The home is subtly beautiful from the street. Its muted colors allow the varied textures to stand out. From the granite lined foundation and accent walls, cement-board siding, copper gutters and standing seam metal roof details, it quietly impresses.
Guests are welcomed up the front paver walkway from Aurora Ave. The lovely covered front porch stands ready to greet them with crafted columns, mahogany wood floors, ceilings and coordinating solid double doors.
Friends and family are welcomed up the side paver walkway from Jenna Jo adjacent to the paved driveway. This wrap-around porch is built with the same materials, but has a relaxed vibe with its hanging ferns, pendant lanterns, and vast sitting space. It s an additional living area with ample seating facing both directions to catch up or wind down. The screen door leads directly to the kitchen.
Foyer: Inside the front doors greet your guests in this well-defined space with a coat closet. From here they'll begin to take in the accents: Natural Ash hardwood flooring spreading in all directions, seeded glass transom windows above each interior door, custom trim work with stepped crown molding, classic Windsor casing around the wood windows finished with plantation shutters throughout.
Office or Formal Dining Room: To your right, a glass door opens to a flexible space currently used as a spacious home office. A window seat offers storage and style along the front windows. Another glass door opens to the kitchen, maintaining the flow of the layout, and creating the perfect alternate use as a formal dining room or formal living room.
Kitchen: Always the hub of the home, every kitchen should excel in design and function as this one does with its multiple workstations, walk-in pantry, upscale appliances, decorative details and craftsmanship.
Bertch cream-colored, traditional custom cabinetry lines three walls with a contrasting island. The first wall alongside the walk-in pantry offers a baking station with raised upper cabinet height for prepping on the granite counter, space for a stand mixer, canisters, and access to the wall oven on the right with storage for baking pans and accessories. The opposite wall frames the full size side-by-side refrigerator and freezer, and features more counter space for prep work, a TV you can see from the island seating, and up top beautifully displays your everyday or occasional dishes with a plate rack, glass cabinetry and open shelf. Below is the dishwasher and additional storage. Nestled in the corner and surrounded by windows, is your deep basin undermount sink looking out onto the porch and neighborhood.
To the right, is a 36 cooktop with counter space on both sides, and a stainless chimney range hood above trimmed with the crown molding. From each wall there s easy access to the generous center eight-foot island which adds additional storage, workspace, and a casual dining option with three stools.
Brown Antique granite tops all the counters and a travertine tile backsplash with black glass accents lines the walls with under cabinet task and ambient lighting.
Breakfast Nook: On trend again, this home features a large open dining area right in the kitchen. This spot is perfect for daily meals (homework, and projects!) and holds a table for eight or more. Owners extend it to host Thanksgiving easily seating additional guests. Note: Should you find a traditional formal dining room to be a necessity, the home office is easily used as such.
Family Room: Centrally located in the home is the family room set just off the eat-in kitchen area and open from the foyer. The focal point is the gas fireplace with custom-crafted built-in cabinetry for your games, books, and mementos and shelving for your photos and decorative accents, with seeded glass upper cabinets. The space is just right for a sectional sofa or sofa/loveseat combo with the HDMI built into the wall above the mantle.
Sunroom: A new addition to the home just a year ago, the vaulted sunroom is warm and sun-filled in all seasons overlooking the pool area. With a Pella door to the patio, ample windows lighting the space, and a white-washed pine tongue-and-groove ceiling, it s light and bright: A favorite sitting area for houseplants and residents alike.
Mudroom: A generously sized mudroom connects the attached 2-car garage (3rd car garage is a standalone) with tile flooring, large built-in cubbies, shoe storage, a full closet, and a designated laundry area with cabinetry, counter folding space, and a sink. Even the messiest pets, children, or guests can be wrangled here.
Master Suite: Down the hallway and again topped with a glass transom window, is the entrance to the private master suite. The hardwood floors continue and so does the style. A transom window sits above the king-sized bed with windows on the opposing wall overlooking the pool and yard with a ceiling fan overhead. The ensuite bathroom features a tile shower with frameless glass enclosure revamped just 3 years ago, a generous eight-foot Merillat Masterpiece vanity with great storage, double sinks, granite counter, and a linen closet. Off the bathroom is a spacious walk-in closet with white California Closet system and hardwood floors.
Upstairs: A switchback staircase off the family room with open rails, hardwood treads with carpet runner, leads upstairs and down to the fully finished basement.
At the top of the stairs you ll find a well-thought out and visually appealing second-floor layout with hardwood floors throughout the three comparably sized bedrooms, open sitting area, and spacious bonus room with storage, and linen closet in the hall.
The first bedroom is uniquely shaped with a generous California Closet and it s own private vanity connecting to the shared tub/shower and water closet. On the opposite side another private vanity connects to the hallway adjacent to the second bedroom. This bedroom features multi-dimensional light and another good-sized closet.
Down the hall is an open area perfect for a reading nook, home office, or study area. Across, you ll see the third bedroom with a walk-in closet, and private ensuite looking out onto the pool and yard.
Bonus Room: At the end of the hall is the spacious bonus room large enough to hold a guest bedroom area AND a second family room with a walk-in storage closet. This versatile room can also be a fifth bedroom, office, or studio space.
Finished Basement: Four years ago the basement was finished for additional space. It s 9 ceiling height, steel carrier beam, and radiant heat made for an easy task of creating wide open areas for the theatre, granite bar with built-in cooler, and billiard area. Another full bathroom adds convenience, a gym is tucked in one corner, a playroom w/ rock-climbing wall makes good use of under-the-stairs space typically wasted, and there are closets and terrific storage areas at each end of the basement. Mechanicals are housed here too with a forced-air gas furnace, new Navien combination on-demand boiler/water heater, 200 amp electric panel plus a sub-panel.
Pool/Patio: The outdoor living space promises long hours of relaxation and recreation for all. A newly added spacious paver patio off the sunroom s composite stairs holds a brand new 8-person hot tub, a custom built brick outdoor kitchen with built-in gas grill and Chicago Brick Oven for pizzas with wood-burning fireplace below. Nearby, the open fireplace with seating looks over the pool for fires and s mores on a cool night.
A few steps down sits the saltwater freeform heated in-ground pool with natural stone diving rocks, surrounded by a large patio for lounging, outdoor dining, and fun! Just five-years young this Concord pool was a wonderful addition to the home.
Garages: The two-car attached, side-load garage is tall enough to accommodate a lift, and features Mahogany overhead doors. The standalone accessory garage was built three years ago and sits perpendicular to the other. It s perfect to house the fun car, or your non-motorized toys.
The Area: Oak Ridge is a highly-regarded and picturesque community of distinctive homes with sidewalks and street lamps located in the City of Saratoga Springs, just east of exit 14 of the Northway I-87 and only 3 miles from the historic Saratoga Race Track and 5 miles from downtown Saratoga Springs. It lies within the Saratoga School District. Learn more at: www.TheOakRidge.org