Valdosta Daily Times


November 25, 2012

Stone Creek Holiday Tour of Homes

Annual event set for December 9


VALDOSTA — Abene home

For this charitable occasion, Patricia and Dr. Robert Abene decorated the first floor rooms of their home at 4978 Summit Ridge Road with the many beautiful and unique Christmas wreaths, trees, Santa and holiday statues, figurines, and art that they have collected throughout the United States.

In addition, they have decorated and placed on display on the rear patio/pool deck a special 10-foot potted pine tree that they have cared for and grown over the years.

Brian Mangel built this brick home on .7 acres in 2007. Bordered on three sides by empty and forested land, this immaculate executive home is nestled under large oak and other trees. It is beautifully landscaped with many bushes and perennial and annual flower beds, interspersed with several graveled and decked seating areas in the rear of the house.

There’s 3,289 square feet of gross heated living area above ground plus an additional 15x6 attached fully screened and lit porch in the rear overlooking the back yard and pool/deck; plus an oversized two-car windowed garage with additional storage room, and a very large separate floored/lit storage area on the second floor.

The traditional 1.5 story executive home boasts state-of-the-art amenities including: custom-built cabinetry, granite counters, crown molding, and tiled and cherry wood flooring throughout. Ceilings in the dining room and master bath are specially coved surrounded by ambient lighting.

Various shades of beige are used throughout the house to allow various paintings, pictures, and wall decorations to accent each room.

Four bedrooms on the first floor include a very large 30x16-foot master bedroom with large bath and walk-in closet, and a 25x15 bonus/bedroom with partial bathroom on the second floor (not open during the tour).

The master bath boasts two sink vanities, separate toilet room, large tiled/granite seated shower with full body spray, and hot tub. Two additional full bathrooms, one with tiled/granite seated shower and the other with full bath/shower, plus one partial bathroom are on the second floor.

The kitchen is lined with custom-built cabinetry, granite counters, modern stovetop, appliances, and lighting. Complementing the kitchen is a seated counter as well as an adjoining eating area well-lit by large windows overlooking the beautiful and pastoral back yard and pool/deck.

The large master bedroom with custom blinds and large windows overlooks the pastoral back yard. It is accented with a specially built coved ceiling with ambient light. A large walk-in closet is attached as well as a 15x14-foot bath with two separate sinks and vanities, custom-built cabinetry, separate toilet room, large tiled/granite seated shower with full body spray, and hot tub.

A 19x16-foot great room with a cathedral ceiling, fireplace, built-in cabinetry, large windows, and special windowed high loft displaying a Williamsburg chandelier welcomes guests to this beautiful home. Attached in the rear of the room is a small fully screened porch opening to the beautiful back yard and pool/deck.

The home’s pastoral location, and beautiful, spacious rooms — including a separate columned, coved ceiling dining room — are all well lit with natural lighting provided by the 8-foot windows placed throughout giving this house an inviting warmth.

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