Decorative touches give the Eastford a welcoming face

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Slender posts and stone veneer wainscoting add to the exterior appeal of this midsize ranch-style home. Entering via the covered porch, you step into a vaulted entry that leads directly to the spacious vaulted great room at the rear. But not before passing a wide opening on the left, and a hallway to the right.

The left opening accesses a room that could be a den or a parlor, and links up with the kitchen through a pocket door. The hallway on the right takes you to a wing of private spaces: a bathroom, two bedrooms, and what could be a third bedroom, study or home office.

Natural light washes into the great room and dining room through windows that fill most of the rear wall. The dining room windows slide open, providing easy access to a covered patio, which could be screened. A fireplace is nestled into the right corner of the great room.

Side windows let even more light into the dining room and kitchen. A flush eating bar bounds the two spaces. Cabinets, appliances and a wide sink line four sides of the kitchen.

The vaulted owners’ suite fills one entire end of the bedroom wing. Amenities include a walk-in closet, linen closet, double vanity, and enclosable toilet and shower. Closing the bathroom’s pocket door creates complete separation from the sleeping area.

Laundry appliances are mere steps away from the bedrooms, in a convenient pass-through utility room/mud room with direct access to the Eastford’s two-car garage. The utility room comes fully outfitted with a deep sink, folding counters, and plenty of cabinetry.

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