Concord Home of the Week: 311 Simon Willard Road

Once potential homebuyers finish viewing this property's spectacular gardens, the house of their dreams awaits.

Garden enthusiasts will be absolutely thrilled with the one-plus acre of professionally landscaped grounds that surround this stunning 13-year-old colonial. In fact, this property was featured on the 2010 Concord Museum garden tour and was certified as a "backyard habitat" by the National Wildlife Association.

The landscape was designed for year-round interest with 22 new trees, over 125 new shrubs, thousands of bulbs, perennials and ground cover. The landscape is extremely gardener-friendly with half the plants classified as native, require minimal water and are considered low maintenance in their naturalistic state. A circulation path winds around and through grass, moss, woodland gardens, a hummingbird garden, herb garden, a daylily collection and several perennial gardens. When not enjoying the surroundings outside, residents can relax and absorb their scenic views indoors within a spacious and well appointed home where comfort and elegance were the primary objectives of its builders and previous owners.

A dramatic front entry foyer perfectly introduces its brilliance with a two-story staircase, glistening chandelier and walls artfully decorated with 24-karat gold leaf birds. The adjacent 13 x 20 square foot living room with a carved wooden mantel and 14 x 20 square foot dining area with a gas fireplace offer the perfect venues for formal entertaining. Potential homebuyers may feel as if they have stepped into a design magazine when viewing the 15 x 26 square foot kitchen, and they would be right! This completely redesigned gourmet culinary center was featured in "Custom Home" magazine and features furniture-quality sapele, primavera and big-leaf maple cabinets, granite surfaces, including the elongated center breakfast bar, a lovely dining area and a pantry with leaf-shaped curved custom slumped glass windows. This level also includes a 15 x 33 square foot family room that is enhanced with a marble fireplace with rich sapele hardwood flooring with bird's eye maple inlay and a 16 x 16 square foot home office with custom built-ins.

The second level hosts a true master suite retreat that includes a bow-windowed sitting area, two oversized walk-in closets and a luxurious master bath with marble countertops, jetted tub, sky-lit shower and his-and-her vanities. Two additional bedrooms suites are also present on this floor as well as a fourth bedroom, a sunken library with custom built cabinetry and a study. The finished, walk-out lower level offers supplemental living space with another bedroom and full bath and also caters to a family's recreational side with a generously-sized recreation/play room, exercise room, workshop and wine cellar.

This magnificent home was created and enhanced indoors and out solely for the comfort and pleasure of its residents, and by any standards that goal was more than achieved. This property in prestigious Nashawtuc Hill will bring a lifetime of happiness and great memories, and of course, luxury, to its next fortunate family.

Location: 311 Simon Willard Road

Price: $2,695,000

Rooms: 15

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 5 full, 1 half

Living Area: 5,821 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 47,045 sq. ft. (1.08 acre)

Listing Agent: Brigitte Senkler, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Concord, 978-505-2652

If you are a Realtor or a home owner selling a home and want to be featured in an upcoming Home of the Week, please email Michele Taranto at m.taranto@aol.com.


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