20 Roundhill Rd., Northampton

A stone's throw to Paradise Pond, this English Tudor leaves nothing to be desired in terms of location or amenities. Designed in 1922 by Karl S. Putnam, Northampton's most prominent architect of the first half of the 20th century, it showcases his affinity for European, Old World charm.

Two massive chimneys embrace either end of the home. There are 3 fireplaces, one in the formal living room, dining room and the master bedroom. You will marvel over the deeply carved, distinctive moldings found in many of the 12 rooms, similar to what one would find in the finest European homes. Curved top china cabinet and window lend an air of gracious elegance to the dining room.

The gourmet kitchen has granite counters and stainless appliances. Sliding French doors lead to a stone patio and the beautifully landscaped, private 1/2 acre yard. The kitchen also opens to the family room and covered loggia that has garden views. The butler's pantry is also off the kitchen and offers additional prep area, sinks and ample storage for all your china, stem ware, flatware and linens in handsome floor to ceiling cabinetry.

With 4,000 square feet, there are 12 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 2 half baths. The floor plan accommodates separate au-pair quarters. Built-in shelves in the master bedroom and living room will house your collections and there are additional shelves in the master bedroom study. Be forewarned though, the view from the study could encourage more daydreaming than work!

Beautiful landscaping that provides privacy, serene gardens, brick loggia and stone patio will make you feel far removed from this in-town location. Yet, the Smith College campus and Northampton's vibrant and nationally acclaimed downtown are right out your front door.

An attached 2 car garage, finished room in the basement perfect for study or media room, Viessmann boiler, alarm system, water filtration system, "dog wash" set up and walk-up attic are some of the extras.

A pleasure to experience!