The term “cottage” understates the grandeur of this three-story home, which sits on 5 acres and has expanded from 3000 sq. ft. to its present 5,000 sq. ft. A modest gravel driveway leads to the home’s entrance. The entry door, featuring beautiful stain glass, was imported from Portugal. The foyer is a cozy greeting area with unique furniture pieces and lovely paintings.
The remodeled kitchen has light stained oak cabinets by local craftsman John LeSage, slate floors and granite counter tops throughout. The nearby dining room is open to the kitchen, living room and covered patio, with natural light streaming in. Step down to the sunken living room and admire the fireplace, surrounded by built-in oak cabinetry by LeSage and complementary oak flooring. Also to be admired is the ironwork throughout the house. Wrought iron handrails and balcony rails are accented with sculptured acorns and oak leaves, the work of Chris Parkey Iron Works in Martell.
This home has a room for everyone’s interest: a wrap-around library that leads to the living room, a quilting room which houses an impressive quilting machine, a “wine cellar” with bottles of wine lining the walls leading to the recreation room, and the “Canyon Oak Tavern”, a quaint and cozy bar that rivals any London pub.
The outdoor entertainment area and landscaping is impressive. The area includes a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, outdoor shower, hot tub and gazebo. The centerpiece is the tranquil swimming pool, with a waterfall that automatically turns on and off twice a day. A hot tub completes the setting for outdoor living. Beautiful oak trees surround a wooden gazebo at the back of the pool area. The spectacular setting will make it difficult for guests to leave this Canyon Oak Cottage.