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19 Thistle Hollow, Unit 19, Avon–Hartford Courant

A stunning townhouse in Avon offers a carefree lifestyle, inside and out. Built in 1999, this sprawling 3,220 square foot home features an open-concept floor plan, room for entertaining, plenty of work-from-home space, and private outdoor lounging.

Located in the much sought after Hunter’s Run, this end unit is full of ambiance and warmth. Customized by interior designers, the inviting space is finished with exquisite taste, offering luxury appointments and modern updates throughout.

Enter through the two story foyer into a large open space leading to a 24 by 20 great room. A hardwood floor, vaulted ceiling, custom millwork, Palladian window and marble wood burning fireplace enhance the space. In the dining room you will find an antique brass chandelier, large windows and a coffered ceiling finished in Venetian plaster.

“There’s that wow factor when you walk into the house,” says Caitlyn Cleary of William Pitt | Sotheby’s International Realty of Avon. “There is a good stream for entertainment.”

The chef’s kitchen, with a breakfast nook and oversized windows, is outfitted with white cabinetry, a tile backsplash and floor, Corian counter tops, double sinks, overhead lighting, a gas stove, plenty of prep surfaces and a pantry. Captivating garden views enhance the adjoining conservatory or living room, with patio doors opening onto a stone patio, the perfect place to relax and entertain.

The spacious master suite on the main level features built-ins, a custom headboard, sitting area, vaulted ceiling, new ceiling fan, and a beautiful walk-in closet with shelving and pendant lights. Enjoy the adjoining bathroom with dual sinks, a jetted tub and a separate tiled shower.

Next to the kitchen, a spacious laundry room doubles as a workstation, with a built-in office counter and overhead cabinets. The space opens up to a large two-car garage with plenty of storage. A powder room completes the main level.

Each of the two bedrooms upstairs has a walk-in closet. A bespoke headboard also adorns one of the bedrooms. A full bath with tub/shower is located on this level, along with another laundry hookup.

When you need a break or extra space for your guests, relax in the 1,000 square foot family room on the lower level, fully renovated for entertaining. Gather around the bench seat, custom-designed peninsula, and ventless gas fireplace in this stylish and functional space with mood lighting.

“It’s a great bonus space, especially when people come to visit,” Cleary says.

A separate billiard room, which could easily be used as a home theater, games room or children’s area, features a dry bar and custom built-ins to display collectibles. Currently used to display artwork, a separate art studio with French doors can be converted into craft space or an office. Another closed-in space is a workshop with a bench.

The house is heated by gas and cooled by central air conditioning. Its mechanics were overhauled every six months. The property uses public water and sewer, an underground sprinkler system and underground utilities. Earlier this year, the house’s water heater, garage door opener and water faucets were replaced.

The plot the home sits on has updated landscaping front and back, and an open side yard. Accented by a large fieldstone patio, the backyard is surrounded by a stone wall, which “adds extra privacy,” says Cleary. Over the past three years, the flowerbeds and landscaping have been updated.

Hunters Run is located at the base of Avon Mountain. Nearby is the historic house and museum of the Heublein Tower, accessible only by footpath. “You always see people walking around the neighborhood,” Cleary adds.

A monthly association fee of $550 provides full access to outdoor tennis courts, a renovated clubhouse, indoor heated pool, fitness center, locker rooms and kitchen with ample space to hold celebrations. In addition to these amenities, grounds maintenance, garbage collection, snow removal and annual mulching are included in the fees.

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Karen A. Avitabile is a Plantsville-based freelance writer.

19 Thistle Hollow, Unit 19, Avon

Built: 1999

Price: $620,000

Style: Townhouse, end unit

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Rooms: 6 (excluding lower level)

Bedrooms: 3

thermal baths: 2 full, 1 half

Square feet: 3,220 (includes 1,000 square feet of finished space on lower level)

Rate per thousand: 34.21

Best feature: Maintenance-free luxury living with premium amenities

Contact: Team Diane Barry, (860) 614-1569,; Caitlyn Cleary, (860) 798-1589, [email protected];