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You saw the boathouse…now check out the rest of this home on Arey’s Pond!

A highly functional hidden pantry tucked away to the side, so as not to disturb the precious sightlines, extends the kitchen, providing another space to store and prepare. A sink and dishwasher add another layer of functionality to the pantry. Embracing the new neutral: gray, the kitchen forms a stark, but welcoming contrast to the exposed beams and warm wicker of the living room and dining room. With clean, white Silestone quartz countertops and a farmhouse sink, any chef, professional or amateur, would be inspired. Gray marble subway tiles create a calming backsplash, and a pot filler sits over the stove top, ready to fill any pasta pot or kettle. Tucked away from the kitchen is a perfect little breakfast nook, whose windows wrap around and overlook the entrance and tranquil gardens; a beautiful spot for intimate breakfast gatherings or quiet conversations, Complete with a custom-made sliding table, the breakfast nook is one of the many unique spots in the house.

The breakfast nook was added during one of the previous additions made to the home. It created space for the breakfast nook, a powder room and a more welcoming entryway; rather than having guests enter directly into the kitchen, they now have a tidy mudroom for greetings and welcomes. The addition also created more space for the staircase and a small desk area underneath the stairs. As well as adding space inside the house, the addition gave the exterior a more dynamic look. “It was a very long house, with not a lot of dimension to it, so the addition gave it more detail, a little more depth,” says McPhee.

On the first floor, the master suite offers the homeowners a peaceful spot and sweeping views of the pond and the inimitable Arey’s Pond Catboats scoping on their moorings. Sliding glass doors open up to a private deck and let the sun shine through into the bright, airy room. Minimalist decor keeps the room clean and simple. Continuing with the simple design, the en suite bathroom features a sumptuous natural stone vanity top, neutral cream paint, creating a stunning, simple home spa. “I’m sure the house gets loud and busy with guests and kids, and it’s just a great space to escape to, a little oasis,” says McPhee. 

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