Well located on beautiful St. Albans Rd, across from the rose garden at Lacy Park, is this handsome 1948 two-story New England Colonial style home, which is sited on nearly a half acre of park-like grounds. Set back off the street, and well hedged for privacy, this spectacular yard features an open grassy space for playing and entertaining, a beautiful driveway with stone and brick detail, which serves as a patio space. The automatic driveway gate enhances the privacy of the yard and the feel of the estate-like grounds. There are several fine specimen trees, including magnolia, ash, silver maple, Chinese elm, and fruit trees. At the rear of the yard is a sparkling Perry pool and spa that are surrounded by perimeter hedging and a spacious pool deck for lounging. A charming play house was built on the grounds and features skylights, high open-beam ceiling, built-in bench seats with storage, and a unique ping pong storage closet. This could be used as a work-from-home space, home gym, or a playroom. The home and yard are designed for entertaining, with great access to the yard from the kitchen, den and living room. This pride-of-ownership home features 3 upstairs bedrooms plus a downstairs den, which features a closet, built-in bookcases and a gas fireplace and 2.5 bathrooms. The 2 upstairs full bathrooms were re-done with tile from Mission West Tile. Enter through the formal entry which showcases leaded glass windows on either side of the front door, plus two coat closets, a beautiful staircase, a formal living room with gas fireplace and wonderful natural light plus a formal dining room. Both formal rooms have a double door entry. Across the rear of the home is a gorgeous, well-constructed covered brick patio that extends the outdoor entertainment space from the living room to the kitchen. The current owner replaced the oak hardwood floors downstairs in keeping with the character of the home. The updated kitchen and breakfast area offer access to the yard via a charming dutch door. The stainless steel appliances include a Subzero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, a gas cooktop, and built-in oven. Adjoining the kitchen is a separate laundry room with storage cabinets and an extra sink, and has direct access to the attached 2-car garage. The garage offers the convenience of attic storage, a pull-down staircase and an automatic garage door opener. Enjoy this prime location!