Beautiful Home in Community-Minded Manchester/Kentfield Neighborhood
Amazing 1969 home built strong enough to outlive most any home built to date. Extensively updated and modernized with the most beautiful and quality materials. This 2,625 sq. ft. home has 4 bedrooms, 2 offices, 2½ bathrooms, complete with custom hardwood and slate/tile flooring. Enter from the street via floating, underlit concrete pads into a beautiful, gated slate courtyard, kept cool by the massive mulberry tree. Through the foyer into the vaulted great room with African Cherry flooring and discrete artistic lighting. A 100-bottle wine cooler and copper countertops, gas cooktop with rising/receding exhaust, separate warming oven and custom beech cabinets make for a luxurious and ultra-efficient kitchen. The living area boasts a high efficiency QuadraFire stove insert and huge light shaft with 3 skylights and recessed lighting. The home has a laundry/pantry and a back porch built out with a vaulted ceiling, smoked porcelain tile flooring and ceiling fans for living and dining 9 months of the year. The main office has cork flooring with a massive library and artistic lighting. The 2nd office has a private entryway off the courtyard and has a newer mini split HVAC. 3 of the 4 bedrooms have custom hardwood flooring and one has a Murphy Bed to easily turn it into a workout room or nursery. The master bedroom has a luxurious outdoor shower with remote startup. The 2nd bathroom has been remodeled into a tile masterpiece with a uniquely illuminated 16ft tall light shaft. The 3 massive trees covering the home, along with the whole-house fan, make the (nearly new) HVAC seldom necessary. The backyard has a raised garden with a granite pathway leading to a large storage building designed to match the house. Garden has timed irrigation as does courtyard and front drip system. 220EV (electric vehicle) hookup in driveway. 30 Amp outlet in side area for high power tools/welding. The neighborhood is one of the friendliest in Chico, a tight community that often meets up in the community garden maintained directly across the street from the home. The freeway is 0.4 miles away and within walking distance are an elementary school, a market, a coffee shop, In Motion Fitness and other retail. 10-minute bike ride from Bidwell Park and the Chico Downtown.