Attractive accommodations Jackson house has cathedral ceilings,

Sunday, September 15, 2002

JACKSON, Mo.

When life seems to always have unexpected turns, the right home can be like a shelter from the storm.

This house has the feel of a comforting shelter, sturdy in its brick exterior, and soft as grandmother's quilt on the inside.

The entrance features a handsome door with frosted glass and sidelights, the foyer immediately moving into the rest of the home. To the left is a formal dining room that is perfect for special family dinners and entertaining friends.

The open floor plan artfully shows off the kitchen and living areas. The kitchen features oak cabinets, a stone-like brown ceramic floor tile, and a large kitchen island with a double sink and beautiful cabinetry and trim work. The burgundy counter tops give the room a rich, earthy feel, yet modern white appliances give it a very contemporary flair. The appliances include an above range built-in microwave and a refrigerator with drink and ice dispenser in the door.

A kitchen breakfast nook area is perfect for the bay window area in the kitchen that looks out the back yard. It makes for a sunny spot to enjoy morning coffee.

The living room has an airy and open feel with a cathedral ceiling, and a large built-in entertainment center roomy enough to accommodate a large screen television. Pella windows are found throughout the house, and patio doors in the living room exit to a sheltered patio, perfect for outdoor entertaining and a hot tub. The back yard is large enough to accommodate a pool or a myriad of other outdoor family activities.

The house has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and two half-baths. The main level bedrooms feature tall windows that allow for plenty of natural light, and there is ample closet space.

The master bedroom suite includes a master bath area that is both inviting and relaxing. A corner garden whirlpool tub is situated next to two large windows. A separate shower and large walk-in closet are other luxuries. Nine-foot ceilings throughout the main level of the house give it an airy feel.

Much of the house is open to multiple uses. Computer rooms, play rooms, and exercise and sauna rooms are all possibilities.

Even areas like the garage have been planned thoughtfully and creatively. The home has a two-car garage on the main level, but also a one-car garage in the basement area, which would make the home perfect for multigenerational families. The downstairs has its own entrance and garage.

Also downstairs is room for additional bedrooms, hobby rooms or exercise areas. A large family room area could accommodate pool tables, arcade games, and anything else a family could think of for entertainment. The area is perfect for teenagers, having its own wet bar and snack area.

One of the very unique features of this house is its central vacuuming system, making it possible to do household chores without having to transport a heavy vacuum from room to room. The house is also well-equipped for efficient heating and air-conditioning, using two furnaces. It also features wiring for cable or satellite television systems.

The house has the added convenience of being close to the Jackson Middle School, and in a neighborhood that is perfect for families.

Priced at $284,250, this home is available for viewing through Capaha Realty, 334-9628.

traddle@semissourian.com

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