11695 Shadow Mountain Way
Auburn, CA 95602
Built in 2006
This custom home and landscaping will grab your attention as soon as you pull up. The house sits back off the road a little which is perfect for those who want private luxury and breathing room.
If you’re a fan of architecture, you’ll probably recognize the mastermind behind this amazing abode – Michael Kent Murphy. “His structures provide attractive and distinctive environments which retain their value and remain in demand.” An icon of the Sierra Nevada Foothills, and Auburn in particular, he brings to his designs a lifetime appreciation of art and nature.
A home of this caliber has finishes like granite countertops, high-end fixtures, and soaring ceilings, but some more “special features” include the signature curved wall in the Owner’s suite, the luxuriously thick, half-inch glass in the master shower, and the Velux skylight in the kitchen that actually opens with a remote. This is especially nice for when you’re cooking up a storm in there!
When your guests first step through the front doorway and into the foyer, they will pause to admire the impressive view of the high ceilings in the gallery and great room, which is lined with windows that overlook the beautiful backyard, including the full pane glass doors with Phantom screens.
To the immediate right of the foyer is a large space that is currently used as an office, but would also make a great sitting room.
And to the left is the dining room. Large windows provide natural light and great views for your dinner guests. Between this room and the kitchen is a perfectly sized bar that includes a great Sub-Zero wine fridge that holds over 50 bottles! (The large, abundantly useful laundry room is accessible through this pass-through.)
And now, back to that amazing great room… Notice the beautiful wood beams and built-in shelving units on either side of the gas fireplace. The scale is spot on and the finished product helps create a very comfortable feeling in a very large room.
Overlooking the great room is the incredible kitchen. This culinary utopia features high-end Thermador 6-burner gas range with a BIG convection oven, a tumbled stone tile backsplash, and Sub-Zero refrigerator and another wine storage unit. The bar is perfectly positioned so guests can keep the chef company while dinner is being prepared.
Just adjacent to the kitchen is a large mudroom that has direct access to the walk-in pantry and the four-car garage.
On the other side of the home is your captivating Owner’s suite with a lovely view of the backyard and a sliding door to the seating area outside. You’ll find two closets on your way to your master bath with plenty of space to spread out with individual vanities, a large soaking tub beneath a window with a view, and an enormous polished Travertine custom shower with luxuriously thick glass, multiple shower heads and a convenient built-in bench.
The two guest bedrooms are spacious and each has its own full bathroom!
Bring the party outside on the beautiful covered patio, framed with a stunning wood ceiling above and complete with ceiling fans to keep cool on warm nights.
Well placed landscaping surrounds the covered patio, creating a much more private atmosphere than you might have imagined. Follow the path to a nice sitting area, perfect for a fire pit to roast marshmallows!
Beyond the main garden is a dream come true for the green thumbs of the house. Happy sunflowers welcome you with a bow. Oak trees dot the land but are spaced far enough to let plenty of sunlight fall on your sun-loving plants. Tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, fruit trees, flowers and more can thrive here.
And if all the outdoor space has you dreaming of adding a pool, you’ll have more than enough room to do so!
The spacious workshop & garage make the perfect place for tinkering & crafting. Low maintenance yard will allow you to pack up and go on long trips stress free. Not to mention the peace of mind you’ll have with this 16KW generator that can power the whole house, just in case.
Inside and out, this custom home combines luxury living with comfort and ease while allowing your love of nature to blossom.