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Sun River home offers comfort, fun

By: Eric Laughlin Telegraph correspondent
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If you’re in the market for an affordable family home complete with all the bells and whistles, look no further than 11128 Portage River Drive in Rancho Cordova’s peaceful Sun River neighborhood. This home not only comes with numerous state-of-the-art upgrades, but it also has an enormous swimming pool and spa in its large backyard. With such a nice yard, as well as a roomy floorplan, this home is perfect for raising a family and entertaining at the same time. “Four of my kids grew up here and they all loved it,” said homeowner Cheryl Kay. “It’s the kind of house where everyone just sort of comes together.” When you first set foot in the home, you’ll appreciate its upgraded double door with oval-shaped beveled glass. Beyond the foyer is a good-sized living room and formal dining room, complete with lots of windows covered with plantation shutters. More large windows in a breakfast nook on the other side of the house showcase the impressive backyard, which is simple yet appealing landscaping. “It’s definitely low maintenance,” Kay said. “Which makes it nice when you have kids.” From the nook there is a view into a lower-level family room, complete with a stone fireplace and built-in desk. You’ll also appreciate the easy access to the backyard with a French door. “It’s also nice having all the windows looking out at the pool and yard,” Kay added. “You can watch the kids while you’re in the kitchen. I always liked that.” Between the garage and laundry room, there is a bonus room, which could either be used as an office or a fourth bedroom. Upstairs the master is located at the back of the house, which gets a nice dose of afternoon sun. The master bathroom has been completely remodeled to include Corian counters and a very slick stone shower. The two other bedrooms at the front of the house have a shared bathroom and are just right down the hall from the master. The neighborhood is just one more perk, according to Kay. “This is just a great street,” she said. “It’s probably the best in the community. Everyone looks out for one another and they all work hard to keep their homes looking nice.” If you’re interested in taking a personal tour of 11128 Portage River Court, call listing agent Eloise Mercer. The home is listed at $259,900.