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Approaching this novel home nestled among pines and evergreens with the sound and sight of a gentle waterfall, wooden bridges and lush greenery, you anticipate a delightful experience and are not disappointed. From its roundabout driveway that encircles a brick-laden center with accompanying stone benches, the house itself sits among shrubs, flowers and trees that enhance its comeliness and invites investigation into its interior. The kitchen’s aura is one of ease and comfort, wrought from its extensive white wood and window glass. This awareness continues around the granite-topped island that houses the ovens, through the breakfast room and into the dining area, enhanced by light from floor to ceiling windows and pegged oak flooring. Running along this side of the house is a scene from another time and place as a waterway spills from waterfalls and lies frozen along the canal. Looking through the glass might conjure images of skaters gliding along the ice.
Stone patios, steps and pathways wind their way beside the water, providing gathering places for relaxation, as does the house itself. Beside the dining area and opening into the rest of the house is the sunken living room, spacious enough for several groups of people to congregate. On closer examination, its wall of glass reveals a door into a sunroom that overlooks the winding water. The house continues through the master and smaller wing, complete with built-in drawers and walk-in closets, to two dressing rooms and the third wing. Encased in a room of glass with sixteen sliding glass doors and a peaked glass ceiling is an Olympic indoor swimming pool. Outside, the wooded watery scene continues. Along the main corridor, where a closed door might suggest a closet, a look-see reveals a circular downward staircase where a whole other world awaits. This finished lower level is a family room with a full bar and a brick fireplace, behind which is a large office. These open spaces are ground level with wide window seats that invite the outside, in. Here and there are storerooms large enough for seasonal treasures and perhaps, a wine cellar. There is no overstating the cozy comfort and spaciousness of this lovely home. You imagine falling asleep to the sound of lapping water upon the shore and wind through the pines and oaks that border Rawson Pond. Swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, ice-skating, hiking - 54 wooded acres of adventure, minutes from merchant-lined Mendon Road and I-295, nestled in the heart of Cumberland.
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