Every once in a great while you walk into a house that feels, well, quite perfect. You could move in without changing nary a thing. Even the wallpaper is charming, delightful, completely unexpected. That's 148 Santiago Drive, in Valencia at Abacoa.
It sits unobtrusively on a very quiet street. The playground and community pool are near by ... but you'd never know it. On paper this home appears quite mundane... one story, 2900+ square feet, 3 bedrooms with an office/den, and three full baths. But, surprise! You leave ordinary at the door.
Inside the foyer is a formal living room to the left, with plenty of room for a baby grand. To the right, a spacious office and a full guest bath complete with a huge shower, of all things.
Pad quietly down the hall a bit and you come to a formal dining room with a double tray ceiling with subtly painted clouds and a trompe-l'œil window scene on the wall.
Go a few feet further and find yourself in a vast open country kitchen with a family room that looks out on a brick lanai with a perfectly private lap pool and Jacuzzi waterfall.
Just beyond are very ample Jack and Jill bedrooms separated by a large double bath. And then there's the magnificent master suite with two large walk-in closets and a double bath complete with a steam/shower.
And everywhere, every detail is tastefully, artfully attended to by a decorator who clearly knew her stuff. So much so that the overarching feeling is quiet sophistication, and serenity...now. Seinfeld aside, that's no joke! Not at $699,000 in a neighborhood surrounded by $2million dollar homes.