Welcome home to this beautiful, lovingly maintained 2-story, slab on grade home in desirable Upper North Mankato! Just steps inside the front door you are greeted by a spacious entry with stylish, angled staircase to the upper level, convenient coat closet, and half bathroom. The main floor living room features a grand, two-story living room with floor to ceiling windows. The living room also offers a dramatic balcony from the upper level Master Suite! Adjacent to the living room is the formal dining room before heading to the open concept kitchen and family rooms. The modern, eat-in kitchen boasts ample maple cabinetry with crown molding, sleek appliances, center island with breakfast bar seating, granite countertops, stone tile backsplash, undercabinet lighting, and window bench seating. The family room is perfectly cozy with a gas fireplace, large windows to the backyard, and access to the backyard too - perfect for entertaining! There is also a main floor laundry room with utility sink just off of the garage. Upstairs you will find a large Master Suite with private full bathroom, and French doors to the balcony overlooking the living room. Two more bedrooms and a full bathroom round out this upper level. Outside you will find an amazing, fully landscaped backyard with vinyl privacy fence, newly expanded stamped concrete patio, water feature, and mature plantings. Special bonus, just beyond the fence is Benson Park with walking trails and playground equipment! Take special note of the fenced in, extra concrete pad to the right of the oversized, heated two stall attached garage - great for additional secured storage, boat, or camper. Additional features: in-floor heat throughout main level, 6-panel doors throughout, Andersen windows, hand-scraped maple flooring on main floor, maintenance free vinyl siding, security system with outdoor cameras, and room to add a 3rd stall to the garage! Don't miss out on this wonderful home!