Sunny and updated Cape in Reading near elementary school is Home of the Week

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The large mahogany deck in the rear of the house overlooks the large backyard. A big portion of the yard has been fenced, allowing children and pets the chance to roam and play safely.
A Cape-style home in Reading that sits on a half acre is the Home of the Week. The proprety has a large backyard that is partially fenced to protect children and pets. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

Resting deep on a half-acre lot across from an elementary school, this three-bedroom Cape is sun-splashed and updated. A mudroom leads to the galley-style kitchen with stainless steel appliances, white cabinets, granite counters and a two-person breakfast area. A bank of windows above the sink look out into backyard. A full bathroom is between the kitchen and first floor bedroom.

The formal dining room has textured ceiling, crown molding and a chandelier. The living room is large and features a working wood fireplace. Off that room is an office, created out of an expansion, with brick flooring and multiple windows overlooking the backyard. Except in the office flooring is oak stained a light blonde.

The two bedrooms on the second floor each have a skylight with built-in shade, the master has an additional walk-in closet. There is a full bath, accessed from each bedroom. The unfinished basement has a workshop area and a door to the backyard. There is a one-car garage accessed by the mudroom, which also leads to the large mahogany deck overlooking the flat lot, a large portion of which has been fenced in to accommodate pets and children.

Listing broker is Terrence Tully of Classified Realty Group in North Reading.