Family-Friendly Colonial in Mechanicsville, Va.

When relocating from Wisconsin to Virginia, homebuyers Amy and Jim were looking for an open-concept home in a kid-friendly neighborhood. Realtor Lee Ann Ruby matched them with this lovely Colonial.

Home Exterior

Realtor Lee Ann Ruby matched homebuyers Amy and Jim with this lovely Colonial home in Mechanicsville, Va.

Family Room

A gas fireplace is the focal point of the spacious family room, which is equipped with surround sound.

Kitchen

The large, eat-in kitchen came with quartz countertops, a center island and upgraded stainless steel appliances.

Dining Room

Chair rail and wood floors dress up the dining room.

Master Bedroom

The original master bedroom was large – too large, in fact, with a separate sitting area. The homeowners closed off the sitting room and turned the bedroom next door into a suite with a full bathroom.

Bathroom

A photo of the full bathroom added by the new homeowners.

Bedroom

In addition to the master suite, the home offered four bedrooms with walk-in closets and ceiling fans.

Office

Large windows provide a glimpse of the family-friendly neighborhood.

Patio

Outside, a patio overlooks the professionally landscaped yard. The property also came with a custom shed and an irrigation system.

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