A Spacious Home with all the Amenities
Article by Jane Claspy Nesmith
Photography by OnSite Commercial Photographers
Set on a spacious wooded lot in the quiet Usher’s Ridge neighborhood, the home at 5806 River Parkway NE brings the beauty of nature indoors. Its open, inviting design created by Sunderman Custom Homes will make it a favorite of visitors to the Spring Parade of Homes during the first weekend in May.
Natural beauty is played up in this home’s exterior, which features low-maintenance siding along with natural stone. From the welcoming front porch, visitors can catch a glimpse of the Cedar Valley off in the distance. The front door, surrounded by etched glass windows, opens into an entryway with a soaring two-story vaulted ceiling.
Along the back of the home’s spacious great room a wall of windows lets in lots of natural light. The home overlooks a wooded valley, and the view provides a peaceful backdrop for the great room. In fact, windows throughout the home bring in light and lovely views. Along another wall of the great room is a fireplace flanked with custom built-in cabinets. Warm hardwood floors of red oak and wood trim around the windows adds more natural beauty, bridging outdoors and indoors.
Open to the great room is the home’s gourmet kitchen. It features a gas range and built-in microwave, along with a large corner pantry. The island, with sink and raised granite countertop eating area, allows family and friends to be part of the kitchen fun. Custom cherry cabinets and cherry-stained poplar trim add to the theme of warm woods in this home.
There’s space for a table just beyond the kitchen island, and sliding doors lead out to the home’s deck for dinner al fresco with a great view. A four-seasons room with its own fireplace offers great views and the feeling of being surrounded by nature. For more formal entertaining and dining, a spacious room with French doors and coffered ceilings near the front of the home would make an elegant dining room--it could also be a handsome home office.
Also on this main floor--which has about 2800 square feet--is the master suite. The master bedroom has a great view through sliding doors that lead to the home’s large deck. The master bath features dual vanities, a jetted tub surrounded by glass tiles, and a huge walk-in shower with multiple shower heads and jets. The closet already has built-in shelving and its own window.
An additional bedroom on this floor has a huge walk-in closet and access to a full bathroom right outside its door. A drop zone and laundry room off of the three-car garage makes it easy to keep things tidy.
The lower level of this home offers more space for relaxing and enjoying the wonderful views. Nine-foot ceilings in the lower level help maintain the spacious feeling, and plush carpets add a touch of luxury. A fireplace anchors one end of the lower level, and there’s space for a pool table or game table at the other end. Big windows let in light, and sliding doors to the patio take advantage of the beautiful location. A full bar--complete with sink, fridge, microwave, and dishwasher--offers a place to gather. For a special night with friends or just a quiet evening at home, a theatre room offers surround sound, two-level seating, and a large projection screen.
This level boasts two more bedrooms, each with its own walk-in closet and windows; there’s another full bathroom on this floor, too.
This home, like all Sunderman Custom Homes, has lots of special features that come standard: central vacuum, irrigation system, heated garage, and wiring for a sound system. In fact this home comes with a Sonos sound system that can be run through any iPad. With its zero entry from the three-car garage, first-floor laundry, and self-contained living space on the main floor, this home is ready for aging-in-place, too.
Anyone who visits this home will be able to see how expertise and experience of Sunderman Custom Homes can help anyone transform thoughts and ideas into a quality home of great beauty.
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