Saturday, October 23, 2010

15 Floral St | Windham, New Hampshire real estate & homes

Backing up to the 6th hole of the prestigious Windham Country Club, this magnificent home sits majestically up on a knoll, set back 180 feet from the private cul de sac of Floral Street.

The professionally landscaped lot is kept lush and green all summer long, thanks to a 20 zone irrigation system. The brick pathway winds it's way through Azalea, Rhododendron and Holly bushes, Dogwood and Cherry trees, as well as numerous perennials. The post lights and winding stone wall leads you to the covered entrance with the striking 2 story archway framing the 8 foot tall double doors with gorgeous lead glass surrounds. The brick front accents the architectural features of the home including granite keystones, multiple peaks and angles and the copper topped bay windows.

The charming brick patio is surrounded by stone walls, flowers, shrubs and a picturesque 34' grape arbor, covered with Concord and Niagra grape vines.

The brick walkway and oversized granite steps leads you to believe that you are about to enter an architectural masterpiece.

You know you've arrived as you enter the granite tiled foyer, elegantly lit by the towering palladian window. The attention to detail is obvious - coffered ceilings, over extended crown moldings, fluted columns, shadow boxing, wainscoting, custom built ins..... come see for yourself!

The library, with it's wall to wall custom cherry bookcases and remote controlled window shades are accented by Brazilian Cherry floors.

Through the French doors with leaded cut glass transoms, the formal dining room is large enough to entertain a good sized dinner party with friends. The cherry floor is trimmed with a decorative band featuring a grapevine pattern inlaid with solid hardwoods.

Opening directly into the Great Room, accented by tall fluted columns, soaring ceilings and the formal fireplace trimmed with granite tile, detailed moldings and fluted panels. The solid wood inlaid design featuring vines and roses outlines the hearth. Gleaming Brazilian Cherry floors are accented by a distinctive brass band.

The convenient first floor master suite is the perfect respite from a long day. Entering through double doors, this room dominates the west wing of the home and was designed for some serious relaxation.

The Blue pearl granite and gas fireplace divides the sitting area from the sleeping area. The bay shaped sitting room is one step up and overlooks the backyard. The new coffered ceiling with rope lighting was exquisitely designed. Tall atrium doors lead to the 14' x 33' rear patio. His and hers walk in closets leave plenty of room for everyone.

The new, sumptuous master bathroom with it's double integrated sinks is accented by granite countertops. The whirlpool tub is flanked by twin arched windows and sits next to the two person, oversized, seated glass shower. THe rainforest shower head above offers numerous water flow choices.

Custom birch cabinetry accented by granite countertops encircle the award winning kitchen - large enough and open for entertaining and just perfect for the chef in the family to whip up a delectable meal. All of the high end appliances by Thermador you would expect in a home of this caliber are fully integrated into the work area. The two tiered 18' granite island accommodates the needs of any chef.

The bay windowed breakfast alcove is off to one side and overlooks the backyard and golf course beyond. Historically significant, Butterfield Rock can be seen from here as well.

The family room is fully open and an extension to the kitchen, anchored at the far end by a huge, 7 1/2 foot high English style mantle. The 16' high cathedral ceilings are dotted with rows of recessed lights and paddle fans. The huge windows bathe the room in natural sunlight and the custom built ins on the side wall encases a large flat screen TV.

Behind the family room is a 3/4 bath and laundry room at the foot of the stairs, which lead up to a bedroom - the ideal space for another home office, a guest room, au pair suite or gym, which features a large "A" dormered window alcove and a spacious double closet.

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