Patio & Deck
The property boasts a huge outdoor living and entertaining area including a flagstone patio that steps down onto an African hardwood-and-glass deck. The deck-work includes benches that double as storage bins for hot tub supplies, games, candles etc. This area can be accessed from the interior via doors in the sunroom, kitchen or family room.
Nestled in one corner of the deck is a large hot tub, perfect for winding down after a long day any time of the year.
Firepit & Walkway
A wide-field stone walkway, lined with boxwood, heads down from the deck, home gym, or driveway toward a stone firepit and sitting area. (The walkway was widened in 2013 and replaced an old brick walkway and sitting area around the firepit.)
In addition to the outdoor firepit, the house offers three fireplaces: a traditional hearth in the formal living room; one in the master bedroom; and a high-end, glass-fronted (Lopi brand) cast iron wood stove fireplace insert in the corner of the family room. Renters are welcome to run-down the supply of seasoned firewood stacked behind the shed.
Although the area is very safe and the owners have had no experience of attempted theft, the house is fitted with an ADT security system including fire, carbon monoxide, glass-break, and forced-entry detectors on doors and windows.