Looking for the perfect new home can be a little like internet dating; you’ve seen pictures, you’ve read about it, and you think there may even be the possibility for a long-term relationship … but you don’t want to get your hopes up too much. Until you meet in person, you really don’t know what to think.
The minute you see this three-bedroom, plus study, three-and-a-half bath home on La Cumbre Drive, your heart starts to beat a little faster, and you might even start believing in love at first sight!
With its arched, Mediterranean design, Spanish tiled roof and lush landscaping, it has great curb appeal. The entryway is dramatic with its curved iron front door and Cantera stone columns inside and out! Once inside, it is immediately apparent that this house has the quality workmanship and design we all seek.
Richly textured dark wood floors, cabinets, and built-in shelving are the perfect contrast to the light, airy radiance provided by the floor-to-ceiling windows in the main area of the house. So much natural lighting! Every detail is covered, and convenience is the focus. Flip a switch and the gas logs in the great room fireplace ignite. Flip another switch and the inside screens on the oversized windows go up and down to soften the sunlight and add privacy. Turn a knob and the music is piped inside or out from the digital audio/video control center in the media room.
Did you say media room? With its backlit art niches, this media room is the perfect place to watch the 73-inch HD TV in true style. All of the media room equipment stays with the house, as well as several other built-in TV’s. The flat screen in the kitchen above the double ovens and in the exercise room and master bath are definite favorites. And, speaking of kitchens, this one is a chef’s dream! The kitchen offers richly marbled granite countertops, large bar, a dual-controlled wine refrigerator in the island, electrical outlets inside the cabinets (so the toaster can stay plugged in and used without ever taking it off the pull out shelving), and so much more. The best part is the natural lighting that comes in through the windows in the 35+ foot turret in the center of the kitchen!
There is a similar turret outside on the back patio. In the daytime, the views are spectacular from the inside, but when you step outside, you are overwhelmed by the huge (720+ sq ft) tiled veranda that frames the back of the house. The built-in outdoor kitchen is a focal point, but this loggia is large enough to accommodate a living room vignette, large dining table and offers plenty of room for entertaining.
The house is situated directly behind the green of one of the most picturesque par-five holes on the Hills course at Comanche Trace. There is a tremendous amount of privacy in this open backyard oasis. The views to the left include a pond and a lovely, hill country open ranch. To the right is the rich green fairway with wide open spaces, hills, a creek and wildlife. At various times of the year, you will see deer and black buck antelope frolicking and enjoying life.
If you really want over-the-top, just step into the oversized 3-car garage. It has a permanent stairwell going up to two floored storage areas. The insulation in the house and garage is so efficient that room temperatures aren’t severely affected by climate changes (translation: lower utility bills!). The garage floor has a faux-aggregate epoxy coating, lots of rich, wood cabinet storage, decorative windows and crown molding!
Last, but definitely not least, to truly appreciate all this house has to offer, it must be viewed after sunset. The lighting in the house, inside and out, is extraordinary. The subtle illumination coming from the many vaulted ceilings is breathtaking. The radiance of the turrets in the evening, the luminosity of the curved arches on the veranda, and the warm glow of the landscape lights combine for a serene ambiance that must be experienced firsthand. This home shines inside and out.
The casual elegance of this home will seduce you. So forget about the internet and meet your dream house in person!