You will immediately be captivated by this exquisite 3 bedroom, 3,150 square foot cape along a babbling brook in the quiet town of Granby. This property is in the heart of the five colleges area between Amherst with its vibrant town center, and South Hadley and the popular Village Commons.
Amherst is the home of the University of Massachusetts, Hampshire College, and Amherst College, as well as several golf courses. Mount Holyoke College is located in South Hadley. Located across the street of Mount Holyoke College is the Village Commons, which offers restaurants, a movie theater, a book store, and other retail shops. The historically preserved Donald Ross-designed golf course, The Orchards, is also nearby, as well as numerous other courses.
No expense was spared when constructing this stunning, arts and crafts inspired home, which is a short drive away from the destinations described above.
Whether it is the tastefully appointed interior with gleaming hardwood floors and elegant paneling, or the lush and lavish grounds bordered by granite and adorned with terraced gardens, stone patio, and Victorian era-inspired two-level barn capped by an ornate cupola; this property exhibits the attributes of refinement.
The main living space consists of an open dining and kitchen area with crown molding, a half bath and laundry room with front loading Energy Star washer and dryer, a master bedroom suite, a large living room behind pocket doors, and a luminous sun room.
The kitchen includes stainless-steel Energy-Star appliances, solid counters with custom tile backsplash, and a breakfast bar. The living room is a generous space with two window seats, crown molding, and a gas fireplace.
The master bedroom includes a walk-in closet an inviting full bathroom with glass shower and dual sinks.
Drawing visitors to the rear of the house is a luxurious sun room with tray ceiling, ceiling fan, and hardwood floor with cherry inlay. From the sun room, you can walk out to the accommodating multi-tiered stone patio with blue stone walls and grill area.
Upstairs there are two more generously sized bedrooms and another full bathroom.
Recessed lighting is found throughout the house.
In the basement you will find the central vacuum system, an energy efficient multi-zoned hydro-air heating system supported by an Energy Star boiler. An Aprilair air filter is installed into the ductwork allowing for a improved air quality.
In addition to the electrical panels, there is also a panel for the house and the propane fueled, full-house generator that is permanently attached to the house at the rear of the house. It turns on automatically in the event of a power outage. Also located on the exterior of this home are two central air conditioning units.
The basement also boasts ample ceiling height even with the ductwork in place. It also offers access to the oversized two car garage with nostalgic barn style garage door.
The barn offers heat, electricity, and two levels. It is also as meticulously landscaped as the main house.
This home also borders Batchelor Brook, creating the soothing sounds of water in your own back yard and a great place to explore.
Call Michael Seward at 413-531-7129