One of my favorite features are the skylights in the living room. Natural light floods in, creating a bright, inviting ambiance as soon as you enter. One even opens up to allow heat to escape on those extra hot days!
This comfortable room is the heart of the home and centers around the gas-assisted fireplace with a warm, wooden mantle and a large, tiled, bench hearth.
That’s another thing you’ll come to appreciate throughout the house – features like handmade tiles and Saltillo pavers (extra help keeping the house cool in the Summer).
The connected spaces of the living room, kitchen, and den easily accommodate a wide arrangement of guests… and that’s before we even take into account the beautiful backyard – but more on that later.
Your kitchen breakfast bar is perfect for peaceful mornings. It seats 3 with a wonderful view of the flowering plum and mulberry trees out front. Those counters are polished porcelain which adds a bit of order in what is usually a well-used room.
The den is a perfect area for the overflow of gatherings or to just sit and read a book with a view of the backyard through the second pair of sliding doors (the first are in the main living room). This room also comes with a fireplace set in a stone wall, adjacent to a long, functional desk – perfect for writing that novel you’ve been thinking about starting…
Off of the den, you’ll find a smaller room that has become the owner’s workshop/craft room. A large closet holds all your materials, and a third set of sliding doors provides extra light plus a nice view of/access to the backyard.
From here you can find your way into the owner’s suite, also accessible from the hallway the stretches down from the front door. The ensuite is unique with a large shower/tub that has lovely yellow, handmade tile, and a glass brick partition. Start your mornings off right in this cheery space!
Two extra bedrooms provide extra room for guests, crafts or storage (although the large garage has plenty of space for that as well.)
As usual, I’ve saved the best for last. From the secluded spa to the shaded seating area, you’ll never want to leave this backyard. A comfortable covered patio has skylights of its own to keep things light and overlooks a sparkling pool.
Two large ficuses umbrella over the yard to provide a wonderful amount of shade. However, the pool stays pretty sunny throughout the day so you don’t have to worry about losing your tan.
It’s easy to imagine sitting out here on a warm evening, maybe reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine with friends… Whatever else is going on in the world, living here means that you can always find peace of mind at home.