A brick path leads through an arched wooden gate under a trellis to an inner courtyard of this artfully upgraded one-story, 3-bedroom, 2-bath Soquel home. A modern slate fountain frames the front door. Inside, an entryway opens to a dramatic living room with high angled ceilings, inlaid wood floors, recessed lights, and French doors to an elegant flagstone side patio with a stone fountain visible throughout the living room. A cast stone hearth, energy efficient gas fireplace, includes a formal mantel, which provides a cozy and classic anchor to the contemporary room.
The living room opens to a formal dining room with the same gleaming wood floors, recessed lights, and its own French doors to the backyard and uninterrupted, private views of the greenbelt beyond. A chef-grade kitchen offers the same light-filled views and features ample maple cabinets, a Subzero refrigerator with doors matching the custom cabinetry, granite counters, a Viking gas range with a retracting vent, double stainless steel sinks overlooking the yard (plus an extra prep sink on the opposite side of the kitchen), double Miele ovens and ultra-quiet Miele dishwasher.
The luxurious, carpeted master suite has spacious closets with mirrored doors that reflect the patio and trees outside the French doors. Recessed lights, pendant reading lights, and an angled skylight (with its own retractable shade) offer a mix of natural and warm inside light. The master bath has custom Vetrazzo counters, maple cabinetry, tile mosaic backsplash, double sinks, porcelain tiled floors with radiant heat, a glassed-in shower, and a stunning soaking tub with air jets.
A second carpeted bedroom has French doors to the back patio and another spectacular bathroom with dual pedestal sinks, custom cherry cabinetry, radiant heated tiled floors, and inlays on the walls, and a spacious tiled walk-in shower. An office opens to the patio and features multiple shades of wood — oak on the floor and cherry for the custom cabinets and desktop.
The upgrades continue outdoors, where a graveled path through a low-maintenance, landscaped yard leads to a fountain and a flagstone patio area, with custom steel arches & includes a built-in outdoor kitchen with a gas grill, flagstone counters, and plenty of room for entertaining. A spacious two-car garage is at the front of the house, and an interior stacked washer/dryer unit is off the bedroom hallway.
In addition to the artistic upgrades, the home has prepaid solar panels that make it energy efficient and built for the future. The HOA provides RV parking. The mix of high-quality materials — wood floors and custom cabinetry, tile floors, stone countertops — and architectural touches throughout give this home an elegant feel, combining the best of modern upgrades with traditional craftsmanship.