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May 17, 2013

Hamilton estate offers peace and tranquility

While every property bears a certain degree of distinction, what truly sets a home apart is strategic attention to detail. As is apparent in this remarkable Hamilton Colonial, a simple alteration to a classic style combined with an eclectic blend of materials can take a house from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Though sporting a traditional façade, inside find a fluid contemporary design where wide open spaces invite natural light all day long. “This house is filled with windows and skylights, giving every room a constant brightness,” says Realtor Mary Wood of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “From the minute you walk in, you can’t help but be struck by the spaciousness of this gorgeous home.”

A gracious foyer with double glass doors and an attention-grabbing mosaic floor leads to a main living area undeniably designed with entertaining in mind. The two-story living room is breathtaking, complete with vaulted tray ceiling, stacked multi-paned windows and a custom stone fireplace. An enviable chef’s kitchen has been recently redesigned to feature top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, generous lighting, granite countertops, a center island with seating for three and a dining alcove encased in windows. Should you opt for a more formal space, the adjacent dining room is perfect for larger gatherings.

For less structured get-togethers, find a step-down family room that simply has it all, including multiple skylights, French doors to a stone terrace, gas fireplace, an entertainment center and a spacious office nook with custom workstation.

Rounding off this main level, and in keeping with the thoughtfulness of the floor plan, is a gorgeous master bedroom complete with gas fireplace, fabulous walk-in closets with built-in storage and an en-suite bath with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

Upstairs, find a cozy study, two bedrooms and a shared bath furnished with double vanities and whirlpool soaking tub.

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