Custom-built comfort Classic design gives this Cape Girardeau h

Sunday, December 22, 2002

Journalist Helen Rowland once said, "Home is any four walls that enclose the right person." That ultimately is true about any house.

The house at 914 Pheasant Cove in Cape Girardeau's Clarkton Subdivision could be one of those homes. It offers the basics for providing that comfort: plenty of space and pleasant aesthetic design.

It is a modern classic -- a custom-built home with a large front porch, three-car garage, four bedrooms, two and a half baths, and it has had only one owner.

The outside of the house is traditional, yet unique, with a front-porch cut-out highlighting the beautiful Palladium-style windows. It has low-maintenance vinyl siding in a calming creamy color with white trim. The yard has been simply landscaped, offering endless possibilities for those who love to work outdoors.

Inside, the foyer greets visitors with a warm, hardwood floor. Winding upward is a beautiful oak curved staircase, and to the right is a living room with cathedral ceiling. Large windows give the room plenty of natural light, and light-colored walls and flooring visually optimize the space.

A formal dining room with an elegant brass chandelier offers wonderful entertaining possibilities. A large kitchen is nearby, giving a more casual atmosphere to the home. The kitchen features custom-built oak cabinets with a pantry, appliance garage and modern appliances. The flooring is a white and beige tile-effect linoleum and stretches to the kitchen's eat-in dining area. A door from the kitchen opens to a back-yard deck that is large enough for summertime dining and entertainment. The deck is gated for extra security of young children.

The home also features a family room with a wood-burning, brick fireplace. The fireplace has an oak mantle, perfect for display of favorite Christmas decorations and other family keepsakes.

A main-level laundry room is cleverly hidden behind folding doors. It is well organized and includes a large, deep sink for hand washables. A half-bath is also located on the main floor and features a pedestal-style sink and lovely peacock-feather-patterned wallpaper. Two coat closets on the main floor near the door offer handy space for storage.

The beautiful curved staircase makes its way to a large upstairs foyer area. Each of the upstairs bedrooms is large enough to accommodate most styles of furniture, and all are located close to a full bath that includes a tub and shower with a handheld shower massage and a hexagon-shaped sink.

The master bedroom suite area has double-entry doors. It also features a large walk-in closet and an attractive half-moon window above a triple set of windows. The suite's bathing area includes a whirlpool tub and beige ceramic tile around the tub and on the floor. A long double-sink vanity offers luxurious space for a couple and plenty of mirror space with a mirror that runs the length of the vanity. Inset lighting provides flattering light.

This home also has an unfinished basement with a roughed-in bathroom area. The home has more than 2,600 square feet of finished above-ground space.

This house is being offered for viewing through Century 21 Key Realty. It currently is listed at $229,900.

traddle@semissourian.com

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