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Serrano home in search of family

By: Eric Laughlin, Gold Country News Service
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If you’re in the market for a stunning family home in the rolling hills of Serrano, look no further than 4328 Lafayette Drive in El Dorado Hills. This impressive 2,340-square-foot, single-story house offers endless amenities and a backyard perfect for relaxing and entertaining. The home lists for $449,900. Take a step inside and you’ll notice the home’s cozy family room with plantation shutters leading into a recently remodeled granite and stainless steel-themed gourmet kitchen. Custom maple cabinets, a wine fridge and a walk-in pantry are just a few of the highlights. There is also a roomy dining room nearby. The backyard is truly awe-inspiring and perfect for relaxing in the sun or soaking in the built -in spa on a cold winter afternoon. The quarter-acre lot is abnormally large for the neighborhood. “It’s because of the way the street curves that this lot ended up larger than most,” said listing agent Cheri Elliott. “The yard really is amazing. They didn’t spare any expenses, that’s for sure.” Not only is the black bottom pool hooked up for solar heating, but there is a large stone accent spa nearby. There is also a fire pit for socializing with family and friends, as well as a built-in barbecue and audio speakers. The home’s master bedroom almost seems like a residence of its own, with private access to the backyard. Over-sized tumble stone tile highlights the recently remodeled bathroom, which also has a large oval tub and upgraded fixtures. The home’s three other bedrooms are generously sized and bordered by two additional bathrooms. The garage is also massive, with enough space for three vehicles. But perhaps the biggest draw for a family is the quiet and secure gated neighborhood, which is well within walking distance from schools, parks and the new library. “It really is about as family-friendly as they come,” Elliott said. “Families seek this neighborhood out as a matter of fact.” Elliott said 4328 Lafayette was built in 1997 but went through a complete remodel in 2007. “If anyone wants bells and whistles, this house has got them,” she added. If you’re interested in scheduling a tour of 4328 Lafayette Drive in El Dorado Hills, call Elliott at 939-7762, or check out her website at cherielliott.com.