Bedroom window overlooks living room in Reading town home with modern kitchen

A broad porch is an open invitation to chat with neighbors on this street, which is named after a flower that means anything from fascination to distinction to love, depending on the hue.

To the left of the aforementioned entrance to this town home is the living room, which is straight-up pretty — with a look a Shakepeare fan might appreciate. Sunlight pours in from large windows in this room, which has a cathedral ceiling. The working fireplace is framed by granite tile, and the firebox is enclosed with glass. The nod to the “Bard” comes from the full-size window up above (in a bedroom) that overlooks the activity below, much like Juliet on her balcony.


Separated from the living room by a staircase is the kitchen, which has three pendant lights — flat-glass spheres with frosted edges and fancy bulbs — over the kitchen island, which has a sink and a stainless-steel dishwasher. The cabinets in the island are maple, while the others are white. The base cabinets lining the kitchen are drawers. The under-the-cabinet lighting highlights the tile backsplash. The kitchen’s other appliances are stainless-steel as well and include two convention ovens, a refrigerator, and a beverage refrigerator (located under a coffee station). Nearby is a half bath with a pedestal sink and, hidden behind pocket doors, a walk-in pantry.

The kitchen flows into the dining room, which features a long set of narrow windows and connects to the living room as part of the home’s open floor plan. The flooring in most of the home is Brazilian koa in 5-inch-wide planks.

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The second floor has two bedrooms and a full bath. The guest room features the window overlooking the living room. The master bedroom offers a cathedral ceiling and a loft that’s used as a closet. The owners converted the walk-in closet into a laundry room. The bedrooms share a full bath with a double vanity and shower/bath combination with glass doors and tile walls.

The lower level is used as a family room, but it could easily become a bedroom suite. The windows are well aboveground, and there’s a full bath. This level, which offers an additional 221 square feet of living space, has laminate flooring that looks like wood and recessed lighting.

The home, one of 90 units in the development, offers a two-car attached garage underneath, pet doors, and a screened-in porch with views of the conservation land that rings this development, Greenhouse Acres.


Pat Black of Premier Realty Group in Reading is the listing agent. As of presstime, this property was under agreement. The agent’s website is

18 Carnation Circle, Unit D, Reading


Style: Town home

Year built: 1995

Square feet: 1,767

Bedrooms: 3

Baths: 2 full, 1 half

Sewer/water: Public

Taxes: $6,597 (2017)

Fee: $303 per month

Follow John R. Ellement on Twitter @JREbosglobe. Send listings to Please note: We do not feature unfurnished homes and will not respond to submissions we won’t pursue.
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