Wake to the sound of ocean waves and sea birds, feeling the sea breeze on your face through the master bedroom window. Keep your eyes closed tight, as you hold on to that vacation feeling, dreading the need to pack up and leave. Pinch yourself and your eyes snap open with the realization that this is home, and you get to stay!
Swing your legs off the bed and wiggle your toes in the cloud-soft carpet. Throw on your running kicks and head out for a jog along the waterfront. Reflecting on the beauty of the Bay, you notice that the paved path makes for an easy stroll or roll and you contemplate inviting your folks on the weekend to share the experience. The den shutters off for privacy and becomes the main floor suite, so there are no steps for them to climb during their stay.
Winded and refreshed, the spa tub in the master bathroom beckons you back inside. Even in the bathroom, the water views are with you. Step into the large walk-in closet and contemplate what to wear. Can you get away with beach casual wear at the office?
Back home for lunch, you’ve invited a friend to a seaside picnic on the patio. The yard is larger than most in the complex and beautifully landscaped with trees for privacy, perennials and even a bit of lawn. Handsome hardscaping creates a patio of pavers, cradled by a sturdy pergola, and highlighted by a dry river bed which compliments the marsh and water habitats beyond the garden wall.
Later, the commute home from work is a pleasure cruise as you take advantage of the new Richmond Ferry Terminal. Cyclists are happy to learn that you can bike the Bay Trail to the new terminal, which offers secure bike lockers. On days you need to drive, the automatic gate adds security to the serenity of your home.
That sense of safety remains as you pull into your large garage and walk directly from the garage into the front hall. Drop your groceries in the kitchen and prop up your tired feet. Even though the open floor plan and vaulted ceilings are great for entertaining, tonight you are glad to relax with your furry loved one. Pets are welcome here too.