Treat yourself to a ten minute break from the freeway and follow this curving oak-canopied road to a country beauty! A gracious circular paved drive welcomes you with majestic oaks standing guard in the fields. This owner-designed home has all the simple grace and rustic charm of a cozy country cottage. Featuring cathedral open-beam ceilings in a great room overlooking green fields leading to the seasonal creek coursing through the property, you can gaze north from the Great Room and see fields, trees, mountains; gaze south and feel the seductive invitation of the enclosed courtyard, fountain and vines, flowering shrubs, all low maintenance beauty. Lovely Tuscan feel in the home with matching themed fixtures, delightful Master Suite, separate guest quarters with private entry or lavish bathrooms, the multiple set-apart areas for gardening, spa, greenhouse, barn, pets…
Master suite complete with patio and entry to the Courtyard and Spa, while the Guest Quarters with separate entry are above the West Wing with courtyard/spa access. On South Cottonwood Creek,15+ fruit trees, raised garden beds, a barn, greenhouse, professional dog run, completely tiled, (carpet in bedrooms) powered by solar (PGE available). All landscaping is low maintenance/drip lines.
Natural light flooding in from every well-set window and the many French doors accessing the back patio, master suite patio and courtyard from the Great Room, the Formal Dining Room and the East Wing. Throughout the home note the warm gold of Vertical Fir, from the generous entry closet to all the matching doors and casings, and featured in over 40 custom cabinet drawers in the earthen-feel kitchen. Archways bless your passage as you move through the formal dining room to the snug and orderly kitchen secretary beneath a window on the courtyard and facing built-in fir shelves waiting for your cookbooks and special treasures. Walk on past the breakfast nook, where early morning sun shines through the courtyard arbor and outlines the rising curls of steam from your morning cup. Turn to see the walk-in pantry, and the lovely granite-topped dual level island with luncheon bar for four and main sink,(there are two others), and the double Fisher-Paykel dishwasher disguised as yet two more drawers to serve you. Look over the granite counter tops –Caravan from India—and what you wont see are the two refrigerator drawers hidden among the others storage areas, at your fingertips to serve you, and yes—looking like all the other easy-glide, self-closing drawers. The floor plan and ample space allows room to enjoy visitors in your kitchen while you entertain. Note the double Dacor ovens and the walk-through butlers pantry with pull-out hanging rack for tablecloths and runners at your fingertips.
Between the Great Room, heated by the gas fireplace (thermostat controlled) and the Master suite is tucked the Christmas room, with all the shelving and storage you could ever dream of!
French doors from the Master bedroom lead onto the lilac shrouded patio. Included in the suite is a spacious bathroom with rustic earth-toned tiles surrounding a jetted tub and a separate double shower. Golden custom Fir cabinets continue here and in the adjoining laundry, accessed from bathroom or hall. Note the patio area adjoining the master bath, completely enclosed with white garden walls and wire mesh laced with wisteria,for very loved indoor pets.
Exit the Master Suite and to your left—a full office. Natural lighting makes this work place a joy.
Exiting to the courtyard, cross to the entry to the mud room. Turn left and open the door to peek into the workshop with roll-up single car garage door, the perfect place for anyone to tinker to his hearts content! Two more doors lead off the mud room–one to a half bath and one to the finished 3 car garage. Directly inside the Mud Room door are stairs leading to the separate guest quarters, two full bedrooms, spacious full bath with separate tub and shower, and ample closets.
Featured outdoors on the lovely 16 acres are 15 fruit trees, all on drip-lines, multiple flowering trees and shrubs, a lovely greenhouse/garden shed, huge red metal barn, and arbors of wisteria inviting you to the Spa on the raised deck. Mulitiple chain link areas create a vegetable garden (raised beds), barnyard, “secret garden,” tractor yard, well concealed compost yard, and lovely huge kennel. All this beauty is supported by the music of the weeping willows swishing in the breeze and the thundering hummingbird throngs who have obviously spread the word regarding this humming haven!
Three A/C heat units (Lennox) support the home which is powered by leased solar panels at $290 a month (in place of the PG&E, a substantial savings) and protected by alarm system. Shelves in the barn stay as do the heavy, large planted pots in the courtyard and surrounding areas.Wonderful well water from the 185 well capable of producing 185 GPM per seller (pump capacity 20 GPM) which has double sides, one for irrigation, one for house and garden area use.