Sold for $1,200,000 on Dec 27, 2018
Now is the time to find a home this holiday season! New price improvement and priced attractively to sell. Inspired by Early California architecture w/covered porches &courtyard living, this enchanting Garden Home exhibits the timeless display of form and functionality pleasing to the most discerning of buyers. Tucked away in the idyllic community of Santaluz (Sacred Light),enjoy miles of hiking trails w/vista points and dedicated open spaces. Relax in the park-like backyard w/ your own slice of nature., Located on a peaceful street within the gates of Santaluz, this elegant 5BD/4.5BA 3840 sq. ft. home is a must see! You will be immediately drawn to its distinctive Early California-inspired architecture with both first and second story porches, gorgeous private courtyards, and park-like backyard. The porte cochere meets the desiring need for style and functionality for additional parking. Once inside, you will discover a casual elegance in the home's dramatic scale with two story ceilings and clerestory windows in the entry, large archways, and rich hardwood floors. A formal living room area with lovely fireplace makes for a perfect billiards room across from the sitting room/library area with custom built-in bookshelf. The long hallway is graced with two sets of French doors leading to two different courtyard areas which epitomizes true indoor/outdoor living. A formal dining room allows you to enjoy fine meals & quiet conversations. The spacious gourmet kitchen will make any chef proud & is equipped with built-in refrigerator and appliances, a large center island with breakfast bar, raised-panel cabinets, slab granite counter tops & a pass-through butler's pantry with ample storage. The large family room opens directly from the kitchen & is anchored by an attractive fireplace, custom entertainment niche plus cut-out openings into the morning room for that open concept flow. A guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom completes the downstairs living space. Of course, by now you've noticed an additional set of French doors allowing a seamless integration to the park-like backyard. Wander outside to experience the intimate fireplace area or relax and unwind in your own private jetted spa where you will undoubtedly spend many hours with family & friends. The backyard includes a custom built raised BBQ island, large patio, and a meandering path to private seating areas in the shade to tuck away for catching up on your reading. Not to be missed is the beautiful side courtyard with water fountain. The attached free standing bonus room is accessed from the central courtyard and was originally configured by the builder as a third car garage bay. Continuing upstairs, you will enjoy a luxurious master bedroom suite with a private covered balcony to enjoy the coastal breezes & views of the surrounding hills. The sumptuous master bathroom is bathed in natural light & includes an elegant soaking tub with decorative tile surround, plus separate shower, dual sink vanity with mirrors, & raised-panel cabinets. Don't miss the dual master closets equipped with closet organizers. Three more additional bedrooms, one with private ensuite bathroom and the other two sharing a Jack and Jill bathroom, will accommodate the rest of your family and guests. A spacious loft with tech center completes the upstairs living space. Other features include: 1st floor powder room with pedestal sink; large laundry room with plenty of storage and sink; zoned central heating & A/C; rain gutters; long driveway allowing for additional guest parking & much more! Not to be overlooked is the award-winning 24 hr. guard-gated community of Santaluz that provides a lifestyle like no other! Nestled on ~3,800 acres among the Santaluz hills, its residents enjoy a perfect balance of cool coastal air & clean inland warmth with the subtle fragrance of eucalyptus & chaparral on its breezes. You will quickly fall in love with its 14 miles of hiking/biking trails, 11- acre Village Green, playgrounds, Dog Park, & signature social events. Santaluz Club Memberships are available separately for the pool, tennis, fitness center, gym, restaurant, spa & the 18-hole Reese Jones designed golf course. Don't miss your chance to own your own slice of splendor in this wonderful community.