The Bay Ridge home was designed as a Haven in the Woods for the owners and their children. Sited on 7.5 acres and surrounded by towering evergreens, this home offers privacy and a daily retreat, but is just minutes to the freeway and shopping and is centrally located in the county. The home’s design inspiration came from the location, land and the seasonal creek that laces the eastern boundary line. The desire was for this new custom home to be warm, inviting, with an air of casual yet sophisticated elegance. Material selections throughout ground the home to an era that transcends time fleeting fads. An oversized Sapele Mahogany glass entry door is flanked with glass sidelights and transom, and opens to a tile delta flowing into a pebble river that meanders through the home to the back covered deck. The pebble river created a purpose for the wide-open space between the kitchen and living room and is the perfect dance floor and mingling space when the owners entertain. Reclaimed Douglas-fir floors throughout the first level are finished with an oil penetrating finish. The floors are warm and welcoming and the nicks and scratches add to the natural patina and story of years by gone when they were beams in old barns. Shoes, dogs, children, no problem! The kitchen is a chef’s and coffee connoisseur’s delight, with a built-in barista bar, 6 burner gas stove, an oversized island with prep sink, walk-in pantry and plenty of space between the perimeter cabinets and the island. A custom glu-lam staircase with an owner designed railing leads to the upstairs where wide plank engineered oak flooring is used throughout (this isn’t your typical dated oak). A meandering gallery hallway with floating lighted beams lead to the primary bedroom, which boasts oversized windows for plenty of natural light and a connection to the outdoors. A hallway leads to 2 walk-in closets and a luxurious bathroom complete with a walk-in tiled shower fit for 2. Heated tile floors in the bathroom and shower are the ultimate low-maintenance luxury. Two en suites, a den for guests, an enviable laundry room and large entertainment room complete the upstairs. This home is 4300 square feet and has an oversized 2 car attached garage, and a separate attached toolshed.