Real Estate Property Description
Private country manor house on a 5.25 ac parcel of fenced pastures in the heart of Southwest Suburban with views of the Sierras through mature landscaping. This custom-built, custom-detailed frame-and-brick home of 5436 sq.ft. has 2 stories 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, library, sun room, exercise room, grill room, Colonial brick hearth, and wine cellar with a 2-car attached garage; a detached garage is for 3 more cars, large workshop, and room for a large exercise, hobby, storage and play area upstairs. Listing Agent: Diane Macdonald Email Address: email@example.com Broker: Dickson Realty - Caughlin This estate home is set behind a western pasture, 300 yards from the street on its own paved driveway, ensuring security and privacy. A large driveway ensures access to 5 garage bays, lots of surface or RV parking, and drive access to the back yard for entertaining. The brick front walkway leads to a covered porch sheltering the front door, which itself opens into a reception vestibule enveloped in a trompe l’oeil mural of a southern European villa and countryside. This accents the custom oak staircase and hand railings, the solid oak floors and entry casings. The eye is drawn up to the “sky” to the chandelier and the double French oak doors concealing the library. At the entryway, a formal living room has floor-to-ceiling windows bracketing the masonry brick fireplace, revealing the western Sierras outside between the hornbeam trees. The formal dining room shares this view and of the outside covered deck with porch swing. A wet bar, the passageway to the kitchen, serves as a butler’s pantry. The large kitchen has exposed beam ceilings, warm solid oak cabinets and floors, a large center island with a ventilated glass cooking range, and an oak and brass pot rack; the Sub-Zero fridge flanks the walk-in pantry and the breakfast bar, which leads to the gabled family dining alcove. The gabled windows here permit wrap-around views of the brick patio, the lawns, the mature landscaping, and the mountains to the south, west, and east. The family room here faces a brick wall housing a 5-foot tall masonry fireplace with iron pot hook and pot, and a TV niche hidden by a tambour door. Around the corner of the brick wall is the separate indoor grill room which can be isolated outside as well if the weather fits. Nearby, a full bath with steam sauna serves the garage, a workroom and studio, and a concealed, climatized wine cellar. Up the rear staircase is the large TV/rec room and study niche, with the vaulted ceiling done in knotty pine. The wide gallery hallway leads to 2 full baths and 3 bedrooms, the vaulted ceilings having storage soffits for display. The oak library doors open to reveal full height shelving and cabinets, and across to glass French doors to a solarium/reading room. The master bedroom has high arched ceilings, security controls, en-suite access to the closet and bathroom, with windows to the north, west, and south. The bathroom has a heated travertine floor leading to dual sinks on a granite countertop, a matching granite counter on the couple’s jetted tub overlooking Mt. Rose, and a large tiled couple’s shower stall. There are ceiling mounted stereo speakers throughout the main house. The detached garage has keyless access to 3 car bays, storage, and a large workshop area on the lower level, while upstairs is a large, open room being used as an exercise area, rec room, art studio, and clean dry storage, with views of the east pasture, to the west and south.