Country charm

Sunday, June 15, 2003

Built on a stately hillside, the home at 806 Grove St. in Scott City seems like it should be a country estate. With its classic white siding and hunter-green shutters, this is definitely a country classic.

Outside, the family can enjoy swimming in an in-ground pool, neatly enclosed by white vinyl fencing. The fencing is also used along the driveway to the house. The 6 acres of gently rolling grounds offer the perfect setting for the house. The trees are well-established and offer shade for the porch swing. Two ceiling fans on the porch stir the summer air.

Inside, the home is comfortable, with the breezes flowing throughout. It was built for a family. The entrance area includes a play room with bookcases and cabinets for books, videos, games and toys.

Throughout the home, country decor is the defining look. Rich oak trim and classic country colors can be found.

The kitchen includes hardwood floors, bright white cabinets and yellow countertops for a cheery look. Touches like floral porcelain pulls on the cabinetry give the home a distinct feel. Custom cabinets with glass fronts allow you to display antique dishware and other collectibles. Two pantry closets have plenty of storage for food goods, and appliances like a side-by-side refrigerator with in-door drink and ice dispenser give modern convenience.

A formal dining room conveniently adjoins the kitchen and is spacious enough to seat 10 people. Open soffits at the ceiling level provide another way to display treasures. This area also has an exit to the patio and pool area, making outdoor entertaining convenient. Hardwood floors and three floor-to-ceiling windows bring the beauty of nature indoors.

The living room is also done with country flair. Three large windows overlook the children's play area outdoors, and a door exits to a charming side porch with a green ceramic-tile floor and a white-brick wall.

A main-level bathroom also has hardwood floors. The tub/shower has a glass enclosure, and oak cabinetry and brass and porcelain fixtures accentuate the country feel.

This home has five bedrooms. The master bedroom is on the home's main level and includes a built-in wardrobe with drawers and vanity. It includes a double-door closet. There is plenty of storage space in custom-built closets at the ceiling level. The master bathroom has a shell-shaped sink and a vanity with white cabinetry. A step-in shower and roomy linen closet are other pluses.

Upstairs are three bedrooms accentuated with charming eave ceiling lines, large windows and plush cream carpeting. One of the rooms includes a built-in seat and vanity area with a closet built cleverly behind the seat. Tongue-in-groove doors done in fresh white are another added interest to these bedrooms.

In the home's finished basement is a dream bedroom highlighted by a brick gas-log fireplace. This room easily could be converted into another family living space. It has its own exit to the yard and pool area.

Also downstairs is the laundry room, plenty of storage space and a bathroom.

This home is listed at $192,500 and includes 6 acres, a barn/stable and one-car garage building and a workshop area. It is listed through Hill Realty, 339-1600.

traddle@semissourian.com

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