Wood French doors open to a sweeping staircase and two story foyer just inside this over 5,600 square foot home in Melrose.
The formal dining room is quaint, topped with white chair rail, and has a built-in library buffet area. The glass patio doors of this space open onto a perfectly framed room intended to receive family and friends.
The formal living room has a gas fireplace and wood paneling mantel as well as a tray ceiling. This serene space offers a comfortable window seat to catch up on a favorite book.
The kitchen is finished with white cabinets, granite counters and Pergo floors. Counters and cupboards abound. The island is equipped with a small lounge area and windows with glass doors allow you to personalize the space. A kitchen area with dining area overlooks the land beyond and is located next to the four season solarium.
The custom-designed lanai not only features wrap-around windows that overlook the nearby pond and trees in all their glory, the ceiling skylights let in more light.
Outside there is a plethora of spaces for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors and park scenery. A multi-level terrace is nestled between the three-car garage and the house, creating a private space. A deck with wraparound banquettes overlooks the pond and leads to a lower level paved patio surrounded by perennial gardens.
The outdoors can be accessed in a number of ways including through the main level family room which features built-in wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling bookcases and an entertainment center.
The main suite on the ground floor offers enough space for sleeping and sitting. The updated private bathroom is complete with a tub, double vanity and plenty of storage.
The upper level of this four bedroom home features a private en-suite suite and two other bedrooms that share a Jack and Jill tub.
The lower level of this home features a family room with a built-in bar and plenty of space to watch movies, enjoy a game night or play pool in the pool / game room area.
There is also a storage building on the property built to match the main house.
This home in 440 Seventh St. NE, Melrose is listed at $ 429,500 by Brandon Kelly, Broker, Realtor of Central MN Realty.