Truly One of a Kind

1217 Monroe is more than a home, it’s a story. In the McDonald Historic District – a neighborhood characterized by holiday cookie exchanges and 4th of July block parties – is where you will find this 4 bed, 3 bath Tudor Craftsman beauty. This one of a kind home was re-built with heart and craftsmanship from the foundation up in 2008. The final product is a home that every buyer will appreciate… a rare combination of charm that only comes with an “older” home and the comfort and peace of mind that comes with purchasing a home of newer construction.

This storybook home takes curb appeal to another level with distinctive yet complementary styles of an English Country Cottage melded with accents of an English Half-Timber Tudor Craftsman. From the charming wooden fence up the brick walkway, past the redwood trees and the flagstone patio to the front porch… this home greets you with style and grace.

Upon entering, you will notice the builders’ artful attention to detail on display throughout the home. Re-purposed redwood trim details, custom leaded windows, custom tile inlay, crown molding, antique bathroom vanities and beautiful wood floors are just a few of the awe-inspiring features of this home. The living room features a cozy gas electronically controlled fireplace and classic craftsman trimmings and built-ins. The elegant yet comfortable kitchen offers a spacious dining area in addition to a large island complete with bar seating and wine storage. The granite counter tops, tiled backsplash, custom cabinetry and pendant lighting complete the stylish backdrop for entertaining family and friends. The front and rear yards are beautifully landscaped with flagstone pathways, flower beds, Japanese maples, and other mature trees and shrubs.

Rest assured, this home isn’t all looks… starting with the foundation, this home was rebuilt to satisfy the latest engineering standards of 2008, including modern “tech” features such as zone heating and air, Cat5 wiring, attic fans, earthquake latches on kitchen cabinets, instant hot water systems, reverse osmosis water filtration systems, a bolted in safe, emergency back-up generator, and smart remote electronic lighting system.

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