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Friday July 25, 2014

Home of the Week

266 Church Hill Road, Buxton

BUXTON – Here in a private, woodsy setting is a handsome brick single-level home enclosed by marvelous landscaping and hardscaping. To stroll the grounds and gardens of the 2.76-acre lot is like taking a horticultural tour, as you recognize many lovely ornamental blooms and shrubs (or wonder at the identity of those less familiar) and appreciate the subtle shaping of the lawn, whose curves into the surrounding trees reflect the crescent of the granite-lined brick patio.
Inside, hand-painted flowers, vines, and birds adorn many walls. “Quiet elegance” best describes the open-concept main living area, with its architectural columns, gas fireplace on marble hearth, and Palladian window illuminating the dining space. Through a lofty, arched door, the long kitchen extends into a windowed bay beneath a chandelier. Appliances, by Jenn-Air, are white; counters, including the distinctive island, are granite. There’s a desk, too. Down the side hall that accesses the oversized, two-vehicle garage, there’s a full bath that also houses the laundry.
The master suite is done in a light, subdued lavender and could not be prettier. The large bedroom enjoys lovely views of the back and side lawn and gardens. On either side of the private hall are walk-in closets with built-ins. The bath is spacious and beautifully appointed, and has both a shower enclosure and an oval Kohler soaking tub. In the south wing there are two good-sized bedrooms, front and back, sharing a pocket-door full bath Jack-and-Jill style. The front room, with its extensive built-ins, and chair rails, also makes a perfect office/study/den.
The carpeted lower level, which is bright as day without actually being daylight, adds more than 1,500 square feet of finished living space. Whether seen as guest quarters/in-law suite, or a multi-room complex suited to various recreational uses, the downstairs feels and functions like a second single-level home.
The main, family/media room includes a kitchenette with microwave. There’s a third bedroom, as an alternative to the first-floor office; a huge, full bath; walk-in pantry with built-ins; three bonus rooms; and storage/utility (forced hot water heat is multiple zones).
The home is listed for sale at $415,650 by Peter Mason of PoGo Realty, and presented by Julie Chandler of PoGo. For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Julie at 839-3300 ext. 225; 650-8927, or at julie@pogorealty.com.

Price: $415,650
Built: 1998
Rooms/bedrooms: 11/3
Baths: Four
Square feet: 2,021 plus 1,527
Garage: Two-vehicle, direct entry
Lot size: 2.76 acres
Taxes: $4,305

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Home of the Week is provided at no cost. Staff photos by Derek Davis.
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