Where: 1864 Audubon Hill, Lincoln
Size: 3 bedroom, 2 bath 2,372 square feet
Contact: Gail Cirata, Coldwell Banker Sun Ridge Real Estate (916) 206-3503
You know the saying, location, location, location. Well, realtor Gail Cirata has a lock on one of the best locations in Sun City Lincoln Hills, and she’s ready to show you why. It’s all about the views. Walk in to the home and all you see is a take-your-breath-away view that spans hills and valley, with treetops and a golf course below.
And the house isn’t shabby either. In fact, it’s an outstanding floor plan, the San Mateo, and includes extensive up-grades from Dell Webb when these highly desirable properties were being built.
One of the outstanding upgrades in this home would be the cherry cabinetry that is detailed with rope design, and you will find these cabinets in many areas throughout. The hand-scraped cherry plank floors are another upgrade that just wasn’t common when these homes were built, and the floors retain their rich, timeless elegance and hardy resilience.
The home includes chair rails on walls, crown moldings on ceilings, and large baseboards — all for an upscale look that you’re going to love. But possibly what you will love the most about this home is the fact that it has a $70,000 solar array that is owned, and comes with the home.
“The average energy bill for this property, according to the family, is around $5.00,” Cirata said.
It’s hard to imagine holiday lights and entertaining throughout December and not seeing a dramatic increase in the month’s energy bill. But that’s just one of the many gifts this home has to offer.
The kitchen is a gift, as well. The room includes two entry points for convenience and all stainless appliances and glass front cabinetry. The kitchen also includes modern, pendant lighting and chandelier and a center island that’s topped in beautiful fall-colored travertine tile. The large kitchen also has a desk area and a pantry.
The family room is open to the kitchen and dinette and the space offers stunning views and a travertine fronted fireplace, as well as built-ins. The home includes a den, a remote bedroom and a hobby room, allowing privacy and plenty of space for all your favorite indoor activities.
Head to the master, and you’ll enjoy the same view from a large bay window, and the room is floored in textured carpet in a soft, sandy hue. The master bath offers dual vanities and a large soaking tub and separate shower. The closet is extra long and includes adjustable-height shelving as well as extensive hanging space, hooks and more.
Of course, the most notable feature of the home is the location and the views that go with it. But this floor plan also includes a front courtyard that is private and plumbed for a fountain, creating a peaceful place. The courtyard is meditative and includes foliage that provides shade and views from the guest wing. But it’s the backyard in which you will want to spend the bulk of your time. The rear of the home is outfitted with numerous covered patios with ceiling fans, and the immediate view is of a large Koi type pool with a flowing creek waterfall. The effect is absolutely stunning, and the property was carefully planted to provide privacy from any neighbors.
Flagstone paths run the perimeter of the property, and the home’s quiet, cul-de-sac location promises relaxation during the busy holidays.