On the market: Great find in Greens Farms
Updated 3:08 pm, Friday, June 5, 2015
A pale yellow Colonial house in the Greens Farms neighborhood has at least one feature as unusual as the name of the street where it is located.
The house sits on a 2-acre parcel at 7 Roshab Lane off Greens Farms Road and is linked to the town’s sewer system even though most houses in the area have septic systems.
While it was built in 1984, the house was updated to the 21st Century with, among other features, its relaxing and reflective garden area on the far side of the circular driveway. Another circular garden bed is lined in Belgium block, while there is a spacious walk-out lower level where an exercise room has a relaxing sauna. The meditative garden area has a stone path, rock outcroppings and a bench.
Between those features are 5,799 square feet of living space including a large gourmet kitchen with a commercial grade range, family room adorned with barn wood, large library, a larger screened sun porch, and a raised wood deck that runs the entire length of the back of the house. The 69-by-13-foot deck has wider sections at the far ends to allow for outdoor furniture, yet another place to sit and relax.
Enjoy a relaxing swim in the in-ground Gunite pool, or take a relaxing bike ride to Burying Hill Beach. The Greens Farms train station is also close.
This house sits at the end of a long cul-de-sac assuring its residents a great deal of privacy. Entrance to the property is marked by two stone pedestals topped with lanterns. The yellow house has white shutters and a triangular “crown” on the roof above the covered front entrance. The crown is decorated with a semicircular millwork flourish. Bump-out bay walls in the formal living and dining rooms provide symmetry on the front façade.
The French doors, flanked by sidelights, provide a wide berth into the marble-floored foyer. The family room has a random-width hardwood floor under the wall-to-wall carpeting, vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, the barn wood paneling, and a floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace. For entertaining there is a wet bar with a counter area, lower cabinet and upper shelving.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 7 Roshab Lane
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10
FEATURES: end of a cul-de-sac, minutes to Greens Farms Railroad Station, bike ride to town beach, 2.09-acre level property, in-ground Gunite swimming pool, patio, long wood deck, wet bar, exercise room with sauna, hooked to town sewer system, some window seats, three fireplaces, skylights, circular driveway, walk-up attic, finished walk-out lower level, five bedrooms, four full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Greens Farms Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High
TAX RATE: 17.94 mills
The front-to-back living room has a white marble fireplace with a yellow brick firebox and mantel with dentil molding. French doors at the back of this room open to the spacious screened sun porch which has a vaulted ceiling and ceiling fan. Mirroring the front entrance into the house, there are two columns in this porch. There are doors to the deck and French doors that lead to the eat-in area of the large kitchen.
In addition to the long center island in the kitchen, there are three other counter areas, all topped with granite. Other features include two stainless sinks, some glass-front cabinets, skylights, walk-in pantry, DCS six-burner range with two ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator and two Asko dishwashers.
Off the kitchen is a well-lit room that could serve either as a sunroom or an office/library. It has a wall of built-in bookshelves on either side of a fireplace, which has a honed marble surround and hearth, and white mantel with flush fluted columns. Like the sun porch at the opposite end of the house, this room has a door to the long wood deck.
There are five bedrooms in this house, one of the main level, one in the lower level and three on the second floor. The first floor bedroom is en suite. On the second floor the good-size master bedroom has a walk-in closet and dressing room, which could also be used as an office or nursery. The master bath has white marble flooring and counters on the double vanity.
In the lower level there is wall-to-wall carpeting in one room. Another room has a rubberized floor for exercising and the sauna. There is also a half bath.
There are skylights and under-eaves storage in the walk-up attic.