If a kitchen is the heart of the home, this house has a big, welcoming heart. From the well-laid out chef's prep area to the wet bar to the expansive sitting area, this is a home that can handle everything from family holidays to a post-soccer gathering. And speaking of soccer, check out the pancake flat backyard where the current owners have played football, baseball, soccer, horseshoes and even built a seasonal ice rink. More formal gatherings are not forgotten with a front-to-back living room and dining room ready for Thanksgiving. Updated and upgraded over the years, this home boasts 4 upper level bedrooms and a fifth bedroom, with full bath, on the above-grade lower level that could easily accommodate an au-pair or extended family visit. When the activity is a bit much, escape to the master bedroom with its spa-like en-suite bath and well-organized walk-in closet. A 2003 expansion added a game/exercise room. Ping-pong anyone? Life here is further enhanced by the pool and tennis community of the Pleasantview Recreation Area with summer swimming, tennis and social events. Trader Joe's, Danbury Fair Mall and I-84 are within minutes. Upgrades and improvements in the past 10+ years include windows, baths, hardwood flooring, family room built-ins, generator transfer switch and exterior paint. Tech systems include CATV 5 wiring throughout the upstairs, surround sound in the family room, programmable thermostats and a driveway beeper to let you know when visitors arrive.