Custom home is close to city's amenities

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Close to downtown, the university and Cape Girardeau shopping, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom home set on 1.5 acres also has a guest house on the property. The guest house has one bedroom with an adjoining nursery, a bathroom and an eat-in kitchen. There is a utility room in the cellar. Pine trees adorn the property.

This home has a new alarm system.

The property has a large concrete patio, Rainbow play system, trampoline and long driveway leading to the detached garage. A stone reflecting pool and grape arbor with seating offer great areas to relax.

Featured as one of Cape's Historic Treasures, this home was built around 1936 in the Spanish Revival style.

Assets include southern cedar heart wood flooring, doors and crown molding of a warm and inviting shade complemented by wood blinds. Nine-foot-high ceilings, recessed custom-built decorative and utilitarian storage and details like glass doorknobs are custom features that add lots of character.

Exterior storm-door entrances of wrought iron define the house's style, while yellow brick accented by subtle red brick at the front distinguishes the design from other homes in the area.

The eat-in kitchen adjoins the dining room through an arched entryway. Granite countertops and a granite island with dishwasher are featured in the kitchen, which also has above-cabinet storage, wood ceiling beams and a section of tall, stacked cabinetry with a custom, recessed oval China cabinet.

Wood beams in the living room ceiling accent the textured walls and wood-burning stove enhanced by Mayan tile. An arched, recessed shelf above is a perfect place to display the object that will reflect your decorating style in the living room.

A study near the living room is accessed by two arched entryways. In the center of the wall is an arched, recessed shelf. French doors in the study provide access to the yard.

The front door opens onto a foyer that accesses the living room.

Off the kitchen is a hallway with doors leading to the yard, living room, two bedrooms, bathroom and basement. Two storage closets plus a recessed, arched storage cabinet are also in the hallway.

The newly remodeled bathroom has a glass above-the-counter mounted sink, Roman shades that match the wall covering and tasteful light fixtures. A deep Jacuzzi plus marble flooring that is repeated on shower walls add to the room's appeal.

Nearby is the master bedroom, which has a ceiling fan with palm blades. The bedroom next to the master bedroom has new wall coverings.

Upstairs is a spacious loft bedroom with dormer.

The basement has a recreation room with bar, built-in corner storage cabinet and half bath. At the bottom of the stairs is a room with a door that leads outside.

Two potential bedrooms in the basement plus a huge laundry room with shower and sink set the lower level up for a potential alternative living space. A spacious room adjoins the laundry room. There is a shop with shelving and workbench plus behind-the-wall storage featured in one of the potential bedrooms.

335-661, extension 133

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