This stately dwelling easily suits formal entertaining, raising a large family, and working at home. The front dining room and parlor are set up to make guests feel immediately at ease. A living room, country-style kitchen with a center island, breakfast area, and keeping room mesh together to give a growing family both elbow room and coziness. A nearby guest room connected to a bath could also serve as a home office. The second level comprises the sleeping rooms, including a grandiose master suite with a sitting room that opens onto a second-floor balcony. Two other rooms share a bath; a third enjoys a full private bath. Rear and front porches are added touches.