Idyllic private entertainer's retreat
This sprawling updated one-story ranch home overlooking serene North Ranch will literally take your breath away with its unobstructed views of rolling hillsides and expansive skies from nearly every room of the home. This estate has all you could ask for with added decorator flourishes, upscale materials and appliances, high-tech living spaces, and a fabulous entertainer's backyard. Other desirable amenities include the new gourmet kitchen, gorgeous lagoon pool and spa, and private location near the golf course.
Bright and elegant foyer
Pebble-covered streetside flower beds consisting of drought tolerant areas with cacti and olive trees are continued on past the wrought iron gate in the long textured driveway. The driveway leads to the private entrance hidden from the main street. The outside entrance area is refined elegance with two columns on each side of the arch of the covered porch holding a pendant lantern. Flagstone surrounds the walls of the paneled double door entry flanked by leaded glass sidelights and transom window. Filtered light streams through the leaded glass skylight in the elevated ceiling in the center of the grand foyer. The entry also features limestone floors and arches with stately columns framing the entrances to the rooms beyond.
Family gathering places with views
Beautiful walnut wood flooring flows throughout the living spaces. The family room is one of the most impressive rooms of this house, with its expansive high open beam wood ceiling giving it a warm ambiance. A full-size bar with new tile backsplash, wine fridge, and vanity with granite counters is one focal point, while the cozy yet elegant glass fireplace and walnut wood mantel is the other. The high-tech media center on one wall holds space for three connected flat screen TVs and sound system. The living room adjacent to the dining room features a carved wood fireplace and rich wood built-in display shelving.
New gourmet chef's kitchen
The new gourmet kitchen features a Calcutta white marble island with a five-burner stove and high-end appliances, including warming drawer and double oven. The island with three modern pendant lights has counter space for two seats and has a pullout storage. Enjoy unparalleled views from the garden window over the kitchen sink or the breakfast nook with bay windows. The light-colored modern flat paneled wood cabinetry is topped by grey quartzite counters. A unique feature is the library ladder for easy access to the upper cabinets. Views are breathtaking from the many windows topped by half moon windows of the formal dining room. A modern pendant light is suspended from the tray ceiling. The powder room emits a warm glow with its neutral tones, rich wood furniture-style vanity, and wall sconces.
His and Hers master suite
The double doors to the spacious master bedroom reveal several features: shuttered windows all around topped by half moon windows, two sets of French doors open to the backyard, modern tray/coffered ceiling with recessed lights, and a carved wood fireplace with granite hearth. A sitting area with built-in display shelves and storage is in an adjacent alcove. The updated bathroom features his and hers vanity sink areas with marble counters, flat paneled white wood cabinetry, chrome fixtures and marble flooring, in addition to his and hers walk-in closets. A beautiful capiz shell chandelier in a tray ceiling is suspended over the deep soaking tub in an alcove, while the nearby walk-in shower features a built-in bench, frameless doors, and floor-to-ceiling tile and stone.
Flexible bedroom options
All bedrooms feature carpeting and light neutral tones. One bedroom with an ensuite bath separate from the main house, just off the three-car garage, would be perfect as a maid, nanny, or guest quarters. Another bedroom with an ensuite bath features a seating area with vanity. A third bedroom is currently set up as an office and features a built-in desk and storage plus a cozy window seat. The fourth bedroom features mirrored closet doors and a built-in desk and shelving in an alcove. The third and fourth bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom in greys and whites with dual undermount sinks in Caesarstone counters, chrome fixtures, and paneled cabinetry over large grey tile flooring.
Private entertainer's backyard
This private backyard backs up to open space commanding breathtaking views of the rolling hills surrounding the property and the faraway hillsides. The elevated spa features a short waterfall surrounded by boulders cascading into a lagoon-shaped Pebble Tec swimming pool. A spacious park-like grassy area to one side of the yard is surrounded by flagstone and pebble pathways among drought-tolerant flower beds and patio areas. A three-tiered fountain is an elegant touch to this polished backyard. The hexagonal patio encircled by Greek columns just off the family room is ideal for entertaining poolside with the outdoor sound system and built-in barbeque with bar seating.