Garage: 2 Car
Home Size: 1,316 sqft
Style: Townhome / Rowhome / Villa
Subdivision: Heritage Oak Park
This two-bedroom, two-bath villa home is nestled on a quiet inroad of a cul-de-sac. The tranquil park-like setting has a sense of calming beauty. Turn in at the stone entry to the community and follow the lane toward the guardhouse that is framed by a canopy of mature oaks. The developers exhibited a true respect for nature and took special care to preserve as much of the original landscape as possible. The paths of the roads often curve to wrap around beautiful clusters of mighty oaks. Once at the villa you will recognize tasteful upgrades from the moment you step into the screened entry porch. The tile floor of the portico shows off with a custom designed mosaic tile medallion at the center. Vinyl dust guards have been installed around the lower portion of the screen walls. Once through the front door the open floor plan reveals more tasteful touches. Double doors swing wide open on the left to reveal a large den just off the great room. Your den is well lit with two windows that welcome the morning sunshine. Each room in the home has the benefit of ceiling fans. The over-sized ceiling fan in the great room makes a strong tropical statement with wide palm fan blades. A set of triple glass sliding doors and another large window bring in cheery light. Hence, another of the terrific, tasteful upgrades shows off with beauty and function. Levelor light filtering blinds add a privacy feature without looking heavy and dark. Above the blinds is one of the greatest and most unique treasures of the home. The boxed valances are finished with decorative molding with a creamy crackle finish. The faces of the valances have been hand painted by a local artist to depict a running story of a people on a journey across the Serengeti Plain.
The subtle colors of the valance mural draw you in for further inspection. They coordinate expertly with the carpeting and tile in the home. A long breakfast bar gives you plenty of room for guests to sit and chat while you prepare dinner in the open kitchen. The alcove breakfast nook features a swaged chandelier and more of the valance murals above long windows facing a lightly wooded area. The easy kitchen design features a double basin porcelain sink and upgraded GE appliances including a smooth-top range, dishwasher, microwave and side-by side fridge with water and ice in the door. The adjoining hall plays host to a laundry closet with washer and dryer and a special shallow shelf pantry where everything is in easy sight and reach. A few steps beyond is the two-and-a-half car garage with sliding white screened doors that allow the garage to double as an extended living space. The master bedroom also has the benefit of ceiling fan, Levolor blinds, and his and her walk-in closets. In the master bath a linen closet, large step-in shower, double vanity with high cabinetry and dual medicine chests keeps everyone happy with their own space. Speaking of happy space, stroll out onto the lanai, flip on the ceiling fan and look down at the border rug pattern that was created and inlaid into the tile floor. It is a relaxing place to start the morn and unwind each eve. Want a change of scenery? Head for the community lodge or to the little outlying lodges for crafts, or friendly card game and sociable drink at the bar. Snag a friend for a set of doubles tennis, bocce ball, shuffleboard, a lap or two in the pool and then a long nap in the sun. Keep fit in the exercise lodge or by taking a stroll through the winding oak lined lanes. This A unit will not last!
Richard George Trust
Loretta George Trust