The exterior of this brown-shingle home has classic Craftsman details that include wide concrete steps that lead to a sheltered, wide front porch with a swing to sit and enjoy the neighborhood. The home?s low-pitched double roofline has overhanging eaves and rafter tails that are also characteristic of the bungalow style. The stately front door is flanked by wide sidelights with opaque, patterned glass, and the front door also has opaque glass panes for additional natural light in the home. Three Japanese maple and several citrus trees frame the front yard in addition to established, drought-tolerant landscaping that includes a smokebush, lantana, ornamental grasses and purple pixie bushes. A custom crafted modern style horizontal Ipe and steel framed fence/gate divides the driveway from the backyard and offers access to the back and side yard.
Once inside, the living room boasts newly refinished hardwood floors with an inlaid border. A large picture window with wavy glass faces the street, with double-hung windows on either side. The upper panes of the windows featured divided lights, adding to the Craftsman detail. The door casings, wainscoting, and window casements are all made with spectacular blue gumwood, a wood that is native to California and has a beautiful, golden grain. The focal point of the room is a stunning Arts and Crafts fireplace with a brick surround and hearth. The mantel is beautifully crafted gumwood, as are the built-in bookcases on either side of the fireplace and the windows above the mantel.
A wide door casing opens to the formal dining room with hardwood floors and grass wallpaper paper above expansive blue gumwood wainscoting. A line of fixed and casement windows with divided lights offers a view of the side yard and garden. A magnificent blue gumwood built-in sideboard spans an entire wall, with many drawers and cupboards for ample storage. A horizontal, fixed-pane window sits above the sideboard and brings additional light into the room.
The light-filled kitchen has been updated while staying in cohesive design with the home?s heritage. A large skylight floods the room with light, and Heath Ceramic tiles provide a colorful backsplash in contrast to the black granite countertops and freshly painted white cabinets. Premium stainless steel appliances include a Bluestar professional gas range and range hood, a Bosch dishwasher and a Liebherr refrigerator. Custom built open wood shelving and a hanging pot rack both aid in preserving kitchen cupboard space as well as add to the design of the kitchen. A custom steel framed breakfast bar opens up between the kitchen and dining room creating an inviting open floor plan.
A bonus/laundry room is located off of the kitchen and includes a Kenmore Elite stacking washer/dryer next to a custom built-in bamboo utility closet.
The roomy master bedroom has hardwood floors, crown moulding, Elfa closet organizers, and Anderson dual-pane casement windows. A large Andersen sliding glass door opens out to the composite deck and backyard. The home?s second large bedroom features floor to ceiling custom built-in cabinets and drawers that surround the picture window and provide a bench seat below the window as well. The large picture window looks out to a wonderful green screen of foliage from the front yard, which offers privacy but allows sunlight to filter into the room. This room also has crown moulding and Elfa closet organizers. For additional storage needs, a built-in blue gumwood linen closet is situated in the hallway between the bedrooms.
The bathroom has been tastefully remodeled and includes a custom Concreteworks sink that sits on a mahogany shelf, teal-colored Heath subway tiles framed with mahogany, a cast-iron clawfoot bathtub, and a tiled, walk-in shower. A skylight over the clawfoot bathtub fills the bathroom with natural light. The vintage bathroom door has an opaque, patterned glass pane, as does the casement window.
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