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Homes of the Week

April 19, 2013

Easy living in bucolic Hamilton setting

The most desirable features of New England living come together in this impressive ranch home situated comfortably among mature trees and stone walls on 1.6 pristine acres. The property features a spacious 2,692-square-foot ranch home and two large outbuildings — all lovingly maintained in move-in condition by the original family who custom-built the home in 1958.

“What makes this property so perfect is the land,” says listing agent Paul Herrick of Keller Williams Realty. “It’s so rare these days to find 1.6 acres of level open land area. It’s this wonderful, perfectly level grassy yard. It’s just a beautiful site.”

The brick exterior home includes three good-sized bedrooms, 21/2 bathrooms, and a master suite with custom-built cabinets, ample closet space and a cedar closet. Flooring is a combination of wall-to-wall carpeting in the bedrooms and hardwood and tile in the public areas. The home is cooled by central air conditioning and warmed by an oil heating system.

This expansive ranch home suggests endless possibilities for informal family living and formal or more relaxed entertaining. The finished basement includes a large playroom for kid-friendly entertaining, or host a more grown-up gathering in the large fireplaced family room. More custom features include built-ins in the family room, a front-to-back dining room and a mudroom. Enjoy views of the lush grounds from the large kitchen windows.

“The house is an easy choice because you can just buy it, move right in and live there without having to do anything,” Herrick says. Because they custom built-the home, the owners have done a fabulous job of maintaining it. “It’s located in a neighborhood of more expensive properties, so anything a new owner wanted to do to the home would certainly hold up in terms of value.”

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