South Davis Splendor
4211 Boxelder Place
Tucked away off of Mace Boulevard in South Davis is a magnificent home with thoughtful design, beautiful features and architectural salvage pieces that provide a noteworthy sense of character to each room of the home. While the design is sophisticated, there is an undeniable warmth to the space that creates a comfortable and relaxed feel. Immediately upon walking into this five bedroom, three bath Craftsman-inspired house, you feel at home.
The 3,438-square-foot home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac with a gracious front walkway. Terraced landscaping leads to a front-yard patio. The patio provides a view of the street and the neighboring houses, and is an idyllic spot to sit and watch the activity in the cul-de-sac or a spot to host impromptu get-togethers to visit with neighbors. Greenbelt access sits at the end of the quiet cul-de-sac, making it convenient to hop on for evening jogs and bike errands. The property is close to several parks and the Putah Creek Nature Reserve, making it easy to feel miles away from everything without the inconvenience.
Stepping into the home, one of the first things you notice is the light. There are windows everywhere, many of them antique leaded and reinforced with dual-pane glass, adding a focus to the light. The dual-plane glass adds energy efficiency to the beautiful effect. The large windows brighten the home with lots of natural light, as well as many well-chosen and well-designed light fixtures, that help keep things bright while adding a sense of warmth.
The home whisks you into the slate-floor foyer with a staircase off to the right and a living room to the left. The staircase features an antique banister that adds character to the home. A small storage cabinet makes use of the space under the stairs, and the landing has one of many leaded windows.
The living room is dominated by a beautiful fireplace and built-in bookcase that is actually the cornerstone of the design. The previous owners found the bookcase and designed the room around it, building the fireplace with bricks chosen for their cohesiveness with the antique shelves. A Brazilian cherry hardwood floor reflects the light, adding to the warmth of the space. Leaded windows peek out above the shelves, and a generous mantle provides a great place to showcase photographs or design pieces.
A home office sits through a glass door. It’s furnished with numerous built-ins and lots of counter and computer space. The glass door keeps the sound from the living room out of the office, allowing for concentration but not enforcing strict isolation. This space also exhibits huge windows with a street view, providing fodder for daydreams when needed.
Past the living room and through a distinction-creating archway lies the dining room. The dining room is dominated by a beautiful antique China hutch, which has glass doors that reflect the warm light from the distinctive chandelier. The walls are a warm red color cut with wainscoting, which creates an inviting atmosphere. A set of French doors leads to the backyard, where a stone spa tub bubbles invitingly.
Through a set of pocket doors lies the amazing kitchen. The kitchen is spacious, dominated by a large island in the center. The cabinets are an appealing mix of glass and wood, adding variety and elegance. An extra-large refrigerator and freezer and a walk-in pantry provide lots of space for food storage. A kitchen island features pull-out drawers for small appliances, keeping the counters clear for staging and creating a clean, uncluttered look. Beyond the island, a beautiful wooden booth provides a great place to sit and eat. Above the booth is a classic wrought-iron chandelier, giving the feel of an old-world pub. The kitchen area also has enough space for a more traditional table, and a door that leads to the back patio is perfect for al-fresco dining or grilling. A double oven and a gas cook top with a spigot for pasta water make even the most ambitious meals possible, and whether you are making a midnight snack for one, or a five-course meal for 10, this kitchen has what it takes to get the job done.
Along with providing an atmospheric spot for meals, the wooden booth serves as a dividing line between the kitchen and the family room without completely divorcing the two. A fireplace with a unique mantle dominates the room, and numerous cupboards are available to tuck things away, making clean-up easy should guests unexpectedly arrive. A pier mirror hangs on the wall, another piece of décor that will start a conversation. The family room and kitchen are truly the heart of this home, both exuding a warmth and having the tools to serve as the home base for a busy family.
Tucked away behind the kitchen is a full bath and a bedroom, ideal for offering to guests as it provides some privacy, or good for someone who has problems with stairs. Also tucked into this area is a downstairs laundry room, one of two in the home. A mud room with a built-in organizer and drawers helps catch clutter before it can permeate into the rest of the home, helping to cut down on time spent searching for errant shoes and scarves.
Four additional bedrooms can be found upstairs, including the master suite and another full bathroom. The bedrooms all feature closets with built-ins to help keep clothing organized, and the bedrooms all have ceiling fans to keep the air moving during the warm months. On a design level, the bedrooms all have ledges that line the walls, an ideal spot for displaying trophies or photographs, making it easy to personalize the rooms. A full bath with dual sinks and numerous towel racks rounds out this wing of the home.
Centrally located on the second floor sits a built-in desk and workspace, the perfect spot for a computer and homework station. An additional laundry room sits on the second floor, eliminating trips up and down the stairs with heavy laundry baskets.
The master bedroom has many of the same features – wainscoting that reaches halfway up the wall and a ledge that circles the room, as well as a ceiling fan and big windows that offer a great view of the backyard. The master bath is an oasis of relaxation, with a tub and an extra-large shower, dual sinks, and half-wall bead board that creates a crisp, clean feeling. A lighting fixture hangs just above the bathtub, making reading in the bath easy on the eyes. Again, numerous towel racks ensure a towel is always within reach, and a large storage closet in the bathroom keeps supplies on hand.
The house sits on a 0.20-acre lot, with a pool and a spa in the backyard. Both the pool and the spa are elegantly designed with waterfalls and lots of greenery tucked around them. The spa sits raised above the pool, with decorative stone encasing the rolling water. A large patio is a great place to grill and eat outside, and a solid fence and tall trees keep the space quiet and private.
Students at this address in the Davis Joint Unified School District, according to the district’s website, would attend Pioneer Elementary School, Harper Junior High School and Davis High School. These school assignments are subject to change according to the needs of the district and are for planning purposes only.
This is a property that needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Currently priced at $999,000, please contact Kim Griffiths with Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate at 530-902-3632 or via email at KimEGriffiths@gmail.com for a viewing or to learn more.