Fresh functionality is a highlight at Granite Bay home

Fresh functionality is a highlight at Granite Bay home
Date Published: April 27, 2015
By Eileen Wilson
Courtesy photos. This Granite Bay home boasts a chic look from the driveway.
Beauty and design combine throughout the rooms in this Shelborne Drive buy in Granite Bay.
A sleek kitchen design is one added bonus to this property on Shelborne Drive.

Where: 7710 Shelborne Drive, Granite Bay
Size: 4-5 bedroom, 6 (4,2) bath; 4,884 square feet, .80 acres
Price: $1,450,000
Contact: Kendra Bishop, Keller Williams Realty (916) 458-5488

Bright white and brilliantly re-designed, this stunning Shelborne Estates home has wow factor that is impossible to ignore. Just listed, the intake of break was audible as house hunters browsed myriad rooms, each more beautiful and functional than the last, at a recent open house.
“The homeowners moved staircases and really re-did everything,” said Kendra Bishop of Keller Williams Realty.
The kitchen is a study in function and beauty, seemingly envisioned by taking the best materials and ideas from interior design magazines. The room is outfitted in
bright whites with Silestone counters and two islands, one a farm-like table that offers seating for the whole family and more. The sinks are farm style with beveled apron, and many of the cabinets sport antiqued glass, as well. The room also has an in-island farm-style sink, and the appliances are all new stainless wonders. A Viking Professional cook top with six burners and griddle, as well as a large Viking oven. Other chef’s appliances include a built-in stainless Viking refrigerator and freezer, as well as additional double Viking ovens and built-in microwave. The room also has a dishwasher, wine refrigerator and a pantry that you won’t believe. The pantry is outfitted in custom cabinetry that’s reminiscent of an old apothecary or general store, with rustic woods and cutting board counters paired with bright white.
Ceilings in the home are custom, featuring boxed beams, crown molding and more, while much of the home is outfitted in rich, dark-wood flooring.
This may sound silly, but a favorite room in the home is the laundry room. The large, bright space includes extensive counter space, all in white and light gray marble stone, and a large center island that offers raised seating and craft area. The room includes space for two sets of high-efficiency washers and dryers. A chalkboard area in the anteroom of the laundry acts as a control center for the whole family.
The formal living room and dining offer unique custom ceilings, large windows, and book shelving throughout, making the giant room seem as though it could double as your personal, brightly-lit library. A formal office in the front of the home has rich wood walls in walnut, and a walnut boxed ceiling.
Another favorite feature in the home is the custom lighting, which takes traditional wainscoting and crown molding to a transitional space with modern fixtures. Nearly every room has a spectacular light fixture from elegant chandeliers in the dining and bedrooms, to spectacular pendants in the kitchen, to ‘wow’ in the entry.
“The homeowners spared no expense,” Bishop said.
The money was well spent. The home has two staircases, one of which leads to a private retreat with en-suite bath, and temperature controlled, lightened and finished attic space that acts as a massive closet.
The other staircase leads to the private master suite, complete with antechamber in one direction, guest bedrooms with Jack-and-Jill baths in the other.
The master is large with floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive seating area. The master bath has dual sinks and rubbed bronze fixtures, atop a large expanse of tumbled travertine counters that match the flooring. A large, sunken and jetted tub sports rubbed bronze fixtures, and the room has a separate shower.
The backyard in this home comes with removable pool fencing, a backyard barbeque grill and kitchen area, and full privacy from neighboring homes.
Unique touches like wallpapered ceilings, a half bath with industrial-sleek sink and fixtures, and stacked tile backsplashes make this home a true showstopper, and the place that everyone will want to be this summer.