The Asbury

The Asbury is a classic mid-Maryland style Colonial Revival home that started as a plan of CE Rensberger’s but has been revamped to suit the Owner’s family, lifestyle, and particular needs for now and in the future. While blending in well with the community the interior is totally suited for this family. There is no dining room, rather a home office for telecommuting. The rear of the home is a completely open plan with a single space 36 feet wide by 17 feet deep that includes a kitchen area, dining space, and family room with fireplace. There is an oversized laundry/mudroom. The garage is oversized with an extra deep bay not visible from the street. Outdoor living is a premium, and for this Owner we have utilized a long low retaining wall to limit tree-clearing and to create a ‘seat-wall.’ A large shaded patio immediately behind the home invites social gatherings to flow in and out of the home. An outdoor shower suits the kids back from the beach and the dogs too. Follow along as we bring this home from the ground up!

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The Cumberland

The Cumberland is a plan furnished by C.E. Rensberger & Family and customized by our client. On the exterior we see charming Craftsman period elements from corbels to shake siding and a period garage door styled after a carriage house door from the early 20th century. Inside there are three full bedrooms with a master suite on the main level. There is a spacious family room-kitchen-nook area with a real woodburning fireplace that is completely open to the private rear of the home. Social gatherings will transition smoothly from inside to outside and back again via multiple glass filled french doors. By utilizing the lay of the land and a smartly placed low retaining wall in the rear, the clients will enjoy a private back yard experience, screened by a large tree-save area farther back. For future growth planned by the family, we are utilizing attic trusses to create a large but unfinished attic space. Watch with us as we transform this patch of woods into a dream home

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The Patapsco

This fully custom designed home is inspired by the Craftsman movement of the early 20th century. This 2,900 square foot plan boasts four bedrooms and three baths, with a large master suite on the main level. There is a rear deck of over 700 square feet and an au-pair suite over the garage. The full front porch welcomes guests while the rear of the home and yard provide quiet waterfront enjoyment!

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Jackson II

Proudly sitting atop a hill and at the end of the road, the Jackson II mountain and water views are stunning. This Craftsman inspired home has various colors and textures of material adorning the exterior to create visual interest, and all maintenance free of course. There is a massive deck with observation platform and ample other private outdoor living spaces. This truly open plan has a rear first floor room 37′ wide! Social engagements will flow seamlessly from inside to outside and back again. This home is smartly planned and has several less obvious features such as an electric car charging station in the garage and a home office with a bathroom. The mudroom is the size of a bedroom – now that’s smart!

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The Shenandoah

This charming four bedroom, two and one half bath home is in the rolling hills of the Shenandoah Valley, northwest of Washington DC. There are gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge chain and the local waterways. The house is located in Proximity, a community where each resident contributes their work or time. Whether it’s maintaining the fishing pond, keeping the weeds at bay, or working on the historic structures, each resident contributes. The Shenandoah at Proximity is special; not to be found anywhere else in the greater Washington DC area. While C.E. Rensberger is building a brand new home, both we and the owner embrace the spirit and energy of Proximity!

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The Seneca

This fully custom home came to C.E. Rensberger & Family from our client. They drew it themselves—their “Dream Home”. We happily accepted the drawings and with but a few changes to meet current codes and/or improve buildability, construction began. Situated in the wooded hills of New Market, MD, this 2,000 square foot plus lake home bungalow fits the land. Drawn with the sloped lot/land in mind, outdoor living spaces are private through the creative use of retaining walls. Water views from the deck and inside are spectacular.

C.E. Rensberger & Family’s standard upgrades like a woodburning fireplace, hardwood and ceramic floors throughout, upgraded windows and doors, stainless steel appliances, stone countertops, and extensive trim and moldings are included.

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Modern Farmhouse

Situated in Mount Airy, Maryland, this near 3000 square foot home consumes about as much power as a small automobile. Utilizing closed cell foam insulation, geo-thermal heating, and other hybrid technologies the owners will have utility bills just a small fraction of that paid by others. We are placing most of the property into perpetual forest preservation by keeping the footprint of disturbance limited to a fraction of the lot. The finishes are a mixture of timeless shapes and proportions and ultra modern. Exterior shell materials are hardy and strong and maintenance free. Outdoor living spaces are robust and inviting with over 150 square feet of screened covered porch, an outdoor fireplace, a detached garage, and more.

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The Jackson

Inspired by the Craftsman movement after the end of Victoria’s rein, this plain style is fancy by today’s standards. Textured shingles and shake, complimented by brackets and corbels and a metal accented roof is true to style. Outdoor/transitional living is brought to life with a composite deck in historic color, fruit trees, shade trees, and a morning room full of glass. On the inside there is a wide open floorplan that supports modern social more’s and contemporary living style. The rear of the home is one room, 38 feet long from kitchen to fireplace. The Jackson has a mudroom of over 140 feet square, and a full bath on the first floor, with a home office nearby. Upstairs there is a four bedroom layout with a trayed ceiling in the master bedroom and spacious closets and bath. One must see the lot to appreciate the water views!

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The Greenbriar

This full custom rancher has a number of hidden treasures. Among them are fireplaces at both levels, a completely separate dwelling area in the basement, full walk-out basement doors and windows, and a master suite on the main level 35′ long at it’s greatest point. There is an open floorplan that flows uninterrupted from the kitchen through to a family room and a foyer/ reception area amply sized. The basement has a full garage bay for drive-in golf cart storage!

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The Abington

The simple, but attractive tradition of the Craftsman movement of the 1920’s and 30’s is alive and well in Frederick County, MD. This front elevation was first drawn by our client on tissue paper and C.E. Rensberger brought it to life. This home boasts an energy efficient shell, open floorplan, spacious mudroom, and much more. But the interior colors and finishes are in keeping with it’s Craftsman exterior, including details down to the smallest molding.

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The Monocacy

A Colonial Revival style home, this CE Rensberger floor plan has been enlarged by our client during the architecture process. It boasts the original three bedrooms and three baths; and includes captured attic space for storage, a gourmet kitchen, free standing wood stove, and a host of other custom features. This home also gets the ‘flash and batt’ insulation package; a state of the art insulation process that drastically reduces energy consumption and increase sound attenuation.

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The Bennett

This home has been custom designed to be adorned with Craftsman elements both inside and out, to include the brackets and corbels of the 1920’s and 30’s on the front and sides, and a wrap around porch. The inside will boast period doors and millwork as well. The floorplan remains open and airy with completely modern conveniences and an energy efficient design. A stunning master bath is also included (designed by our client!).

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The Rockburn

This stately property has a dignified presence in a prestigious Lake Linganore community with rolling acres and tree-lined drives. Confidently placed, this inviting home blends beautiful autumn reds with granite gray and iron ore hues. 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, this gorgeous house boasts 2,700 square feet of free flow and luxury. The palatial owner’s suite, with equally grand owner’s bath, is located on the main level for comfort and ease of living. The kitchen features vintage wood shelving and looks on to the expansive family room. The family room frames a stone surround, wood-burning fireplace with mantle and rough-hewn vintage oak beams, creating depth and dimension to this striking living space. However, you may opt to enjoy the outdoors, relaxing on the ample deck with sylvan views. This residence makes a warm but bold statement.

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The Willow

You may think you’ve seen this quintessential 1920’s Mid-Atlantic Craftsman single family home somewhere on 6th or 7th street in Frederick, Maryland… you might have indeed. Only this new custom home only looks like a period home. A garage has been added to suit the hill upon which this new home will sit. The garage features a rooftop deck with water views and outdoor living. While we follow the historical inspiration on the exterior, we use only maintenance free materials for easy care by the owners. Inside there is to be bedroom-sized mudroom/clutter space and a home office to accommodate the growing “work from home” trend. The rest of the first floor is essentially an open space with forty feet from the fireplace to kitchen. Less noticeable features include C.E. Rensberger’s electric car charging station, high efficiency windows and powerplant, and an insulation package that’s better than ‘just the code.’  Follow along as we bring this new home to life!

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The Carnegie

This glorious estate home is to be situated on nearly five acres of Frederick County’s finest rolling hills and green pastures. With two double garages and a tear-drop circle driveway, residents and guests alike will find ample parking as they come to be entertained on the rear veranda and take a dip in the pool. Twin foyer circular stairs rise to the ten-foot first floor ceilings in the Southern tradition. Home offices for telecommuting facilitate working in the new economy. A large open floorplan allows for entertaining large groups, but if the meal isn’t ready, it’s OK; the kitchen seats eight guests. The owner’s secluded veranda off the bedroom allows for a private retreat when peace and quiet are the order of the day or night.

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The Huntington

Tucked in a quiet wooded community in eastern Frederick County, MD, this charming Craftsman Revival is rich with period detailing both on the exterior and the interior while remaining maintenance free on the outside with modern materials and treatments. The wrap around front porch is full depth and meant for sitting and visiting. Finished on all three levels and out over the garage, there is no wasted space (or energy). An oversized three car garage was his dream. Hers is the large owner’s suite at over 44 feet from end to end. Boasting sensible features like closed cell foam insulation, electric car charging, and dual fuel heating, it’s an incredible value, look and use of space.

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The Clifton Park

Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Middletown, MD, you will soon find a breathtaking estate located atop 8+ acres of sprawling green landscape and magnificent views. This majestic home is designed to impress with its meandering drive leading to a beautiful roundabout. Its magnificent floorplan offers a prestigious entry with the grand foyer spotlighting the spectacular staircase. On the first floor, you will find yourself in awe of the spacious state of the art kitchen, handsome library, fine dining room, expansive family room with study, first floor guest suite (with its own bath) and morning room. As you ascend to the remaining 4 suites, you will find an overlook to the main level family room. Each of the sleeping quarters boosts their own lavish washroom while the master suite, and its luxurious washroom, are fit for royalty!

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The Rainier

This Pacific Northwestern home is inspired by traditions in architecture from San Francisco, California and Portland, Oregon. She is designed to sit astride the sloping hills of the region overlooking the Pacific Ocean and boasts wide roof overhangs to deflect rain away from the foundation. The Rainier has four bedrooms and three and one half baths with a wide open first floor plan. There is a two sided woodburning fireplace and a balcony projecting out over the water views. The master suite boasts a nine foot long two person shower with benches, shampoo niches, and apposing shower heads for unique shower experiences. Follow along and take the virtual tour when this home is complete.

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The Cassellman

Located in the easternmost folds of what later becomes the Appalachian Mountains  in Frederick County, this fully custom home is perched at the edge of a dramatic hill that falls down to the west. As a result, the views westward to the Blue Ridge and South Mountain are stunning. Sensible placement of windows and rooms on the interior, as well as the outdoor living, maximize the viewscape and living experience. On the inside we are pleased to have a number of very sensible features from the finished attic (affordable additional space) and high efficiency powerplant, to hot AND cold hose bibs for winter car-washing/shop-work and recessed shampoo niches in the showers.  Feel free to follow along as this latest custom plan becomes a reality for C.E. Rensberger’s newest family member!

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The Fenwick

Luxury on the Lake! This masterfully designed, carefully crafted custom home captures elegance with lake house charm. Beyond the meandering road, sits the home of your dreams. No detail left to chance with this abode boasting 5 bedrooms/5 baths and spanning over 5,000 total square feet. The stairs carry you to the lavish upper level with an owners suite of soaring tray ceilings and a walk-“thru” closet, guiding you to the sleek owners bath. On the main level, entertain in grand style in the spacious kitchen or enjoy a lovely gathering with family and friends in the gorgeous sunroom. With beautifully lighted spaces, the sliding glass doors in the family room spill out to an expansive deck where you can enjoy beautiful sunset views over Lake Linganore. With private beaches and lovely community, with downhome appeal, this home is truly unparalleled.

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The Chester

Warm and welcoming, this house is a HOME. Sophisticated and distinguished, this 4 bedroom/2.5 bath courtly manor boasts beautiful antique buff brick with rich accents of hunter greens, burnt sienna and bronze. Situated in a prestigious country club community, this home offers the finest of open space living. The kitchen and great room flow freely throughout the main level with the owner’s suite neatly designed and classically adjacent the main living space. The remaining suites occupy the upper level with a grand overlook onto the entrance gallery. With more than 3,200 square feet, this sprawling residence is perfect for entertaining or quietly enjoying the luxury this home has to offer. With it’s beautiful covered porch, perfect for gathering with friends and family or simply enjoying a light read, this impressive house is classy and elegant and it feels like home.

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The Drakensburg

This fabulous house overlooks Lake Linganore in New Market, MD. A grand state room looks towards the water, as well as the kitchen and master suite. The exposed beams, planked walls, and stone accents add depth, value and visual interest. Features include live-edge woodwork and several locally made treats by a young local carpenter. Please take note of the detailing around the home; this is typical for us. We enjoy them! A geothermal system drives this home, as well as closed cell foam walls and high density fiberglass batts.

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The Barton

Welcome to lovely Lake Linganore! Here, you will find that family, community and tradition are valued and a neighborly wave is not out of the norm. This beautiful home boasts all those qualities with its colonial charm and farmland views. Only moments away from the lake, this home has the best of both worlds. Backing to exquisite rolling hills and lush green pastures, you may also decide to be among the blue skies and lake waters of the waterfront. This home has a wonderful floor plan keeping the first floor open and spacious for easy flow of everyday living or special gatherings. With 4 bedrooms and 2 and ½ baths, you may easily accommodate any number of guests and be home to family or friends. Throughout, you will find where tradition and contemporary come together, stainless steel meets hex-bar sliding barn doors. It’s a wonderful place and it’s a wonderful home!

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The Greenwell

Nestled in the quaint community of Lake Linganore is where you will find this charming four bedroom/two and a half bath home. With cathedral ceilings in the sunny morning room, the sturdy stone fireplace in the family room and the tray ceiling in the owner’s suite, this home marries old-world elegance with modern sophistication. From the moment you arrive, you are greeted by the beautiful entry door that invites you into the open foyer, showcasing the hardwood staircase and classic banister made of iron and wood. The upper level overlooks the foyer adding layers of dimension to this already impressive home. The lovely open floorplan welcomes warm celebrations and relaxed daily living. This stylish home embodies the best that quality design, luxury finishes, functionality and contemporary lifestyle have to offer.

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The Antiedam

This home was pulled from our Plan Library and customized to suit this new family. Because we have the plans in CAD, the process is simple and easy (and less expensive). Situated on an obtuse corner lot, we had some fun opportunities. Outdoor living, decks, patios, and window placement were up for grabs. By utilizing farm views and the road shape, we will create a sanctuary for this owner. Custom detailing for all exterior work and the like is unchanged. Interior work is planned to be Colonial Revival and we will not disappoint.  Follow along with us as we complete a kitchen and family space 40 feet long. Who says you cannot have the lifestyle! We are located in the woods of New Market, Maryland in an amenity-rich community. Yes, you can have it all.

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The Braddock

Welcome home! This 4 bedroom/2 ½ bath Craftsman inspired home is designed to unite modern luxury with old world charm creating a perfect balance of sophistication and purpose. From the charming front porch, enjoy the picturesque views of lush farmland that our beautiful county has to offer. The reclaimed style hardwood floors will keep you grounded as they carry you through the foyer of this inviting home into the expansive open spaces of the family room, modern kitchen and sun-kissed morning room. On cooler days, sit back and relax by the stone fireplace and rough-hewn mantle. The master suite design boasts a canopy of dimension with tray ceilings, sure to make anyone feel regal. Still capturing the simplicity of the old world, the basement rec room will offer creative allure with beautiful barn door enclosures. This home is the epitome of delicate grace!

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The Paxton

This fully custom home, situated among the wooded slopes of Middletown Maryland, is a true to form Mid-Atlantic Craftsman style home with mixed textures and colors and detailing on the exterior, yet all maintenance free. Two large porches allow for smooth transitions from outdoor to indoor living. The largest porch, at 840 square feet, is planned for dining, relaxing, and entertaining with 180 degree views of the surrounding landscape. Inside the kitchen, the dining room, family room with high ceiling, and foyer all flow seamlessly into each other through the use of flush beams and hidden supports. Home offices for both owners facilitate home based businesses and telework. The three car detached garage provides a stately look and a workshop for him that’s away from the home.

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The Peacehaven

Peacehaven is a 2,000 square foot bungalow situated in the woods, just above the water’s edge. A mixture of natural colors and textures on the exterior adds visual interest and blends well with the natural surroundings. A large deck and a screened in porch makes outdoor living a breeze. The open plan has all common living spaces oriented over the water. The Craftsman look is carried from outside to inside with large flat moldings and five panel doors. The owners enjoy hanging barn doors on steel rails and pocket doors that slide right of the way.

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The Patapsco II

This home is based on one of our popular models from the Plan Gallery. Sporting the design and detailing of the Craftsman period in American Architecture, this home also offers the energy efficiency and interior space planning that are prerequisites for a smart home today. A large open floorplan from kitchen to fireplace is central. The dining room/flex space and foyer are all equally incorporated into the living space. There is a grand fireplace with exposed antique rough hewn timber accents. Upstairs there are three bedrooms as well as baths. An over-the-garage-suite is perfect for in-laws or a second master suite.

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The Calvert

Located just outside the protected Frederick Municipal Forest, this beautiful countryside is lush with huge, green trees and spacious farmland and is the PERFECT backdrop for this charming craftsman inspired home. With close to 12.5 acres, this gorgeous, tranquil sanctuary is full of rich, warm colors. Consisting of walnut hues and thistle greens, its design respects its stunning surroundings while offering every modern convenience. This 3 bedroom/2 bath home commands traditional and strong features with contemporary luxury. Beautifully packaged in this warm and inviting home, you will find hardwood floors, owner’s suite tray ceilings, inviting open floor plan, family room with stone fireplace and breathtaking deck views. Such a retreat combines everyday living with a weekend getaway. With such stunning scenery, enjoying the morning summer sun or a soft snowfall should be a breeze.

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The Spree

This home is a classic revival of the Colonial Era. Twin gables to show status, tall and proud architecture shows firmness of place. This classic Maryland design is reminiscent of ageless construction. Behind the traditional walls is an open floorplan to die for. No walls or beams segregate the first floor; a single open space. Real social networking is unlimited. The bedroom level features a master suite with a private balcony overlooking the water and bedrooms overlooking the road. There are fireplaces in the family space as well as the master space. Trim and millwork to an excess abound. Arched bay windows for reading and reflection, flip top benches for book storage, and a hidden passage to attic storage are among the secrets this home boasts.

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The Foxcroft

This stately home, on one of the steepest lakefront lots in the Lake Linganore Community is a show home, hands down. With more than 80% of the exterior constructed with brick and stone, there is little exterior maintenance. The rest of the house is maintenance-free for a lifetime! Gentle colonial era arches and roof design lend themselves to graceful yet sturdy construction.  The interior of the Foxcroft is an open plan with generous living spaces, a work-from-home office, as well as a formal entertaining area and a glorious master suite. Steps to the lake for kayaking and boating, along with an outdoor fire-pit, finish the design.

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The Cumberland

The Cumberland is a plan furnished by C.E. Rensberger & Family and customized by our client. On the exterior we see charming Craftsman period elements from corbels to shake siding and a period garage door styled after a carriage house door from the early 20th century. Inside there are three full bedrooms with a master suite on the main level. There is a spacious family room-kitchen-nook area with a real woodburning fireplace that is completely open to the private rear of the home. Social gatherings will transition smoothly from inside to outside and back again via multiple glass filled french doors. By utilizing the lay of the land and a smartly placed low retaining wall in the rear, the clients will enjoy a private back yard experience, screened by a large tree-save area farther back. For future growth planned by the family, we are utilizing attic trusses to create a large but unfinished attic space.

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The Wicklow

This home is pulled from C.E. Rensberger’s Plan Library–for the most part. Every client is encouraged to make their own custom changes and C.E. Rensberger encourages it. While it might be a plan we’ve built before, this setting is unique. Eastern Frederick County offers waterfront/riverfront home-sites and this home has it. Steps down to the lake. Own a pontoon boat? The sensible site design and outdoor living are to die for. The site has wooded views equal to any Adirondack slope. Along with multiple woodburning fireplaces, an open floorplan, and a first floor bedroom with bath, this home boasts a pneumatic air-tool system that makes any handyman jealous! Follow along with us as we bring this next home into reality!

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The Queen Anne Victorian

Situated in Mt. Airy, Maryland and designed by Architect Jonathan Rivera, this 6500 square foot historically-inspired Queen Anne period Victorian home features a zero maintenance exterior, geo-thermal heat, closed cell-foamed walls, a wrap-around porch and a real turret.


The Sellwood

This is a all new, fully custom plan developed over a series of meetings with the owner and architect. With lots of relief in the walls/depth changes, as well as a mixture of materials and textures, the outside of the home will be one to slow down and stare at when you drive by. The Sellwood is inspired by the Craftsman period of the early 20th century. In the window detailing across the exterior facade and by utilizing interior trims rails and moldings appropriate to the period, we are able to preserve a look and feel. With three finished levels inside, there is much to see and do. There is even some nice living space snuck in over the garage. From high-efficiency HVAC equipment to electric car charging, the home’s operating systems are inspired by the trends of the beginning of this century!

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The Potomac

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The Conway

This home is cool, calm and collected with its earth inspired tones of blue’s and grey’s. Featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, this “from the heart” home captures an exquisite open floor plan. With its 2-story family room, natural sunlight cascades through the cozy living space from the top floor throughout the main living area. The double-sided fireplace surrounded by slate and handsome rough hewn mantle allows you to enjoy the warmth of the fire from the study or the family room. You may, also, slip outside onto the beautiful front deck and enjoy the views. The owner’s suite is nothing short of gorgeous with tray ceilings, walk-in closet and a large owner’s bath with hex bar sliding door, marrying the new with the old. The large scenic windows throughout embrace the outdoors. You’ll be glad to call this home.

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