Quaint quietness on a cul-de-sac

Sunday, September 30, 2001

JACKSON, Mo. -- An air of peacefulness surrounds this custom built home resting on a pie-shaped lot at the center of a cul-de-sac. Bold architectural lines that greet visitors continue throughout the house. An array of arches highlight the front façade from the entry to windows and doors.

Once inside eyes are drawn upward where crown molding cases the 12-foot ceilings in the foyer, living room and dining room. Wood trim frames the arched passageways from the foyer to adjacent rooms.

Light streams into the family room from all angles. French doors lead from the family room to the upper deck, which overlooks the surrounding wooded area. Relax in the solitude as deer and other wildlife mingle about.

There's more than just a fireplace in the family room. Custom shelving above and around the fireplace is designed to fit an array of audio/visual equipment in addition to books and other collectibles. Wiring including phone jacks and cable plugs has already been installed.

A rich green stone composite counter tops the kitchen cabinets and part of the angled wall that separates the kitchen from the family room. The stair-stepped cabinetry provides a display area for plants, cookie jars or other kitchen memorabilia. Top-of-the-line appliances are already in place. There's even a pantry for added storage. Wood flooring adds a clean touch to the dining room, kitchen and breakfast nook. Just a few steps away is a laundry area complete with washer, dryer and cabinetry.

Double glass doors open to the master suite. Architecture takes a different turn with a dropped wall that divides the master suite from the family area. The space created is perfect for flourishing plants. The master suite also opens onto the upper deck.

Clothes are within easy reach in the master bath's walk-in closet. Wire shelving takes care of most needs including shelves specifically designed for shoes. Plan a relaxing get-away. Light a few candles, pour in a favorite fragrance and let the jets of the whirlpool tub take care of the rest. Those who like to linger in the shower will find this tiled wrap-around corner shower an exciting adventure.

Travel from the family room around one side of the fireplace to find a conveniently placed full bath. With a corner bedroom nearby, it's almost like having another suite in the house. Access to the deck is also available from this area.

Take the other path to find a two more bedrooms and another bath. Even the largest of families should be able to handle those early morning "rush hours." Theater lighting illuminates the stairway from the family room to the lower level. Another fireplace, this one with a complete set of bookshelves above is the focal point of the lower-level family room. French doors lead to the lower patio. Crown molding frames the unusual recessed 10-foot ceiling.

Another full bath on this level accommodates two additional rooms that could serve a multitude of purposes. The home worker might like some private office space. Another bedroom could be on the agenda or perhaps an exercise or craft room would best suite the family's needs.

Additional storage is available as well as a downstairs garage with overhead door. A drive leads from the cul-de-sac to the lower garage as well as to the main level two-car garage.

This $384,900 Jackson home will be open today for viewing. Contact Hill Realty for a private showing.

dbedwell@semissourian.com

335-6611, extension 211

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