On a blanket in the backyard, there’s a mother and son patiently waiting for a star to blaze across the hole in the sky above them. It’s like this on the darkest of nights, the comfort of grass beneath, silhouettes of pine and aspen bookending the heavens above, and an occasional “whoa!” indicating a precious moment of fascination. Fifty feet away is a fire pit with two mugs of not-so-hot cocoa and further on is the lure of pillow and down and a 3,250-square-foot Martis Camp home that fascinates as much as the universe itself. First steps into this home reveal a great room with tall accordion doors leading to the greenbelt and the 1,400-sqare-foot patio that wraps around to the primary suite in one direction and – to the other side – the outdoor dining area just beyond the kitchen whose island counter is ideal for everything from morning coffee to nightly board games. Adjacent to the kitchen is the main dining room, while the great room – with big tv, bigger views, and a bold fireplace – invites a collective sense of relaxation. Left of the entry is the master suite with fireplace, deep brass tub on marble floors, and access to the patio, firepit and grassy greenbelt beyond. Stage right of the front door is a staircase that leads to 3 bedrooms, and a landing area perched above the downstairs living scene.
Details of this 4-bedroom, 3 full plus 2 half-bath home are impressive as well. Doors, trim and paneling are alder while ceilings and beams are pine. Floors are stone and hardwood indoor with granite and quartzite on the terrace. Appliances include Viking and Sub-Zero, counters are leather Italianate granite, and windows are Sierra Pacific bronze. A short walk leads to the Family Barn, Concert Lake, 18 hole Putting Park and sports fields, while shorter yet is that stretch of lawn ideal for picnics, croquet, and nights spent counting stars.