Ever dream of owning your own home on a private way, with the perfect location between highway access, local businesses, and the serenity one expects in residing in the suburbs?

If this description fits into your criteria toward shopping for a new home, then this week’s Home of the Week might put an end to your search.

Set on nearly an acre of land in the family-friendly Merrymount subdivision of Dartmouth, this three-bedroom, custom-built Colonial has its own private way and is set away from Tucker Lane – leaving you no worries about kids straying from the yard or traffic.

The home has a unique layout in that it gives the homeowner flexibility, such as location of the master bedroom suite, where it can be either on the ground or second floor. The open concept floor plan on the main level includes a spacious living room with cathedral ceilings, a gas fireplace with cable hook-up above the mantle, and plenty of windows that allow tons of natural light to flow in.

The living room segues effortlessly into the kitchen area that includes a dinette area perfect for starting your morning with a coffee and paper. The kitchen features all state-of-the-art amenities and décor – including quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, and stone ceramic tiled flooring.

The kitchen also is equipped with recessed lighting, lighting fixtures over a large kitchen island, and solid wood cabinets.

When friends and family come over, the formal dining room provides sophistication to your dining experience. The room has cut out walls creating a more open and airy atmosphere without sacrificing warmth and style. The dining room features hardwood floors and a stylish chandelier for ambience.

On those lazy breezy summer days you like to lounge around, the sunroom is the ideal spot to read a good book with your iced tea – though such activities aren’t restricted to just the summer. The sunroom is a four-season room with large windows and a glass sliding door leading to the private deck in the backyard – thus giving you warmth and light all-year round.

If you’re the type that enjoys working from home, the main level also has a home office equipped with wainscot walls, hardwood floors, and a glass door to add regality to the room.

As stated before, you could either have your master bedroom located on the main level or second floor. If you choose the main level, the room features wall-to-wall carpeting, a private doorway to the backyard deck, and a master bathroom with a large soaking tub, separate shower stall, and separate his and her vanity sinks. Choosing the second level room has recessed lighting and hardwood floors.

The main level also has a laundry room with a half bath, a pantry closet, and an access door to the attached two-car garage.

As you make your way through the foyer and up the stairs to the second floor, the two remaining bedrooms both feature wall-to-wall carpeting and closets.

The second floor also has a full bathroom with tiled flooring, a tub/shower combination, and a vanity sink.

For your storage needs, the home has a full basement, as well as two sheds located on the side and back yard.

The home also includes an emergency house generator, central air conditioning, an alarm system, and town water and sewerage.

To get a closer look at this gem of a home, realtor Jeff Gardner of Gardner Real Estate will be hosting an open house on Saturday and Sunday, January 13 and 14, between the hours of 12-noon and 2 p.m.

If you can’t make the open house, please call Jeff at 508-994-9029 to schedule your own private showing.