Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Secluded rancher offers extra space, modern living in Mount Airy

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Photos by Tom Fedor⁄The Gazette
This rancher down a quiet road in Mt. Airy offers more than one would expect -- open space, four bedrooms, a modern family room and a cozy sunroom.
The modest home down a quiet road in this Mt. Airy subdivision hides more than one would expect -- open space, four bedrooms, a modern family room and a cozy sunroom tucked away in the back.

Set on over four acres, the property offers plenty of space to relax, garden, or enjoy a stroll through the woods down to the stream.

Inside, a front foyer affords a generous view of the oversized living room with carpet and a bay window. The country kitchen directly ahead has been designed bistro-style, complete with red and yellow accents, wooden cabinets and black appliances. A pantry cabinet offers plenty of space to store items, while the built-in desk is convenient.

The island is two-tiered with space for stools and storage, but is moveable for gatherings. A wide opening into what was once a family room is now an extension of the kitchen, allowing plenty of space for a large table or other accessories. Ceiling fans hang in both rooms from a beamed ceiling.

A door from here opens to the sunroom, which is a favorite spot for the homeowner. Windows all around this second-story spot allow plenty of warm breezes to flow in, while Berber carpet and white-washed walls make for an ideal spot for relaxing or visiting with friends.

The dining room just beyond the kitchen is formal with carpet and another pantry cabinet. The master bedroom is down a small hallway and offers a spacious bath with an extended dressing table vanity and large closet, as well as another closet in the bedroom. Carpet lines the floor, while generous windows keep sunlight streaming in.

Two additional bedrooms and another full bath with a double vanity are off the hallway.

Downstairs, the finished basement features a large family room with Berber carpet, recessed lights and a stacked-stone wall surrounding a new pellet stove. The space also has a custom wet bar with cherry glass-front cabinets, wine racks and a breadbox. Laminate floor to one side offers space for a desk, while another full bath is generously-sized with wood laminate floor, a pedestal sink and shower.

A fourth bedroom has carpet, two closets and double windows looking out back. This room can also function as a hobby room or office.

A door swings into the unfinished storage area where a washer and dryer convey, as well as an extra refrigerator and deep freezer. A workshop, extra shelves and a closet are located here, offering even more storage space.

French doors off of the family room lead out onto a wooden deck with breathtaking views of the woods and meadows beyond the home.

Specialties of the house

Address: 2594 Vance Drive

City: Mt. Airy

Style: Rancher

Lot size: 4.39 acres

Price: $479,900*

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3 full

Contact: Bonnie Winkler or Maureen Nichols, RE⁄MAX Realty Group, 301-831-5600

*List price for homes may be subject to change.