This newer construction house has had a 4-year test drive, still has more than half of its tax abatement left, and is set up for effortless city living. The sellers planned on living here for many years, but two kids later, as perfect as this house is, being closer to family is now most important to them. It has just about everything you could ask for, including 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, and a really large backyard that leads to an adjacent playground. Enter into the house at the main floor level that’s full of light from giant windows at each end, a coat closet right by the front door, and the living and dining area. Move past the 1/2 bath, and continue through to the open kitchen with stone counters, stainless steel appliances, and a large island with storage on one side and seating on the other. Continue outside to the expansive 23-foot deep yard surrounded by a custom-built privacy fence with a rear door to the adjacent playground, communal seating area, and basketball courts that were completely redone by Connor Barwin’s Make the World a Better Place Foundation. Head down to the completely finished basement with a 7-foot deep pantry/storage room, a full bathroom with a walk-in tile shower, and a large finished room that is currently the home office but could easily be a playroom, media room, or separate guest space. The 2nd floor has 2 good-sized bedrooms with more large windows and closets; the rear bedroom has a 6-foot reach-in closet, and the front room has a 4-foot deep step-in closet. This floor also has a convenient laundry closet with a high efficiency stacked washer & dryer, a separate linen closet, and a full bath. Follow the light-filled stairway (thanks to another large window in the pilothouse that sends sunshine all the way down) up to the primary bedroom floor. This suite has a large enough footprint to easily fit a king bed, nightstands, and anything else you could want in the room. Completing the suite is a 14-foot long pass through double closet that leads to a gorgeous bathroom. Not only does this layout give you a tremendous amount of space, but it also manages sound really well if you and your partner have different schedules and aren’t getting up at the same time. The dark wood and black stone double vanity offers ample space. The 6-foot x 3-foot walk-in shower with a river rock floor is finished off with glass doors, modern tile, and another big window that is high enough to let in loads of light but still keep the room private. Back into the main hall, there’s a half bath and bar with a sink and wine fridge at the base of the stairs to the roof deck–no need to clean up your bedroom when guests come over to hang out on the deck! At the top of the stairs is a landing area that is perfect for storing cushions. The full roof deck has sweeping views of the city in all directions. You can watch NYE, 4th of July, and homerun fireworks from your own outdoor oasis! Top to bottom, this house has the benefit of thoughtful design and fantastic space planning, while also prioritizing details that set this house apart from much of the other newly built houses in the area.