In 1976, Norman Maclean wrote the novel, “A River Runs Through It.” Forty years later, this Martis Camp home could be aptly described as “A creek runs through it” given the water feature that intersects the home to provide a soothing ambiance that makes its presence known at all points of this 4,957-square-foot home. The creek is the first thing you encounter as you arrive, winding past the front deck with Northstar California views, tumbling past bedrooms that capture the sound of falling water, flowing beneath the bridgeway to the Master Suite before gracefully flowing into the grassy backyard in full view of the terrace that runs the length of this 5-bed, 5.5 bath home. Surrounding this calming source is a home whose flow is equally impressive. Beyond the great room is a Farmhouse style kitchen framed by two stone pillars, wood beam ceilings, hand-finished leather granite countertops and an intimate breakfast nook, combining for a destination with its own sense of place. Nearby is a cozy media room with its own deck, forest views and expansive TV. At the top of the stairs is a bedroom with its own deck and two bedrooms with Martis Valley and Northstar views, united by a Jack & Jill bathroom. The other wing of this home includes an office, a private creekside patio and a master bedroom with fireplace, private deck and access to a large Jacuzzi. There is also access to the home’s gravitational point – a large outdoor patio that features mature gardens, covered/heated dining, a barbecue cove, fireplace, fire pit, reflecting pool, large lawn and panoramic views.
Stout, reclaimed oak floors run the length of this home, as does integrated media, climate control and Lutron power shades. Bathroom counters are reclaimed barn wood and travertine, cabinets are crafted from alder and white oak, and doors, trim and ceilings are made of fumed white oak. Kitchen appliances include Viking, Sub-Zero, KitchenAid, Whirlpool and Bosch and there’s an under counter wine fridge that holds 48 bottles at the bar.