It’s a picturesque scene straight out of a painting that awaits you as you approach 1151 Park Lake Ct. Tall reeds line parts of the pond and you will be greeted by Salt, Flour, and Cinnamon the 3 resident ducks that share the scene with red-winged blackbirds and turtles. If you look closely you’ll see bass swimming below the clear spring-fed water.
Up on the hillside, a bright red barn stands resolute in the sunset, bursting with color against the green landscape.
The sellers thoughtfully moved boulders down from the top of the hill to add texture and functionality to the landscape. They even named them! Frog Rock is my favorite.
On your way back to the front door, the cascading waterfall is as soothing as it is beautiful and the seller’s green thumb is evident.
The main house, once a barn itself, is filled with comfort and convenience. A huge wrap-around covered “Trex” porch provides extra living space. Watch the sunrise from the front door, enjoy an outdoor lunch, or relax with a glass of wine while you take in the last rays of sun dancing over the hillside by the outdoor gas fireplace.
The sellers installed large windows and sliding doors to make sure the same sweeping views were available indoors as well. A spacious great room comes with a cathedral ceiling and a hand-stacked stone fireplace. Have you ever seen a fireplace with 2 mantels? Me either, I love it!
The more time I spend in this kitchen, the more I want to start baking and cooking! From the appliance garage to the butler’s pantry and everything in between – this kitchen is fully loaded and beautiful to boot! A gorgeous backsplash wraps around the kitchen while white cabinets and apron-front sink add a crisp, clean ambiance.
A favorite feature of mine is the pot-filler – the sellers had it installed to the left of the 5-burner range instead of directly over it (for safety and convenience)) and also made sure it has hot water.
I could honestly live in this butler’s pantry! There is a second sink, second dishwasher, second fridge, plus an AMAZING wall of shelves for storage, including a tilted shelf just for cans! Factor in the extra cabinet storage and coffee bar and you have everything you need.
Enter the master suite through charming, custom wooden doors that are straight out of a Tolkien novel. A gas fireplace keeps you cozy on chilly nights and French doors open to your own patio with a view of the pond.
The master bath comes complete with a large soaking tub, roomy stone and tile shower, dual sinks and lots of storage, plus a spacious walk-in closet. A secret drawer opens to reveal a hamper that goes directly from the closet into the laundry room on the other side. BRILLIANT!
The ground floor also has a full guest bath with extra closet storage and a 3rd bedroom that can easily be used as an office. Follow the stairs up to a large bedroom and know that your family or guests will be quite comfortable here.
You do have another option, the 480 sq. ft guest house that the sellers affectionately refer to as the “hayloft.” That beautiful barn I mentioned earlier has an entire living “studio” upstairs. The large room consists of a kitchenette with a dining area, living room, and space for a queen-sized bed.
A gorgeous blend of barn wood and corrugated metal brings a healthy dose of country charisma to the space. The bathroom is straight out of the wild west, right down to the clawfoot tub and pull-chain toilet. The charm is practically exploding out of here!
Below the hayloft is a two-car garage, a dry-walled and insulated workshop, and/or 3rd garage bay, plus a storage room that could easily be converted into two horse stalls.
If you ever want to sneak a peek of heaven just come walk this property under the full moon. It’s magical and so much more than a home on 7+ acres. It is a dream realized. What memories will you make here?