HOME OF THE WEEK - Fabulous custom colonial overlooks the reservoir

HOME OF THE WEEK - Fabulous custom colonial overlooks the reservoir

CUMBERLAND - Nearly the entire back wall of this amazing house is filled with windows and decks, all to take in the view of the Diamond Hill Reservoir and surrounding woods. You can glance out at the water from bed or enjoy an early morning coffee on your second-floor master balcony taking in the pretty scenery. The nearly two-acre property is private, quiet, and peaceful, with the house set way back off the road, down a long driveway.

This was a builder's own house, customized with all the best products and architecturally stunning. Inside are soaring ceilings and arched doorways, a columned entrance into the formal dining room, and lots of bright and open entertaining space.

From the front door, the view of the back of the house is amazing, with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace surrounded by windows that soar up two stories and let in the priceless view. To the right of the large foyer, a French door opens to a study; and to the left is the formal dining room. An arched opening goes to the living room, which is separated from the kitchen by a granite bar and gas fireplace.

The rear of the house features the kitchen and family room, with only the open staircase to the second floor in between.

The custom kitchen has a large center island with a Thermador cooktop, double wall ovens, and an oversized Subzero refrigerator. Appliances are stainless steel and counters are granite, and the floor is wood. Over the sink, a triple window lets in the pretty waterview. Nearby is an informal dining area, and glass door to the back deck, and a half bath.

Also on the first floor is one of two master bedrooms suites, this one with a stone fireplace and tray ceiling, two walk-in closets, master bath with a five-foot walk-in shower with multiple shower heads, double sink vanity, and a deep, raised whirlpool tub set beneath windows with a waterview.

The long second-floor balcony overlooks the sunny family room and the rear wall of windows. Upstairs are three bedrooms, including the second master suite, this one with its own little deck, and a large walk-in closet in a hall that leads to the master bathroom. It has a whirlpool tub, walk-in shower and double sink vanity.

Back on the balcony, the stair landing has a sitting area, and down the hall are two more bedrooms. The hallway bathroom has the laundry closet. There is a finished stairway to the third floor storage space.

The basement has tall ceilings and finishes worthy of the main living level. It is set up like an apartment, with a large, fireplaced living room, kitchen, full bathroom with washer and dryer and walk-in shower and a bedroom that has a door out to the rear patio adjacent to the driveway. Access to this level is also through the integral three-car garage, and from the main living level, where the carpeted stairs are equipped with a LiftMaster system.

Also on this lower level is a fantastic solarium with windows all around and above, tile floor, wooden beams, and an indoor resistance swimming pool. This bonus room has its own heat and air-conditioning systems.

The house has 14 rooms in 6,242 square feet of living space. There are four fireplaces, two master suites, four full and one half bathrooms, and five bedrooms.

The property is listed at $889,000 by Janice Geddes at Residential Properties. Reach her at 401-692-0407. See more details, including a video of the property, at www.51reservoir.com .