This custom renovated home on 1.06 acres delivers a peaceable setting with a country atmosphere yet is within easy commuting range. The floorplan easily adapts to a familys changing needs, offering 3 spacious BRs plus versatile office/study, Country kitchen, 2 living & 2 dining areas, & a huge patio to watch the sunsets. Ceramic tile or acid stained concrete flooring through-out, except for the carpeted family room, creates an allergy & pet friendly environment. French doors lend audio privacy to the study/office illuminated with natural light through a bay window. A window-flanked fireplace is the focal point in the Texas-sized living room. Adjacent country-style kitchen is a cooks dream come true, w/cedar island topped w/pot rack, knotty pine custom cabinets, tiled counters, double built-in ovens plus range & microwave, & unique slide-out pantry. Bay-windowed breakfast nook overlooks the tree-studded backyard, while the dining area boasts a built in storage/serving bar. A trio of French door panels pump sunlight into the spacious family room. Mastersuite easily accommodates any furniture requirements; masterbath presents a huge whirlpool tub flanked by walk-in closets, two pedestal sinks, & linen closet. The secondary bedrooms are generously proportioned & have lighted ceiling fans & ample closet space. Hall bath features ceramic tile tub enclosure & pedestal sink. Well-designed utility room sports walk-in pantry, mop closet, & folding table. Detached drive-through garage easily parks 2 cars plus workshop equipment. Covered & open patios, wood arbor, stone-paved waterfall & pond set the scene for outdoor enjoyment while 4 additional storage buildings/sheds can house a variety of tools & gardening equipment accent wall color for extra emphasis. Double doors open to the master retreat which boasts tiered ceiling w/lighted fan, generous dimension, & a well appointed bath complete w/whirlpool tub, separate shower stall, cultured marble topped vanity w/dual sinks, private toilet compartment, & walk-in closet. The two minor bedrooms are well proportioned & have nice sized closets. The main bath also sports a cultured marble topped vanity. Interior utility room is outfitted w/custom made cabinets, & links to the twin car sized garage. Wide wood steps descend from the wrap-around covered patio to the privacy fenced backyard. Extra perks: full yard sprinkler system & no neighbors to the rear of the lot!!
BELTON — Belton’s Lena Armstrong Public Library will soon offer virtual books. The library received a $5,000 J. Frank Dobie Library Trust Award, which is given each spring to chosen applicants. Kim Kroll, the library’s director, said all the money will be spent only on e-books.
The Defense Department on Tuesday released a report documenting the damaging cuts to military forces, modernization and readiness that will be required if defense budgets are held at sequester-levels in the years beyond fiscal 2015.