming pool and inviting back deck may tempt you to stay outdoors, the inside of this home is equally alluring. The recently updated kitchen is well equipped with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast nook where diners can let the “outside” in simply by opening double French doors to a glorious glassed porch. For more structured gatherings, find an elegantly appointed dining room and a dramatic sunken living room with sliders to the aforementioned deck.

Also lending access to the outdoors is a spacious family room with recessed media center, warmed by wall-to-wall carpeting and a wood-burning fireplace. Just overhead, find a marvelously secluded spot currently used as an in-home office, complete with a pellet stove and ceiling fan.

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