96 Washington Avenue, Northampton

Perched above the Mill River, in one of Northampton's most desirable locations, this spacious home has been brought into the 21st century with state of the art systems and amenities while staying true to the pride of craftsmanship found in its 1900 era roots.

The rich tones and textures of the Arts and Crafts style are evoked through the saturated colors and variety of materials used in the extensive, architect designed renovation and addition. Light maple floors, custom fir trim and moldings, cherry cabinetry and built-ins, and a handsome new staircase create this distinctive aesthetic.

This home offers 4,400 sq.ft. of living space consisting of 11 rooms, 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 well appointed baths. The gourmet kitchen inspires a cook's creativity with an abundance of cherry cabinets and drawers as well as dark granite counters. It opens to a separate eating area with French doors that go to the deck overlooking the backyard. There is also a walk-in pantry. The living room, also with French doors, is memorable with a striking floor to ceiling Goshen stone fireplace. A formal dining room, study, and den with fireplace complete the first floor.

Five bedrooms include a separate guest suite and bath. The master bedroom and bath are worthy of a spread in the best home magazine. This is a true retreat with whirlpool tub, separate 2 person shower and vanity area. There are 2 walk-in closets and the view of woods and river from the French doors and covered deck is captivating.

Central air, an oversized 2 car attached garage, state of the art Viessmann boiler that allows for individual temperature control in every room, low E Marvin windows and French doors are just some of the extras.

This exceptional home is walking distance to Smith College and Northampton's vibrant downtown yet offers the serenity and privacy of the adjoining woods and river.