Looking for a home that does more than put on a good facade from the curb?
Is your emphasis on entertaining and lifestyle more than having a house floor plan that creates mini-garage spaces in secondary bedrooms?
Are you looking for a semi-custom home that makes a statement?
Is a secure neighborhood important?
And do you want it in 2,500 square feet with an easy to maintain yard for under $400,000?
Then a former model home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms at 3651 Rapallo Way in the Oakwood Shores gated community might be a perfect fit.
Realtor Brandon Joaquin of Re/Max Executive is showcasing the one-owner home built in 2006 on Saturday (Nov. 15) from noon to 2 p.m. during an open house.
The appeal starts the second you turn off Woodward Avenue and head toward the community gates. On the left as you enter you will see the community clubhouse complete with dock for use of Oakwood Shores residents.
The semi-custom look starts when you pull in front of the home. Instead of stucco the exterior employs plaster with a liberal use of stones with Spanish-style roof tile accented with earth tones to give create a Mediterranean feel.
You step through a wrought iron gate into a courtyard leading to the front door.
Once you step over the threshold you are struck by imposing 8-foot high doorways, dramatic 10-foot ceilings, and rooms accented with 6-inch baseboard, bull-nose corners, walls face with stone and flooring that includes a striking combination of upgraded hardwood, stone, and carpet.
The den has wooden ceiling cross beams that add warmth to the room. A custom-built window seat surrounded with shelves that graces the wall facing the street creates a rich and warm feel.
The formal dining/living room is easily twice the size you’ll find in most homes that are 1,000 square feet larger.
Beyond the dining/living room is the great room. It repeats the ceiling beam design of the den and has a stone fireplace plumbed with natural gas. There is a custom entertainment center with ample shelves and cabinets.
The kitchen island as well as other counters feature granite tops. The kitchen also has stainless steel appliances.
You step out of the great room onto the patio that features a large lattice cover and a built in BBQ. The backyard also has a stone fire pit plumbed with natural gas along with a low stone wall that encircles the fire pit and is suitable for sitting on.
The backyard comes up against lots that are on a cul-de-sac. That puts nearby homes far back from the property line and provides a high degree of backyard privacy.
The master bedroom suite also opens to the backyard. It features a double sink vanity and separate bath tub and shower. The shower features glass blocks plus a glass door.
There is a large walk-in closet complete with built-in storage and shelves.
There is a laundry room with lots of cupboards that leads to the three-car garage. There is also a linen closet in the hallway.
The home has built-in Surround Sound as well as recessed lighting.
Oakwood Shores is about 1.5 miles from freeway access as well as shopping at stores such as Kohl’s and Costco.
Students attend Sierra High.
For more information on the home call Joaquin at 209.608.7480.