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4951 N. Fieldcrest

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4951 N. Fieldcrest
3013 sq. ft.:4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
Built: 1990
Lot size: .19 acre
$349,000
Windermere Real Estate/Capital Group: Jill Donahue 861-5455; jdonahue@windermere.com

North Fieldcrest is a dead-end street lined with big, beautiful houses surrounded by perfectly manicured yards, located off of MacMillan Road almost to Five Mile Road. I was attracted to the home because it is a farm house-style with a wraparound porch, and that look makes me so nostalgic. The house is gray-green, with black shutters and a black roof.

The front door opens into a center hall entryway. On the left is the parlor and on the right is the formal dining room with wall paper and a chair rail. Straight ahead are stairs to the second floor and a hallway to the back of the house. A half-bath is located on the left of the corridor and a coat closet is under the staircase. Some of the first floor rooms have wood flooring, others are carpeted. The stairs and upstairs rooms are carpeted in an off-white, sculpted Berber. All the ceilings are 9 feet high.

The center hall opens into a great room. On the left is a family room with a brick fireplace, a wood burning insert and a mantel. There is a nice closet for toys, games, puzzles, etc., an outside door to the porch and floor to ceiling windows to the back yard.

On the right is an appealing kitchen. The island and counter- tops are made of orange-tinted concrete, and the concrete floors are tinted an elegant pale green. There is a double sink, dishwasher and breakfast bar in the island. An electric stove, microwave, double ovens and room for a side-by-side refrigerator complete the appliances, plus there is also a built-in desk. There is an arrangement of tiles depicting an autumn scene in the back splash above the stove. The kitchen lights are modern, and the hanging light over the sitting room is beautiful. Off the kitchen is an area with more big windows. This was probably designed as a breakfast nook, but the owners are using it as a sitting room, which works well.

Off of the sitting room is a big utility room with a deep sink, plenty of storage and two pantries, one of which is a walk-in. There's also a laundry chute from the second floor. A door leads to the two-car garage.

There is off-white carpet on the stairs leading up to the second floor. At the top left is large master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and a maroon accent wall. The bathroom has a skylight over a walk-in shower and a Jacuzzi tub. There is a big walk-in closet between the two rooms. One of the other two bedrooms is quite large with a large walk-in closet. The other one features a short door to a carpeted attic hidey-hole in which the children can play. All the second floor rooms have window seats with storage underneath. The main bath is decorated in a patriotic theme.

At the end of the corridor is a door leading to an office and a fourth bedroom. These two rooms are over the garage, and can be reached by a separate staircase from the outside, lending them to home office use. Throughout the house there are several tall built-in white bookcases. To help find the family in this large house, there is an intercom system. There's also central vacuum.

From the kitchen sitting area, there's a door out to a small, fully fenced backyard. Within view of the family room are a pond and a waterfall. There is a nice patio, lots of plantings including several trees, and a shed.

PROS: This is a big beautiful house that is perfectly maintained and decorated with taste. The home office is a plus, as is the incredible porch. The back yard is very pleasant and the house's cul-de-sac location is great.

CONS: None at all, unless you don't like suburbia.