Tropical oasis in Ben Johnson Fairway
Live in prestigious North Ranch, with the feel of a private home, but without the upkeep of a large property. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, Mediterranean-inspired abode in the Ben Johnson Fairway Townhomes has a welcoming open floor plan, lap pool, ample natural light, numerous French doors and attention to detail through use of rich colors and materials throughout the home.
Exterior Front and Entry
Lush eye-level palms and a beautiful scrolled wrought iron gate provide a stylish entrance. Once inside the gate, choose to either walk through the double front doors or along the flagstone stepping-stones around the side of the home, leading to the back yard. Once you pass through the main entrance of the home, a large tiled foyer provides routes for three destinations: kitchen, living room or powder room and back yard access. The finished two-car garage features a window, which allows natural light inside.
Living and Dining Rooms
The brightly illuminated living room is ready for lively gatherings, as the room is equipped with a BOSE surround sound system. An elegant stone fireplace and hearth rests at one end of the room. Slip out the French doors onto the patio, or make your way to the bar between the living and dining rooms. The full bar is complete with sink, chilled wine cabinet, and seating area. New light colored French Oak wood floors add to the airiness of the rooms, while in contrast, a deep cherry wood and wrought iron bannister leads to the second story.
Kitchen and Nook/Office
Entertaining and meal time is a breeze in this open layout with kitchen adjacent to the dining area, along with a large pass through which opens the two spaces up even more, yet retains a subtle separation between the two rooms. Beautiful white molding sets off the bluish grey walls, creating an understated elegance, while the French Oak flooring adds continuity throughout. The kitchen has striking green and black marble countertops, a double oven, stainless sink, and a 5-burner stove set on a peninsula. A cozy kitchen nook can become an eat-in area or office space.
Master Bedroom and Bath
A bank of dark wood cabinets provides ample storage in the hallway. Before entering the spacious master suite, bathe in the natural light streaming in through skylights. The bedroom's entry features paneled wood French doors with an elegant leaded transom glass window. The wood beamed ceiling, along with a fireplace surrounded by shelves, provides a cozy lounging spot evoking a chalet atmosphere. Just adjacent, French doors exit to a sunny balcony. The spacious master bath features a long list of desirable amenities, including jet tub, separate shower, double vanity, skylight, dressing/makeup counter with seating area, and walk in closet with built ins.
Secondary bedrooms and bathrooms
Handsome wood beam sloped ceilings are present in both secondary bedrooms, which also share a remodeled spa-like bathroom with skylight, generous walk-in shower with seat as well as a separate far infrared sauna. The dark wood vanity with double sinks, the dark granite counter top, and the charcoal grey tile floors all have a decidedly masculine feel. The downstairs powder room located off the entry has a copper sink set in an intricately carved gothic style dark wood vanity. This bathroom is the perfect access to and from the lap pool steps away through French doors.
Backyard and Patio
The home is surrounded by lush, mature landscaping and a mosaic of large light-colored flagstones. Stepping-stones along the side yard lead to multiple patio spaces for lounging, dining or even a spa. Sunlight streaming through the wooden cover over one of the patio areas makes the perfect spot for outdoor family meals. On the east side of the property an ionized lap pool surrounded by a wall of greenery including peach, dwarf Meyer lemon and tangerine trees, is ideal for a morning workout or to cool off in the afternoon. As an added convenience, there is quick and convenient access from the pool area to the downstairs powder room through the French doors.