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Upgrades, desirable neighborhood
Jim Muthart of Maxin Real Estate shows off his listing at 920 Valasis Lane in Mantecas Villa Ticino neighborhood thats listed for $399,000. It includes an upgraded kitchen, mature landscaping on a corner lot, and a family room complete with fireplace and touches such as custom painting and upgraded wooden floors.

One owner homes often have tender loving care making them in some cases either on par or better than a new home.

Such is the case with Jim Muthart of Maxin Real Estate’s listing at 920 Valais Lane in Manteca’s Villa Ticino neighborhood.

The two-story, 2,780-square-foot home on a 7,004-square-foot corner lot was built in 2002.

The assessor lists it as a five bedroom home with three bathrooms but that is not the case. It’s because the owners had it customized when it was built by collapsing one bedroom into the master suite and combined two bedrooms together to make an oversized secondary bedroom with the third bedroom left intact. The result is a unique floor plan that provides ample room and gives a feel to the home that it is bigger than it really is. Part of that has to do with the original floor plan that minimizes space in hallways and creates more of an opening feel. It starts with the turret-style front entry that is two-stories high that you enter after stepping through a gate into a walled off courtyard that leads to the front door.

There is a formal dining room, family room complete with a fireplace, and an upgraded kitchen with both an island and a breakfast counter.

The appeal actually starts from the street. Unlike many corner homes, there are extensive architectural touches on both sides that face the street. The mature landscaping helps create privacy in both the back yard as well as the front courtyard.

The garage is also set back from the street creating sightlines that accentuate the home and not the driveway.

The layout of the neighborhood successfully minimizes traffic. It is also just over a block walking distance to Stella Brockman School.

The Manteca Golf Course and tennis center is about a half mile away.

For information on the home contact Muthart at 211 E. Center St., Suite 5, email or call 209.602.8593 or 209.644.5740