December 20, 2013 03:26PM
By Tony Nunes
Photos supplied by the Realtor
A builder’s house is a rare gem of a property built for contractors themselves as a place to call home. The care, detail and efficiency the builder/homeowner puts into these homes is unsurpassed, using only the finest materials and capitalizing on every view and alcove the house has to offer. The stunning Cape Cod style home at 30 Soap House Lane in Hopkinton is exactly such a house, built by a general contractor as a place to call home. On 1.33 private, quiet acres with 300 feet of frontage on Locutsville Pond in Hopkinton, this is a home that truly must be seen.
Entering 30 Soap House Lane, you first come to a quiet entryway with two extra tall closets and an arched seating alcove that instantly sparks an inviting sense of comfort to the home. Tall ceilings open into the homes Great room, an understatement to this remarkable space. Solid oak hardwoods flow across the room, as well as the rest of the home, and stretch below the room’s tall, seventeen-foot ceiling. Openness is the key to this space, with tall, picture windows stretching across the walls, looking down over the sweeping, stunning views of Locustville Pond. The centerpiece of the room is a wide, wood-burning fireplace set within a striking, floor to ceiling chimney built of large El Dorado stones. The mantle of the fireplace is a thick, solid pine beam repurposed from one of tress on the property. Between the rich stonework, stellar views and natural details like the mantle, this room represents precisely why a home built for a builder will always offer a unique living experience.
The Great Room opens into the homes dining room which also enjoys wide, picturesque views out to the pond. The dining room connects out from sliding doors to a wide back-deck with Treks decking and stainless-steel cable railings. The deck wraps around the back of the home to a spacious, 12x12 screened-in porch along the side of the house. A covered porch also wraps around the front and side of the home, offering plenty of space for outdoor relaxation and seasonal entertaining.
Being along the quiet Locustville Pond, 30 Soap House Lane enjoys a stationary and floating dock as well as a nicely sized, private, waterfront backyard.
Back inside, the homes elegant and generously sized kitchen evokes a sense of warmth from its alder wood, stained cherry cabinets and rich granite counter tops. Top of the line stainless steel appliances including a double wall oven and separate six-burner gas stove provide the ideal space for cooking meals both big and small. Fine details like a pot filling spout over the stovetop add touches of character throughout the room. A picture window looks out from the kitchen across the driveway to the homes beautifully designed, post and beam Carriage House. This separate out-building has two additional car-ports and is heated and outfitted with a backup generator connecting to the house.
Beside the kitchen, a half bathroom sits near a nicely sized laundry room. The homes attached two car-garage connects between the laundry room and a wide mud-room with built in bench seating and separate coat and shoe cubbies.
The master bedroom is on the first floor of the home, enjoying some of the best views of the pond from wrap-around windows. A spacious, walk-in closet adds abundant space to the room, while a private, porcelain tiled bathroom offers pampered elegance with a tiled walk-in shower with five heads and a whirlpool tub with a pond side view.
Upstairs, an open, roomy balcony sitting area looks out over the Great Room. A built in day bed along the balcony makes it the ideal spot for quiet reading or spreading out. Two of the three bedrooms on the second floor are identical. Both rooms are nicely sized with wide closets and their own views over the pond. The third bedroom, over the garage, is an enormous space with a walk-in closet. This room could easily work as a shared bedroom, playroom or large home-office. All three upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom with a whirlpool tub and double sinks.
The walk-out basement of 30 Soap House Lane is also a wonder. This fully finished space has tall ceilings and is soundproofed for separation between it and the first floor. New carpeting flows across the basement which has a wide sitting area, home theater room and French doors leading into a separate exercise room. The basement also has a ½ bathroom and a spacious gaming room that opens out from sliders to a backyard patio with a fire-pit. There is also a separate workshop and storage area along the rear of the unfinished section of the basement. Calling this floor a basement does it a great injustice.
30 Soap House Lane is a home that must be seen. A splendid example of quality craftsmanship, the home has been built with the finest materials to create a space of beauty and efficiency. For more information on the home contact Realtor Kimber Pope-Kettlety with Coldwell Banker Cahoone, Realtors at 401-596-6333 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. This property is listed for $699,900.