Homes Features Exceptional Workmanship

  • By Leah Craig For the Enterprise
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2008 11:30am

Visit a John F. Buchan home and you’ll notice distinct differences between it and others you’ve toured. For example, walk into the home at 14601 3rd Ave. SE, in River Crossing North, and you’ll immediately distinguish the exceptional workmanship and level of luxury that set these homes apart.

Windows are custom built to maximize light and balance each room. Bathroom mirrors are surrounded by formal millwork with dentil trim and crown molding. Antique mahogany floors cover the foyer, hall, dining room and kitchen, and the butlers pantry has a polished granite counter and cabinets that mirror the rich color of the floor.

The extra-large kitchen is extraordinary with its polished slab-granite countertops, full-height backsplash and large custom eating island. Thermador appliances include a six-burner gas cooktop with an overhead hood, a double wall oven and a microwave.

The view adds to the beauty of this home and the community. North Creek, which flows behind the home, has been designated a salmon-bearing stream, so spacious protected easements are required. The thick forest provides homeowners with the calming sounds of birds and smells of natural undergrowth.

A few steps from the kitchen is a family room that features a corner gas fireplace with a raised hearth and a spectacular surround made of cultured stone that matches the exterior stonework.

Upstairs are a master suite, a guest bedroom with a private bath, two additional bedrooms, a media room, a full bathroom and a laundry room with a utility sink, counter space and cabinets.

The master suite, which is accessed through a French door, has a cove ceiling with crown molding, large windows that overlook the natural area and an opulent bathroom. Open the double pocket doors and you’ll find a raised soaking tub, a private lavatory with a window, a massive step-in shower with two shower heads, and two separate vanity stations. There’s even a heated towel rack. The builder adds thoughtful features that add up to the feeling of luxurious living throughout the home.

This 3,495-square-foot home also has a finished three-car tandem garage with a special floor covering that’s easily cleaned. The garage design provides adequate parking while minimizing the size of the garage door.

River Crossing North is an elegant community that has pristine lawns, traffic circles filled with flowers, beautiful landscaping and sidewalks that meander past stylish homes that stand well apart from others you’ve seen.

To tour this home, call Sheila Sandusky at (206) 714-2676.

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