So many wonderful spots to entertain, enjoy or just relax. We've rarely seen a home as versatile and accommodating as this one. The covered front porch opens to a large foyer area with staircase, family room and sunroom ahead, and formal dining to the right. Travel the hall in front of the open dining room, through the butler's pantry, past another small hall leading to the garage, well-equipped laundry room and rear entry foyer (with brick pavers and handy cubbies, it's too nice to call a 'mud' room) and into the jaw-dropping kitchen: Walk-in pantry, custom cabinetry, stainless appliances, granite countertops and island dining bar, four-burner gas range, double ovens, built-in microwave and copious natural light. The kitchen is open to both a breakfast area and keeping room, with bay window seat (storage below) and beaded board accents. Continuing the pattern of amazing flow and openness without sacrificing unique spaces, the breakfast area opens into the family room and sunroom, completing the circle through the living area of this one-of-a-kind home. The hub of the downstairs, and with a soaring ceiling, heart of pine flooring (which runs throughout the first level) and stone fireplace and hearth, this area still has a cozy, almost private feel to it. Looking across the sunroom, and out over the big backyard with inground pool with waterfall, there's a tranquil view of the woods that ring the property. But the best part of all? It's the magnificent den off the open sunroom, with a cathedral natural-wood ceiling with decorative beams and stacked river rock fireplace with raised hearth. This room just has to be seen to be appreciated, as it gives a feel of stepping back in time to a well-appointed country cabin. Bonus points to the nifty room behind the fireplace, perfect for an out-of-the-way office or for storage of special and treasured items. Finally, completing the first story, there's the master suite and half bath, just off another small hall off the left side of the entry foyer: Large bedroom, the bath you'd expect with jetted tub, walk-in tiled shower, double lavatories, and a room off the bedroom, perfect for a roomy office or nursery, a small exercise room, and a huge walk-in closet: its versatility awaits you! And that's just one level! Upstairs offers four bedrooms, two connected with a jack-and-jill bath, and another that can be a bonus room or a bedroom, with a hollywood-style bath, which can also be used by the fourth. All of these amazing 4200-plus square feet sit on an almost-one acre lot, private as can be, at the end of the street, with woods all around, and only one adjacent neighbor. In addition to the pool, there's excellent outdoor storage -- an enclosed workshop with power and a covered area with room for ATVs, trailers or boats. Outdoor bonus points to the walking trail that meanders off through the woods from the totally private backyard. Mallard Lakes of Raymond is an upscale gated community with two lakes, five minutes from Hinds Community College, and offers easy access to Clinton and Jackson. The drives to Vicksburg and Port Gibson are longer but still make for comfortable commutes.
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