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Stafford property has a lot going for it.

 The master bath has a jetted tub and separate shower.
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Date published: 8/10/2012

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Just past the living room is the large main-level master bedroom suite. The comfortably appointed bedroom opens to a luxurious master bath with jetted tub, separate shower and his-and-hers vanities on opposite sides of the room.

GATHERING SPACE

Next, the foyer spills into an open family room with a cathedral ceiling and a gas-fired fireplace. It's an inviting area for gathering family and friends, while providing ready access to the kitchen.

Kelly Hovey designed a clever compartment in the family room that that serves as a hutch and serving table for casual dining while containing and hiding the washer and dryer.

The kitchen is a lovely space with custom-built natural cherry wood cabinetry and black appliances. The mottled medium-brown Silestone countertops look like granite but require no maintenance.

Down a hallway from the kitchen are two secondary bedrooms that share a bathroom.

There is hardwood flooring throughout the main level. Overall, the main level is suited for single-story living.

But who wouldn't want to spend time downstairs? The lower level is designed for comfort, relaxation and entertaining. There's a wetbar and a handsome cherry wood bar with a small refrigerator. It's been dubbed Hovey's Pub.

The large main space is divided into a media area with sectional seating with nearby space for a pool table. A second gas-fired fireplace is down here.

Two bedrooms are in the basement as well, a second master plus a secondary bedroom that share a full bathroom.

Yet another room is set up as a children's play room, but could just right as a hobby space or exercise room.

The basement walkout opens to the heated, in-ground pool and patio at the side of the house, the perfect retreat after a day of Virginia heat and humidity.

Richard Amrhine: 540/374-5406
Email: ramrhine@freelancestar.com


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WHAT: Open house

WHERE: 24 Rita Lane, Stafford WHEN: Sunday, 1-4 p.m. DIRECTIONS: From Deacon Road, left on Leland Road, right on Walnut Drive. Follow Walnut Drive one mile to property.