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McCall Homes - 1814 Front Street

What looks like a traditional farm from the outside of the McCall-built home at 1814 Front St., is truly a master of space merged in a classic style.

Front-porch living is a McCall staple, and this home cozies-up with room for the whole family. Inside the classic front door, a step to the right brings visitors into the open-concept living area. Anchored by a gas fireplace and flanked by built-in bookshelves topped with square windows, the feel is so familiar, so quintessential that one immediately feels at home.

Walk through a molded archway, painted the same creamy white as the trim throughout, and enter the hub of the home. In the kitchen, freshened-up farm style is synonymous with family. Rooted in the nine-foot island, black base cabinets create the perfect format for doing homework, having a snack or setting out a potluck serving line. The bull-nosed edges echo the soft feel of the home’s archways and the efficient triangular work zone keeps the cook in the mix. A stainless steel apron-front sink brings a little—but not too much—edginess into the kitchen.

The rear of the home includes a walk-in pantry, a mudroom with five customized cubbies and a small dog room—vital for family functionality.

The far end of the main floor was designed as a home office, directly off the foyer, that could easily welcome clients or function as a bedroom complete with its own connecting bath.

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In this two-and-a-half story home, the top floor is reserved for the master suite plus a guest bedroom, walk-in closet and dedicated bath. Eastern light floods the master each morning, softening on the blue-great “retreat” walls while the master bath lies opposite. A spa in-and-of itself, this room packs a luxurious punch. The warm grey tones of the main floor continue upstairs, including the flat river-rock shower floor tile and vertically-laid wall tiles. Tucked back in the corner, a stacked washer/dryer set completes the super-practical arrangement.

Down two flights lays the kids’ lair. Three simple yet functional bedrooms give each child his own space, but a center family room creates room to roam, or play, or just plain hang out. A second laundry room with built-in baskets and folding area fosters independent living for the basement-dwellers.

Hidden in the utility area lies a few other nifty items, including a tankless water heater for the home and hydronic heating system and “The Nest” a “smart” thermostat that is programmable from an Apple device. With each inch used efficiently and a 100% Energy Star, Green Built Certification, this McCall home tells the utility bill to “talk to the hand” while simultaneously fitting the homeowners like a proverbial glove.

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