Just Listed: 6 Bedroom/5.5 Bathroom Canterbury for $549,000
One of the largest single family homes you can own in Braemar is a Canterbury. And with over 5,400 square feet of finished living space, this is one of the largest Canterbury models in the neighborhood. Let’s start on the main level.
Stepping in the front door you enter the foyer, with formal living and dining rooms flanking the grand center hall. In this particular home, the formal living room is to the right as you step inside. And separated by French doors is the study, which the current owners are using as one of the coolest bar areas I’ve ever seen. They’ve affectionately named it the voodoo lounge. This study has an exit to the center hall as well. The formal dining room has a pass through a Butler’s Pantry into the kitchen. This is where the every day living happens.
Kitchen has a large island, tons of cabinet, counter and pantry space, a built-in desk, breakfast room and a family room…all open to one another. You’ll enjoy the gas fireplace in the family room on cold winter nights. For warmer weather enjoyment, step outside from the family room or breakfast room to the large wood deck. Despite being situated on a corner lot, this home has a very nice sized back yard, some of which has been covered in mulch for minimal maintenance. Just down the steps from the deck is a hot tub you can enjoy in any weather…even a snowy night.
Main level also has a mud room where the two car garage enters into the house. A great place to kick off your shoes and hang up your coat. Adjacent to the mud room is the laundry room.
The second level is where find the majority of the bedrooms, most notably the palatial owner’s suite. Fitting furniture in here is not a problem. Owner’s bedroom steps up to the two walk-in closets and a luxury bathroom where the focal point is the jetted, soaking tub, framed by a vanity on each side. There is also a stall shower and water closet. All but on of the three remaining bedrooms on the second level are attached to a bathroom. However, a Jack and Jill style bathroom connecting to a bedroom on one side and hall on the other solves bathroom access for that lone bedroom.
Up another flight of stair you go and you will find the cherry sitting atop this magnificent home. A loft with a small open area, bedroom and full bathroom. A perfect princess suite or even another home office.
The basement is comprised of one large recreation space, a finished bedroom with a dual entry full bathroom. It has walk-out stairs for egress. And believe it or not, there is unfinished space for storage.
The challenge to the buyer of this home is that it is a Short Sale and requires bank approval on a short loan balance pay off. Best estimate is that this would take a minimum of ninety days. Are you willing to wait three months for a house of this size? If so, call me for a tour. No One Knows Braemar Better!
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA
2013 Top Producing Agent & 2013 Top Selling Agent, Long & Foster REALTORS® Gainesville, VA