Residence Redux: The Inside Story
The formal dining room, which is not overly formal at all, allows the family to gather for special meals with a table that easily seats 12. Although Charlie says the room probably serves more as a transitional space—the hub of the wheel of the house—since many times meals are shared in the three-season room adjacent to the kitchen that also includes a massive stone fireplace.
The home benefits from eight bedrooms, six upstairs and two on the main floor, that all enjoy en suite bathrooms. Each of the Laverty children has their own bedroom on the second floor—a bunk room for the boys and another for the girls afford the grandchildren their own space. On the ground floor, Charlie and Judy are able to find their own serenity within their spacious master suite, complete with a private patio off of the bedroom, and a guest suite at the opposite end of the house affords privacy and luxury to any weekend guests.
Upstairs, there is no lack of thoughtful alcoves and rooms to inhabit, either individually or as a group. On the landing at the top of the stairs, there is an open area that is perfect for the grandchildren and plenty of friends to collect and connect for games, conversation and of course plenty of online surfing. Adjacent to the space, behind French doors if privacy is required, a space referred to as the library has slightly more formal seating; a fridge; and arguably the best view in the house. Doors open to a stunning balcony porch that offers 180-degree vistas of Buzzards Bay. The room is nestled under the home’s crowning cupola, and the oversized windowed tower glows from within when lit at night.
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