A home for all seasons

Sunday, January 5, 2003

The master bedroom features a tall, peaked ceiling and large double windows with a Palladium window at the top.By Tammy Raddle ~ Southeast Missourian

Snow-covered hills can be seen through the large bank of windows in the living room at 351 Touchdown Drive in Touchdown Estates. The hills are perfect for children who want to spend a winter day sledding or for parents who want to enjoy the view with a cup of hot chocolate.

This is a home that is perfect for all seasons. Situated on more than two acres, this home has plenty of room -- inside and out.

An open house will be held today, hosted by Coldwell Banker Hamilton Realty.

Inside this house is classic beauty. A hardwood floor greets visitors in the foyer, along with a chandelier and a 23-foot ceiling. Light spreads through the house through Palladium-style windows and leaded-glass sidelights in the foyer. An oak-and-white staircase draws the eyes upward.

All around are pleasant rooms filled with light. Light decor optimizes the light and space, and each room contains interesting features.

To the right of the foyer is a room with a pillared entrance. Though actually designed to be a formal dining room, the room is being used as an office and library, and serves that purpose with style.

The living room features a 23-foot peaked ceiling, also with a large Palladium window at the top of a bank of 12 tall windows. The view through the windows is of rolling hills, beautiful year-round but especially tranquil on a snowy day.

The home's open floor plan echoes that feeling of warmth and tranquility. The kitchen is large and bright with hardwood floors and French doors that lead to a deck overlooking the back yard. Oak cabinets and all-white modern appliances give the kitchen a modern yet traditional look. Two windows at the kitchen's corner are situated above a unique corner kitchen sink.

In all, this home has about 3,648 feet of finished living space, all well lit, cheery and tastefully decorated. A main-level laundry room is located near the kitchen, and includes handy shelving and a deep sink for hand washables.

The home's master bedroom suite features a tall, peaked ceiling and large double windows with a Palladium window at the top. A large master bathroom features white ceramic-tile flooring, a walk-in closet and a double-sink vanity. A corner whirlpool tub offers a relaxing way to end a busy day. Other clever design features of the master bath include a separate toilet and shower area.

The upstairs features an open foyer area that overlooks the living room below and the magnificent view through the living room's bank of windows. Each of the upstairs bedrooms offers generous closet space, attractive lighting and access to the attic for additional storage.

The upstairs bathroom also features white ceramic tile, a double-sink vanity and a convenient linen closet.

The other upstairs bedroom is large enough to accommodate two twin beds.

The home's finished basement has cream-colored carpeting and is well lit with numerous inset lighting fixtures. A large bathroom has a white ceramic-tile floor and a bright floral wallpaper. The sink has a long vanity countertop.

Also downstairs are custom-built bookshelves and cabinetry, which offer space for the storage of books, puzzles, games or family treasures.

The downstairs area also features a large and well-organized in-law suite, with a bedroom large enough to accommodate a seating area, television and piano. French-style parlor doors can be closed for privacy.

Also downstairs is another office area and a large playroom and entertainment area. A large unfinished area of the basement offers space for exercise equipment and storage. Double doors open to the back yard for easy storage of lawn equipment.

traddle@semissourian.com

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