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one small place of enchantment to turn to.”

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Rawlings, the author of the classic novel, “The Yearling,” expressed perfectly how important it is for everyone to find that one spot, that beautiful escape, which will provide deep pleasure in our lives.  In the North Ranch Country Club Estates, there is a spot offering that one small place of enchantment: 531 Country Valley.

Here, the enchantment is all about space, over 7,000 square feet of sun-drenched beauty.  With 20’ ceilings, skylights, and living areas that flow seamlessly together, the home, though spacious, has a warm intimacy about it.  Why?  Because of the inviting seating/dining areas strategically placed throughout the first floor.  Meticulous upgrades add to the beauty, beginning with the country kitchen: granite countertops and island, apron sink, Wolf range and double ovens, lattice-tile back splash.  The adjoining breakfast area overlooks a gorgeous family room, with  generous windows facing the hills.  Just beyond is the living room, again with soaring ceilings, and handsome fireplace.  The informal dining/sitting room, with recessed lighting, has a fireplace of marble, as does the “gathering room,” which is near the foyer.  A guest room/maid’s quarters, with full bath, is on this end of the ranch-style home, as well as a spacious laundry room.

All of the bedrooms are on the first level, with four of them at the end of a wide hallway.  One guest room has an en suite bath, and a door leading to a private patio.  Two other large guest rooms, both with a wall of windows, share an especially exquisite bathroom, with ridged, aqua tiling.  The upgrades are particularly evident in the bathrooms, especially the master bath, with ledge-stone walls, an over-sized shower with multiple showerheads, and spa tub.  The custom closet is divided into two parts, with two dozen built-in drawers, enough room for any shoe collection!  Storage is plentiful throughout the home.

This is a single-story, but the 800 square-foot loft is a sight to behold: a combination game room, media room – you name it – there’s room for it!  A full bathroom, two recessed nooks with a built-in desk, and two large closets complete this gem of a hideaway, which could also be ideal for a second master suite.

Outside is a pool and spa, spectacular rose garden in full bloom, and hedges, with wrought iron fencing behind them.  The property backs into open space, has solar power, and is on a cul de sac, with a half dozen sycamore trees encompassing this grand estate.  Residents may also be tempted to join the 27-hole champion golf course.  Prepare to be completely enchanted!         

Additional Details

  • MLS#: 218006672
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5/1
  • Lot Size: 1.68
  • Year Built: 1990
  • Style: Ranch