Monday Morning Millionaire II: Lisa Garza, We Have Found Your Dream House Complete with a Panic Room!

By Karen Eubank

A perfect example of really great living in the Lakewood area hits the market today, and we’ll be talking about it on Daybreak with Ron Corning tomorrow bright and early at 6:30 a.m. TUNE IN!

The master bedroom inside 1409 San Rafael

Four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, four fireplaces, a media room and even a custom wine room. (Never mind that Tim Headington takes it up a notch to a champagne tasting room! ) This house will knock you off your feet (or lose you) before you ever meander to the lush back yard at 1409 San Rafael. Two thirds of an acre, there’s a covered outdoor kitchen with a Vermont Castings gas grill and a stainless steel sink. A flat screen TV hangs over the outdoor fireplace and we can roast marshmallows on the blue crushed crystal gas fire pit while catching up on GCB.

Living room inside 1409 San Rafael

So new to the maket, we’ll have to add in our links later!

The house is quite new, built in 2007 and every detail has been thoroughly thought out, as old world elegance meets new world lifestyle and energy efficiency that really floats sales in this part of town. That’s especially important when you’re talking 5,216 square feet. The custom curved staircase, beamed ceilings and hand scraped wood floors are flawless. What impressed me though, is the builder installed Low- E windows throughout the house. When you’ve got floor to ceiling windows overlooking the back yard, energy is an issue no matter what the price point. There’s more green sensibility in the house with ceiling fans, tankless water heaters and three zones of heat and air.

Kitchen inside 1409 San Rafael

The kitchen is a dream. You name it and it’s there: top of the line Viking appliances, Asko dishwasher, microwave drawer (love those), double ovens and a granite island. I hope someone who actually cooks buys this hose! Say, doesn’t former The Next Food Network Star Lisa Garza need a new house? This one is so close to her restaurant Sissy’s Southern Kitchen and Bar that she could pop home for a swim.

Luxurious pool at 1409 San Rafael

I’m saving the best for last. There’s a PANIC room or SAFE room, secretly located behind a bookcase in the Media Room. These are mightly handy come storms like we had last week, or someone being stalked for her Sriracha sauce.

Well, it might not be quite as safe now that we’ve spilled the beans!

Priced at $1,590,000.



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