By Elizabeth Adams | Photography by Shaun Ring
With a backdrop of a glimmering lake, this Harbour at Lakewood luxury townhome paints a pretty picture of low-maintenance living in one of Lexington’s most desirable areas. Prospective residents will be swept away by its spacious layout and elaborate interior detail. Providing easy access to downtown, this gated community serves as evidence that townhome convenience doesn’t require a sacrifice of style or function. These high-class homes will attract buyers looking for the unlikely fusion of scenic beauty, townhome convenience and distinctive style. 
From the curb, visitors will notice a pair of mahogany garage doors and a quaint courtyard preceding the main entrance. The courtyard welcomes visitors with a mahogany bench and a black iron trellis for greenery. The area is contained with a perimeter layer of waist-high brick walls. A stone-trimmed arched passage leads to an elegant wood front door. With its clean, compact entrance, the townhome is deceptively large, offering more than 3,200 square feet of living space inside. 
The front door opens to a sprawling great room painted in an airy shade of gray. The great room demands attention with an exquisite coffered ceiling that stretches 10 feet high and built-in shelving on either side of a fireplace and charcoal-black hearth. Hardwood flooring and neutral tones throughout the great room provide a sleek canvas  for decorating and a classy, contemporary feeling.
The eye is drawn directly through the great room to a far wall of sliding glass doors. Visitors will absorb a panoramic view of the private lakefront at the backside of the property. A slate patio flanked by two caramel-toned columns and a red brick perimeter wall matching the rest of the exterior sets off the partially covered patio, which leads down a few steps to a neatly manicured grass lawn.
On the opposite end of the great room, a wide arched entryway transitions into a full-service kitchen, which includes a breakfast area naturally illuminated by a set of quadruple windows. The kitchen is sufficiently equipped for entertaining with stainless steel appliances fitted snug into the custom cabinetry. Earth-toned distressed cabinets are assembled against the work area’s walls with a cream tile backsplash underneath. A pair of globe lights hover over a large island with a two-sided sink and creamy beige granite countertop.
Double French doors open to a small private sitting room off the great room, which beckons to be used for serving coffee to a couple of friends or savoring some quiet time with a book. A small paned window provides a glimpse outdoors and a bronze chandelier hangs from the center of the high ceiling. A short hallway leads to an office space that includes a towering wall of built-in shelving. and a midnight-toned half bathroom with a contemporary rectangular standing sink. 
The master bedroom has a private stone balcony accessible through a wall of sliding glass doors. Painted in gray-neutral tone, the room is embellished with silver accents, a purple paisley comforter and a stone-gray tufted bench at the foot of the bed. A narrow hallway trails past a pair of his and her walk-in closets that are divided by a granite-topped wet bar  with built-in storage cabinets. 
The master bathroom is tastefully decorated in a variety of earth-tone tiles. A romantic corner Jacuzzi nestled in beige tile squares sits under a paned window. In the opposite corner of the bathroom, stands a shower adorned with a mix of earth-toned tiles. Vanity areas with ceiling-high mirrors and distressed cabinetry span two facing walls. A small crystal chandelier hanging from the ceiling provides a delicate touch to the room.
Inside an energetic coral-tone room with a high vaulted ceiling, a grand arched and paned window provides another splendid view of the lakeshore. A space to accommodate a permanent resident or temporary guest, the room provides a private bath with a black granite vanity and spacious walk-in closet. 
A third bedroom is painted in a soft charcoal. The room is drenched with natural light flowing from windows on two outlying walls. A private bathroom attached to the bedroom includes a black and white granite vanity and tub built with subway tile and a streak of beige accent tile. The upper level of the home also includes two storage closets, one of which can be transformed into an elevator shaft, a laundry room that features a bar-style granite countertop, washer and dryer set, as well as a built-in ironing board. 

Posted on 2014-07-02 by