Keystone Alley is the site of a commanding Victorian style home, with a cheery apricot color that is eye-catching and welcoming. The home is owned by Anne and Sarkis Kel-Artinian. Although the style is Victorian, it was built recently in 2003 by local builder Ray Brusatori. Now step inside the two-story, four bedrooms, three-bath home:
The entrance takes you through a white picket fence and arbor, to a wraparound porch and front door. Admire the view of the Imperial Hotel and nearby sights of Amador City before entering the living room. The room has red fir flooring and crown molding on the ceiling. There is a beautiful antique fireplace with gleaming hardwood mantel and oval mirror. The mantel is from 1902, extends from floor to ceiling, and is surrounded by built-in bookcases. Stunning Turkish and Pakistani rugs adorn the floors.
In the formal dining room, a 1950s mesquite wood table from Mexico graces the room. The blue tableware is hand-painted from Copenhagen. A nearby glass cabinet contains the owners’ bird collection. Beautiful white wainscoting extends high on the walls and two large windows allow light and views.
The adjacent kitchen has warm wood custom cabinets with granite countertops, marble backsplash, and farmhouse sink. Through the windows, is a glimpse of an impressive rock wall built by Roberto Pimentel of Sutter Creek
There are four bedrooms on the second floor. The first is Grandfather’s Room, named in honor of the owners’ grandfather, who worked to help women in white slavery. The master bedroom is painted a sunny yellow. Ceilings are high with crown molding, window coverings are kept simple. The third bedroom is named the Orchard Room for the orchard paintings hanging on the walls. Twin wrought iron beds are in keeping with the Victorian-style home. The last bedroom is the Sea Shore Room, and the decor carries out that theme, starting with the ocean blue walls. Altogether, this home conveys the spirit of its Amador City setting, with a mix of the Victorian and eclectic to create a family friendly lifestyle.