Wide open spaces

Sunday, January 20, 2002

Design offers open, airy feel to Ashland Hills home

By Tammy Raddle ~ Southeast Missourian

Two half-moon windows greet you as you enter the home at 3909 Fawn Drive in the Ashland Hills Subdivison. Like their celestial counterparts, these moons accompany wide open spaces.

In the case of this home, those wide open spaces are found in a 17-foot cathedral ceiling in the living room and dining area. Along with light colors, they give the home a wide open and airy feel. A brass ceiling fan lazily stirs the air, and the feel of breeziness ties the entire home space together. Light wood cabinets in the modern kitchen add to that feeling.

The concept of space extends to the outside of the home, also, with a deck off the kitchen and dining area reaching out to a very large back yard. According to the owner, this is probably the largest back yard in the subdivision.

This home conveniently has two of the bedrooms located in the upstairs. The master bedroom features a large walk-in closet and an entrance into the upstairs bathroom.

The finished basement also houses a large bedroom as well as a family room/computer area, a laundry room, plenty of storage area, and an area that could easily be turned into another bathroom. A large storage area above the two-car garage is another convenience of this home.

Though the home is lovely, perhaps just as important is the neighborhood. This neighborhood, located in Cape Girardeau's Clippard School District, is somewhat of an old-fashioned neighborhood. The owner says that the neighbors take an interest in one another, and are always there to help each other. Its low-traffic streets are a great area for those who love walking, or for families with children who love to bicycle and skateboard.

If you love wide open spaces and starry nights spent out in the backyard with friends and family, you might be interested in this home. It's priced at $119,000 and is available through Century 21 Ashland Realty, 334-0125.

traddle@semissourian.com

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