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Carriage lights on the front facade of the three-car garage give a country estate flavor to the Shamrock (332-240), while the wrap-around porch gives it a comfortable, welcoming look. The varied textures of stucco, brick, lap siding and cedar shakes add to the street appeal.

The interior of this one-and-a-half story home offers that same mix of formality and relaxed informality.

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An office and a parlor are to the right and left of the vaulted foyer. An office door could be installed to provide direct access from the porch. The bay-windowed parlor is large and richly glassed, but the covered porch mutes light.

A spacious, skylit family room is at the heart of the home. A second floor balcony overlooks this vaulted space and the foyer as well. Stairs can be accessed from both the foyer and the family room.

Utilities, a freezer and a pull-down ironing board hide behind pocket doors, adjacent to the nook. The pass-through kitchen includes plenty of counters, a trash compactor, microwave, double ovens and a cooktop. A skylit dining room is at one end, the nook at the other. The entire space is open to a large family room with a two-sided fireplace and French doors that open onto a deck with an optional hot tub.

The deck and hot tub can also be reached through a set of French doors, in the sumptuous owners’ suite. But these lucky adults needn’t go outside to enjoy a hot soak. They can relax in their own private garden tub, nestled into a bay window stacked high with glass blocks. Other luxury features include an oversized shower, twin vanities, an enclosed toilet and a large walk-in closet. A security system is just inside the entrance to the suite.

Pull down attic stairs in the garage provide access to a large overhead storage space. The garage also comes outfitted with a workshop and recycling center.

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