By REALTYONEGROUP SIGNATURE RP & JOAN POK
The Willow Creek area is about to get even more popular as the country club nears the completion of its nearly $13 million renovation of the entire clubhouse, swimming pool and other club amenities and facilities. Membership cost has increased more than 5 times it’s value from this same time last year. A similar phenomenon is occurring with the homes in this coveted area. However, when comparing to other prestigious neighborhoods, it is still a bargain to live in this evolving community.
A recent open house held by the local experts RP & Joan Pok of RealtyONEGroup Signature saw record attendance with buyers waiting outside just to get in to take a look at the renovated rambler on hole #7. After the 4-hour event, the real estate duo secured 5 offers with 2 coming in over asking price. “We’ve been here for over a decade and have always felt that Willow Creek is a hidden gem in the Salt Lake real estate market,” states luxury real estate specialist Joan Pok. This weekend, the couple is premiering another one of their dynamic offerings at 8254 S. Ashley Circle in Sandy, Utah.
“We remember selling this home to the current owners several years back thinking what an amazing find this was for their family of 5,” states RP who helped them secure the purchase also in a multiple offer situation at that time. Today, the family is downsizing, choosing instead to reside in multiple residences in the US and abroad. Their decision is now allowing one lucky family to make this rarely available creek side estate their own.
Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, surrounded by luxury homes that are obscured from the street, this residence is a classic California style rambler in every sense of its design. A low pitched wood shingle roof with large overhang adds to the authenticity of its heritage. The focal point of its entry is the zen garden surrounded by the oversized 3-car garage to its right and the in-home office suite to the left. Inside, the formal living room features floor to ceiling windows showcasing the aforementioned zen garden and its rich and colorful foliage. The formal dining room adjacent the living room wraps around to the newly renovated kitchen complete with commercial grade Wolf appliances. Making your way full circle past the kitchen is the charming family room with lots of windows leading out to the jewel of this .79 acre double lot estate, the back yard. A full bath with outside access to the swimming pool, an additional bedroom and the main floor master suite completes the amenities on the main floor. Downstairs are two additional bedrooms and a single bathroom, along with the family’s winter getaway, a massive family room and gaming area. The tile floors and wood accent walls give a hint of where the family have chosen to purchase their second home. If you still can’t figure it out, then the Cantina style wet bar with a separate outside entrance to the outdoor swimming pool is a dead give away.
A large swimming pool with diving board and hottub is the family’s favorite summer retreat from the scorching Utah sun. “We just enjoy our home being the home our kids and their friends choose to be at instead of not knowing where they are during the summer months,” said the homeowner Denise. After touring this residence, you too will see why it’s the place to be. The lower level, second lot, borders the beautiful Big Cotton Canyon Creek. In the early mornings, Denise can often be found in the charming creek side gazebo doing her yoga exercises while the sounds of rushing water carry away life’s tension with the snow melt from the nearby Wasatch mountains. Warm summer evenings are the perfect time to grab the patio chairs and gather around the gazebo, pull down the movie screen and enjoy a new release in your own outdoor movie paradise.
“We are excited to offer this one-of-a-kind home to the market and equally excited for the Carters as they embark on their dream vacation-like life,” noted Realtor Joan Pok with emotion. Come tour this fabulous facility at 8254 S. Ashley Circle in the Willow Creek Country Club neighborhood.