Before I tell you about my new Elk Grove short sale, let me say a word about baths. I was reading Inman News this morning, a piece about standardizing how we count baths. You know, in Minneapolis, for example, a bath with a shower and no tub is called a three-quarter bath.
No such animal in Sacramento. In Sacramento, we'd call such a bath a full bath. And we wouldn't call it a bathroom. It's a bath. The word bathroom carries a connotation that we'd rather not think about much less discuss. Bath is more like spa. Relaxing, soothing, a place of serenity.
I've struggled with how to describe other components in the bath as well. But that discussion is for another day. Today I'd like to present a Lakeside home in Elk Grove that is filled with light, even though many of the windows are on the north side. It's incredible light. For those of you looking for an east-facing home, here you go.
The single-story home built in 1999 has almost 1,600 square feet, but with its vaulted ceilings, it seems much larger. There are also a lot of cut-outs and varying heights of the walls that make it appear more spacious than it is. Of course, the floor plan is open. There is no wall between the kitchen, dining and family room, the latter with gas-piped fireplace.
It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The master suite has a remote area that is presently being used as an office, but a new owner could very well build a wall and put in a door to make that space an extra bedroom, if a person wanted.
The home is immaculate. Berber carpet and tile, mostly. Separate laundry room. A sink in the garage -- I wish I had a utility sink in my home. And the two-car garage is attached.
Access to the beautifully landscaped back yard is from the master suite and the family room. In the spring, the trees planted along the back bud and leaf out, obscuring the homes behind the fence. Those trees-- redwood, red maple and birch -- turn the yard into a private paradise. Plus, you've got a covered patio for entertaining.
3229 Turnbuckle Circle, Elk Grove, CA 95758, is exclusively offered by Lyon Real Estate as a short sale at $205,000. Call your Sacramento short sale agent, Elizabeth Weintraub, at 916 233 6759 for more information.
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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