817 Mt. Pleasant Road, Pine Twp.          MLS #1326810     $1,150,000

Welcome to 817 Mt. Pleasant Road in Marshall Township.  Part of the highly rated Pine-Richland School District, this upscale four bedroom, three full and one half bath craftsman style home is truly magnificent.  Your tour begins by taking in the property itself as the home is situated on two-plus acres of private wooded greenery.

Stepping onto the front porch you can sense the stateliness of the home by the double front doors.  Upon entry you’ll immediately notice the quality and craftsmanship that is the hallmark of the home.  The foyer is a majestic two stories tall and is highlighted by rich hardwood flooring, detailed trim work and a large orb chandelier.  The hand scraped hardwood floors are carried throughout the entire first floor, as is the trim work, which includes cased doorways and windows plus crown moulding.

To the right of the foyer sits the living.  The large cased doorway gives the room an openness that makes the room inviting.  The room is detailed with crown moulding, recessed lighting and multiple windows that provide ample natural light.  Across the foyer is the spacious dining room that can easily accommodate a large group… ideal for family gatherings.  Nestled off the dining room on the way to the kitchen is a convenient butler’s pantry that can be utilized several ways.  With a sink and wine refrigerator it would make for a great bar, but also serve as a prep/clean-up area when using the dining room.  Although useful, with a granite counter, detailed tile backsplash and tea-stained cabinets with glass door uppers, it is also very stylish.

Proceed to the kitchen and you’ll have entered a masterpiece.  Where to begin?  First, the professionally equipped kitchen is a chef’s dream featuring Jenn-Air appliances, including a wall oven and microwave, warming drawer, two dishwashers, a double oven gas range with six burners and griddle, built-in refrigerator, and a large range hood.  The cabinets, counters and backsplash are carried over from the butler’s pantry.  The centerpiece, both literally and figuratively, is the imposing island.  With thick wooden legs, a warm patina on the maple cabinetry and an ogeed white marble counter the island resembles a piece of furniture.  Incorporated into the island are a seating area, prep sink and one of the dishwashers.  Final details of the kitchen include a pot filler above the range, a nook for countertop appliances, an abundance of storage and an open view into the morning room.  Meals in the morning room will be enhanced by the stunning view provided by the numerous windows.  This large space has a vaulted ceiling, double French doors leading to the deck and a grand Ralph Lauren chandelier.

Tucked behind the kitchen is the mudroom, garage access and a large laundry room with a service door out to the side of the home.  To the opposite side of the kitchen sits the impressive family room.  This room has a tall vaulted ceiling and is adorned with a spectacular chandelier, a large bespoke mirror above the gas fireplace and floor to ceiling curtains that remain with the home.  Beyond the family room, behind double French doors, is the secluded study that is accentuated with a picturesque, full-height bay window.

Now that you’ve explored the first floor it’s time to head up.  The second level accommodations include four spacious bedrooms and three full baths.  The first room you’ll encounter is the master bedroom.  As you enter the suite via the vestibule, the door to the right is one of the two walk-in closets.  The left entryway leads to the actual bedroom.  And what a bedroom!  You may think you’ve checked into a five-star hotel.  From the tray ceiling with recessed lighting to the crown moulding and pocket doors the room exudes quality.  Behind one set of pocket doors is a dressing room with three-sided mirrors on either side of the doors.  Through the dressing room is the second walk-in closet.

To the other side of the bedroom resides the spa-like master bath.  It starts with the jetted soaking tub, which is partially recessed into a large palladian window.  You access the tub via an elegant marble step that spans the width of the bathroom.  The same marble comprises the tub surround and is used for the tile throughout the bathroom.   The luxurious shower is set in the corner between the two vanities and features three sides of floor to ceiling glass, mosaic tile base, a rainfall shower head plus a handheld.  The gorgeous vanities replicate classic pieces of furniture with dark granite tops.  Other features include nickel fixtures and a marble wainscoting.

The second and third bedrooms share a huge bathroom with double vanities separated by a vanity table all topped with granite counters.  The floor is of large ceramic tiles.  The toilet and oversized soaking tub detailed with subway tile are separated to their own room.  The final bedroom has a full ensuite with a granite topped vanity, oversized soaking tub with a subway tile surround.

Your tour is not complete until you’ve visited the deck.  You cannot help but be impressed by this space.  The high vaulted ceiling is crafted with stained knotty pine planks and exposed beams.  Add in the ceiling fans and the rustic chandelier and the room has the feel of a great room in a lodge.  Low-maintenance material was use for the decking, railings and columns.  Finally, the deck also provides access to the large back yard.

Additional home features include: built-in speakers in the foyer, master suite, morning room and deck, three car garage and a walkout basement.  To top it off the home is conveniently located within minutes of numerous eateries, shopping and activities plus  quick access to Rtes. 19 and 228 as well as I-79 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.