Nature beckons buyers to Granite Bay property

Nature beckons buyers to Granite Bay property
Date Published: May 24, 2013
By Eileen Wilson
Photos By Eileen Wilson, Gold Country News Service. 6169 Shadowbrook drive sits on 1.3 acres in the gorgeous Folsom Lake Estates.
Step into your very own resort and enjoy the nature-filled view from the pool.
The Jack-and-Jill bath upstairs features separate shower and water closet areas.
Marbled granite is the finishing touch in the roomy kitchen.

Where: 6169 Shadowbrook Drive, Granite Bay
Size: Five bedroom, four bath, 4,909 square feet, 1.3 acres
Price: $1,087,000
Contact: Kendra Bishop, The Bishop Real Estate Group,
(916) 458-5488

For a beautiful marriage of tradition and today’s technology, try this beautiful Folsom Lake Estates home on for size.
It’s nearly 5,000 square feet of fabulous features, updated amenities and a solar system the homeowner installed recently – a system that is owned, not leased, and designed to save you a ton on energy costs.
This home is a nature-lover’s dream. From a fits-in-with-the-landscape appearance to the dozens of oaks and shade-loving plants dotting the property to the large, resort-like backyard, complete with hot tub, pool, a pond, walking paths, bridges and even swaying palm trees, it’s obvious great care was taken to blend the outdoors and indoors seamlessly.
The home illustrates its harmony with nature in other ways, as well. Floor-to-ceiling windows grace all rooms that face the rear of the property, and the family room bar area is topped with a shark-sized saltwater fish tank designed with relaxation and peaceful meditation in mind.
This home, built in the 1980s, has over sized rooms and has been up-dated with all the best appliances.
The kitchen includes large swaths of stunning, dark and exquisitely marbled granite. The room includes a large garden window, double sinks, in-island veggie sink, appliance caddies, bookshelves, pantry and top-of-the-line appliances like a Dacor five-burner cook top and double-ovens, built-in microwave, dishwasher and a built-in stainless refrigerator.
The home is on elevation, so a full back patio wraps around the home and offers views of miles of trees and neighborhoods, and the resort-like pool area below. The family room includes a stunning floor-to-ceiling 10-foot wide fireplace with stone hearth and has 18-foot cathedral ceilings with exposed beams.
The home’s floors alternate from lush marble to wide, hand-scraped planks, and the cathedral ceiling is carried through the master, giving the room a gloriously open feel. The ground-floor master includes access to the back patio, and the French country-inspired bath includes whitewashed cabinetry, sumptuous granite counters, sunken jetted tub and a large open shower area with mosaic tiles.
Additional rooms include a laundry room larger than most bedrooms outfitted with granite counter tops, desk area and extensive cherry built-ins. The home includes a large office with rows of bookshelves – a library that would make any bibliophile proud. The room includes boxed ceilings and deep window seats, worthy of hours spent reading for both business and pleasure.
One of the most notable things about the home might be the basement-level in-law quarters. The rooms include a large living or game room with separate bedroom, a bath and easy access to the extensive back lawn just a step away. The home includes two large up-stairs bedrooms with Jack-and-Jill bath that offers separate shower and water closet areas.
Another noteworthy aspect of the home is the extensive storage area. The home includes large rooms for storage on all three levels, making it the perfect home for any family.
A quiet cul-de-sac lot, plenty of acreage and surroundings as beautiful as any nature preserve make this Granite Bay home a hot property that won’t be long on the market.