HOPKINTON — Buyers seeking quietude and privacy will find it with this 3,204-square-foot contemporary-style home prominently situated atop a knoll at the end of a winding, tree-lined driveway.

Owner since 1993, Martha Gold, said her property at 201 Ash St. on the market for $725,000, offers the perfect country setting.

“I love the solitude of this home,” she said. “The windows let in so much light and the view from every window is of the countryside.”

Listing agent Jeanne Murphy of Realty Executives Boston West agreed that the property’s privacy, nature setting, and spectacular views are among the home’s many desirable features.

Once inside, the soaring ceilings in the two-story entrance-way is the start of an open floor plan. Strategically placed windows brighten every corner of this well-designed home, and offer picturesque views of the surrounding natural landscape from every vantage-point.

The open concept cook’s kitchen is packed with maple cabinets and stone countertops. It features a breakfast bar under recessed lighting and skylights. The eat-in area holds a scenic wall of glass, including access to the deck and yard. Its maple flooring flows into the family and dining rooms.

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The living room is warmed by a wood stove with brick surround and features a full wall of built-in bookcases. A step down from the living room is an over-sized sunroom with cathedral ceiling and skylights.

The first floor also includes a half bath, a mudroom off the garage, and a huge 4-by-102.5 foot walk-in storage closet with shelving.

Upstairs, a voluminous master suite holds a well-appointed master bath with jetted soaking tub, large shower, and double vanity.

There is also a laundry and two more bedrooms on the second floor, each with their own full bathroom, and one with three large closets.


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Outside, a wrap-around deck overlooks a perennial garden, and a hillside covered in rhododendrons.

Nature abounds on this professionally landscaped property, which abuts a conservation area held by the Hopkinton Area Land Trust known as Braim Farm. These 40-acres of preserved land hold a river walking trail, a wildflower meadow, a cranberry bog, and spillways for an old mill. A popular fishing spot, Bloods Pond, is just minutes away.

Hopkinton is well-known and highly-desired for its excellent schools and its commutability, with Route 495 just minutes away.

A video tour of the home is available at www.201ash.com

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