Granite Bay townhouse has open air appeal

Granite Bay townhouse has open air appeal
Date Published: March 23, 2015
By Eileen Wilson
Photos by Eileen Wilson. Ample storage area is a plus to the kitchen in this Granite Bay townhouse.
The upstairs area of this home on Villa Granito Lane offers views down into a wide living area.

Size: 2 (3) bedroom, 3 (2,1) bath, 1,922 square feet
Price: $379,000
Where: 9920 Villa Granito Lane, Granite Bay
Contact: Cera Hinkey, Haney Garcia Realty Group (916) 849-2372

There’s no shortage of million-dollar-plus mansions in Granite Bay. But it’s a rare occurrence to find a townhouse in Granite Bay, and this one is located just down the street from Granite Bay High School not to mention less than a mile from the Granite Bay Golf Club.
This is no mega complex. It’s an intimate neighborhood that’s gated and offers a private clubhouse and swimming pool. And the units here are a far cry from the bland, sterile environment that you might expect to find in a neighborhood of townhomes. These units have garden-like walking paths in front and lush, covered patios with grassy areas and plenty of foliage in back.
And inside, there are soaring ceilings and interesting architectural elements that are unexpected and add to the upscale feel.
The kitchen in this home has everything that you will need, including ample storage and a large breakfast area with four-sided windows.
The room includes dual sinks with a bay window as well as a four-burner cook top, oven, dishwasher and built-in microwave.
This is a two-story property that includes a large downstairs master with private bath and his-and-hers closets. In addition, the master bath area has its own linen closet. The master’s flooring has been removed, so the buyers can create their own magical space using a $2,000 seller credit for new floors. Remaining downstairs flooring is comprised of twelve-inch tile in creamy neutrals.
Head upstairs and you will fall in love with an oversized bonus area that includes extensive built-ins; the perfect home office. The home also has a large and open game room that can be converted to a bedroom as needed, and has light colored laminate wood style flooring. The upstairs has ample storage and closet areas, as well, and the game room and bedroom have a Jack-and-Jill bath with a separate water closet and shower.
The view from the upstairs loft includes vaulted ceilings, architectural details like large ceiling beams, and a view to the marble fronted fireplace that is the downstairs’ focal point.
Back downstairs you will find an indoor laundry room with storage, as well as a large garage that has dual entry points, and extensive built-ins and storage.
The home includes ceiling fans and wood blinds throughout, and one of the best things about the neighborhood is the homeowners’ association pays for roof and exterior maintenance as well as front-yard landscaping services.
The HOA rules allow for a very limited number of rentals, so most of the units are owner occupied, creating a real sense of community in this neighborhood that’s filled with parks and walking paths.
This is a gated neighborhood, and individual units have individual gated entries, as well. This townhome is your perfect opportunity to either downsize, or to buy in a safe neighborhood that is walking distance to great parks and the highest scoring elementary schools in the region.