Located about 12 miles north of Amherst and the five colleges area, is the quiet rural town of Montague. Montague has a population of about 8,500 people and consists of 5 villages, including quaint Montague Center. Montague’s other villages consists of Lake Pleasant, Millers Falls, Montague City (not really a “city”), and Turner’s Falls.
Located up the road from Montague Center, which is also Montague’s Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this new 1,903 square feet, three bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial style home has been given a 5 star plus energy rating. It sits on a 1.03 acre lot. Montague has been designated a Green Community under the commonwealth’s Green Communities Act. As such, new homes in towns in Montague are built to a more energy-efficient building code. This saves the home owner more money on energy costs, which increases the value of such homes. Many cities and towns in the Pioneer Valley have been designated as a Green Community.
The first floor of this home offers an open floor plan. As one enters from the two-car garage, there is a half bathroom to one’s immediate right, which offers two closets and washer and dryer hookups.
The dine-in kitchen boasts maple cabinets, energy star stainless steel appliances, a ceramic tile floor, and a breakfast bar. The dining area offers gleaming hardwood floors, ceiling fan, and sliders to a 16’X16’ deck.
The kitchen is open to two more rooms with hardwood floors that can be used for a living room, den, or a formal dining room.
There are three bedrooms upstairs and includes wall-to-wall carpeting. The spacious master bedroom boasts two walk-in closets and a ceiling fan. There is also a master bathroom with a dual vanity and standing shower.
The two other bedrooms each offer an accommodating space, as well. There is also another full bathroom in the upstairs hallway.
The basement has been framed for easy finishing. Energy efficient features include two zone heating, an energy efficient boiler, and a hybrid hot water heater. This home is heated with propane.
If you are planning on buying or selling a home in the Pioneer Valley, make your first call to Michael Seward at 413-531-7129. Michael Seward is a Certified Residential Specialist, a Certified Buyers Agent, a Certified Loss Mitigation Specialist, a Certified New Homes Specialist, and Green designee of the National Association of REALTORS®.
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