The attractive four-bed room, five-bathroom residence at 1126 Onyx Court is a spacious and inviting home in one of Mason City's nicest neighborhoods.

The 6,080-square-foot two-story home off a quiet cul-de-sac in the city's Stone Pillar neighborhood greets visitors with a soaring entrance. Built in 2004, the home is complimented by tasteful landscaping on the oversized, .67-acre lot.

Listing agent Dodie Wilkins, of Century 21 Preferred, said the home's $375,000 asking price represents an outstanding value for the space and amenities it offers.

"To me, this is the best-priced per-square-foot home," she said. "You couldn't even come close to building it for what it's listed for."

Visitors to the home will notice the roomy 14-by-13-foot office with French doors to the left of the foyer. A large formal dining room is on the right.

The roomy foyer opens to the stylish main staircase, which has wrought-iron details, and the entire area is bathed in light from massive windows in the adjacent formal living room that overlooks the backyard. With its 18-foot ceilings, the formal living room lends an air of drama to the home.

Located off the formal living room, the master suite is a secluded sanctuary complete with tray ceilings, and an en suite bathroom with double sinks, a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. It also has a very large walk-in closet complete with an installed closet organization system. Two large windows give the bedroom a light, airy feeling.

There is recessed lighting throughout the home.

On the other side of the formal living room, the spacious, well-thought-out kitchen provides ample space to prepare meals and hang out with friends or family. It has a deep double sink set below a window overlooking into the backyard. It is outfitted with maple cabinetry and Kenmore appliances. Complete with a breakfast bar, the kitchen is open to a dining area and the carpeted living room, which has one of the home's two fireplaces.

One of the perks of the home is the spa room, which is located just off the dining area. The tiled room with in-floor heating is home to a very large, impeccably well-maintained hot tub. The tub, which is included in the sale of the home, is a great place to relieve the stress of the day.

Oversized sliding doors and a window let in an abundance of light into the spa room, and the sliding door provides easy access to the 20-by-30-foot deck. The spa room also has in-floor heat, a half bath and a gas fireplace.

The first floor is completed by a powder room and laundry room. One of three laundry rooms in the home, the main-level laundry room is stocked with a washer and dryer that sell with the home.

Upstairs are four spacious bedrooms and another laundry room, which, like its counterpart on the main floor, has lots of storage and a washer and dryer that are included in the sale. Two of the bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. Another bedroom has its own bathroom.

Both of the upstairs bathrooms are large with lots of storage.

The true bonus of the home is in the basement, which has more than 1,800 feet of bright, well-thought out space for a wide variety of entertainment and activities. Like the main stairway in the home, the main basement steps include wrought-iron railing.

Highlights include a large carpeted living room and a tiled 32-by-20-foot recreation room with a wet bar and in-floor heat. It also includes a laundry area — with hookups — and a craft room, which, with its built-in countertops and cabinets, would be equally as well suited as a second office.

The basement offerings are rounded out by a bathroom and utility room.

Wilkins, the listing agent, said the home's large space and thoughtful layout make it attractive to just about any family situation. She believes it is equally as capable of comfortably housing a large family with several children as it would be a couple of retirees who could use the extra space for entertaining, housing visiting family or hosting large family gatherings.

"I just think it fits any family," she said. "Even if you're an empty nester, you could live on the main (floor). Everything's on the main."

In addition to the in-home amenities, 1126 Onyx Court also has an attached, three-car garage. It also boasts a detached one-stall garage in the backyard that provides space for additional storage of tools, lawn tractors or other yard equipment.


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