Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Buying Here: Murrysville

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Buying Here: Murrysville

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If you're shopping for a home, the seclusion, panoramic views and custom construction make 4046 Sinan Farm Drive (MLS No. 914158) in Murrysville a real find.

In 2008, the owners of this Cape Cod-style house worked closely with builders to create a home that suited the interests of everyone in the family, including an outdoor cabana with brick fireplace that overlooks the 2.3-acre lot and an 83-by-88-foot basement with a built-in bar and home theater.

"We worked right alongside the builder to create the house that was right for us," the owner said. "Whether we wanted a window there or a recessed wall here, the builder adapted to exactly what we wanted."

The four-bedroom home, which has five full and three half baths, is on the market for $1.1 million through Maureen Ruefle of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services (724 327-5161 or www.howardhanna.com)

The house is one of 20 houses completed so far in Siena Ridge, a development by Ed Vangura. Fifty-five lots ranging in size from three-fourths of an acre to more than 2 acres are available and new homes start at $600,000.

Upgrades like the cabana are very popular and the floor plans can be customized. For example, 4046 Sinan Farm Drive has a 21- by 17- foot master bedroom on the first floor. While the adjacent space would typically be used as a study or sitting area, the owners opted for a sizable walk-in closet and master bath with dual sinks, jetted tub and direct access to the cabana, an extension of the rear side of the house.

Next to the master bedroom is a sunken family room measuring 23 by 18 feet. A stone fireplace is nestled between two large custom Pella windows.

"This is a great room to spend time in during the winter because of the wood-burning fireplace," the owner said, "The outdoor area is very accommodating during the summer months."

The 30-by-18-foot kitchen has a ceramic tile floor, granite counter tops, KitchenAid appliances, built-in cabinetry and a comfortable seating area with an electric fireplace separate from a main island.

The dining room measures 12 by 16 feet and the foyer is 20 by 11 feet, with high ceilings, custom hardwood floors and a decorative chandelier. The other three bedrooms are on the second floor; two measure 16 by 12 feet and the other 14 by 12 feet. …

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