Halcyon Road is an appropriate location for this elegant, yet comfortable home in Stevenson, which is on the market for $795,000.
Sitting on 2.61 acres of tranquil, manicured property that backs to trees, the traditional architecture presents an L-shaped design. A winding driveway leads to the front entrance, where a spacious, 18-by-14-foot foyer welcomes guests with a custom-built staircase winding to the home's second level.
It was built in 1933 as a very small Cape Cod-style house, and the current owners (who moved there in 1958) gutted the structure while adding a kitchen and sunroom. Soon after, they built a two-story addition, which looks as if it could have been the original home.
"We totally reversed the look," said owner Doris Fader. "It's a wonderful home for entertaining; there is a nice flow to the rooms."
In addition to the grand foyer, the home's main level includes the kitchen, a sunroom with a wall of windows, a dining room, a living room with French doors that open to a patio, a family room, a den and a powder room. A 39-by-11-foot enclosed porch with a slate floor overlooks an outdoor pond.
Four bedrooms and three bathrooms are found on the second level. A partially finished lower level contains an office and laundry room.
Additional amenities include wood, carpeted and brick floors, built-in bookcases and china cabinet, a cedar closet, chair railings, crown molding, paneled walls, and a beamed ceiling in the family room.