The New Old House movement pays homage to craftsmen of the past and recognizes that quality is timeless. And it does this while incorporating those things you would expect in a modern luxury home. Perhaps the finest example of the New Old House movement is right here. This Mertins-built home offers a traditional floor plan with accents and amenities that hark back to a time when quality was king and the emphasis was on the art of building, not the bottom line. Rich hardwood floors grace practically the entire home and complement the stunning mill work and skim-coat plaster walls....Ten-foot ceilings on the main level give this space a light, airy feel. The kitchen will make meal prep something special. Painted cabinets are in abundance along with a full array of high-end stainless steel appliances. Between the kitchen and garage is a home command center with built-in desk as well as a drop zone with lockers. A main floor den is rich with built-in bookcases. The family room makes for a wonderful gathering spot with its elegant fireplace and box beam ceiling. Each of the bedrooms upstairs offers something special. The master suite offers everything you would expect for a modern luxury home; large walk-in closet, luxury bath and even a 17x15 deck. There is a second deck off one of the other bedrooms and be sure to look for the secret play area behind the bookcase in one of the bedrooms. If you need more space, there is a 37x19 unfinished space on the second floor that already has electrical and heat runs in place. The lower level has been finished with fun in mind. A party kitchen, game or exercise area and plenty of space to just hang out. Fifth bedroom and full bath also make this level ideal for house guests. A large screened porch with fireplace, two second-floor decks and covered back patio invite you to marvel at the fantastic setting. Much of the 2.7 acre lot offers wooded privacy and flowering prairie plants. Its a joy to simply turn into the driveway. Gorgeous setting. Impeccable craftsmanship. Practical elegance. 531 S. Stocks has it all. Truly, a home for the ages. See it today.
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