The Kersley’s arched windows and lofty entry are reminiscent of Chateauesque homes, popular at the turn of the 20th century. Keystones, corner quoins and a steeply pitched hip roof, not to mention sheer size, create an impression of statuesque grandeur.
Inside, a graceful curved staircase sweeps up the right side of a wide, bright foyer that boasts a two-story ceiling and a hardwood floor. Arched openings lead to the formal living room, dining room, and the informal family living spaces at the rear. Most of the main floor has 9-foot ceilings.
Above the fireplace in the living room, mirrored glass shelves showcase family mementos and objects d’art. French doors and a tray ceiling augment the sense of cultured refinement. The dining room, with its coffered ceiling, hardwood floor and built-in buffet, is equally elegant. Family room, nook and kitchen are all of a piece. A pool room is off to the left, through raised panel doors. Roomy and bright, this play area has a wet bar and sliding glass doors that open on a large patio.
In the family room, another fireplace adds color and warmth. The entertainment center houses electronic toys — big screened television, CD player, Blu ray, video games and what-have-you. Kitchen conveniences include a spacious walk-in pantry and a large work island with a cook top.
All four bedrooms in the Kersley are upstairs. Owners’ suite luxuries include a capacious walk-in closet, and a bathroom with twin vanities, soaking tub, and oversized shower. The guest suite has its own bathroom, complete with shower. The other two bedrooms share a dual-entry, two-section bathroom.
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