A Cape Cod-style home in rural Boone County

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While many homes in Northern Kentucky are located in population-dense areas with shops and amenities within walking distance, Boone County offers properties with wide open spaces.

For those looking for a little more space and privacy, a home for sale at 3874 Idlebrook Lane may be the right fit. 

The country home comes with 2.2 acres of land surrounded by wooded area for increased privacy. The property includes a 30-foot above-ground swimming pool, and is currently staged with a basketball hoop, a trampoline, and a small playground. Though the house offers privacy, it’s not isolated from local conveniences. The nearest grocery store is four miles from the home. 

The property has luxury vinyl tile floors throughout and a spacious 12 rooms. The kitchen features white cabinets with contemporary accents, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a pantry. Just off the kitchen is a path to the property’s insulated three-car garage.

The house features four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half-bathroom, and an Alexa-controlled HVAC system.

A covered porch is decorated with string lights. Photo provided | Coldwell Banker Realty

Its basement is finished and has a half-bathroom, a study, an extra room that can serve as a guest bedroom, and a media room with a series of built-in shelves.

The first floor features a master suite with a large walk-in shower and double sinks, the kitchen, and a spacious living room with a red brick fireplace.

The second floor features two bedrooms, a laundry room, an access panel for storage, and an ultra-modern bathroom with gray cabinets, chrome hardware on the sink and cabinets, as well as glass sliding shower doors.

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Built in 1990 and standing at 3,200 square feet, this home is listed on the market for just under $500,000. The steep pitch to the roof, shutter-clad windows paired with rich red brick and covered front porch make this house a marriage of Cape Cod architecture and the classic American farmhouse. 

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