The house near the country club has a unique floor plan – and a handball court | Lifestyles

The first thing you should know about 25 Burning Tree Lane is that it has its own indoor handball court. (How cool is that?)

The second thing you need to know about 25 Burning Tree Lane is that it was designed by contractor John Dwyer, who lived in the house and was known for his unique designs.

And the third thing you need to know about 25 Burning Tree Lane is that it’s where Celine and Steve Maloney called home for 15 years and where they raised their two boys, Sam and Jackson.

Built in 1980 and located near the Butte Country Club, the $499,000 6,774-square-foot split-level home features architectural elements popular at the time that still feel relevant and just as cool today. today.

“With this whole Burning Tree area developed, you’ve seen some really fun architecture,” said Jennifer Shea, listing agent and co-owner of Century 21 Shea Realty, reflecting on the neighborhood’s start-up period. “I would say the architectural grandeur of this house was really exciting at the time, and it still has that grandeur today.”

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At the front of the house, one is greeted by a cathedral ceiling, a majestic fireplace and giant cathedral windows that overlook the east ridge, all of which surround an elegant, sunken formal living room.

For the Maloneys, the living room was the “great room” and it was there they held a housewarming party when they moved in, setting up a temporary dance floor and entertaining guests with a two-man band called Kip and Bo.

“I swear half of Butte was here,” said Barb Schneider of Shea Realty, who is also a listing agent for the property. “They had a live band (and) people walking around with appetizers.”

“We had a great night dancing,” Maloney said, adding that the house is a great abode for entertaining.

The couple then hosted many other events at home, ranging from graduation parties to birthdays.

Maloney’s birthday falls around Christmas, so every year the family would celebrate “Danny Wong’s” birthday, by ordering at the Pekin Noodle Parlor.

Although the house benefits from an open concept, sunken and raised elements give each living space a unique character. On the ground floor, you will find a bar, an elevated dining room, a living room with fireplace and wood insert as well as a spacious kitchen with snack bar and island. Meanwhile, the family room below the house will keep you warm and cozy with another fire pit.

“This home is warm, inviting and comfortable, yet it’s big enough to entertain and it flows beautifully. It’s a very functional floor plan,” Shea said.

If you like to entertain, the kitchen at 25 Burning Tree Lane offers plenty of space to cook big meals. It sports two ovens, suitable for cooking a turkey and side dishes at the same time. There’s also plenty of room to seat guests in the formal dining room, where friends and family can enjoy the natural light and marvel at the nearby cathedral windows.

More entertaining opportunities are to be had on the first level back patio of the house, where you can barbecue, sit and relax in the summer, and create family memories.

Below you will find the backyard and its neat landscaping. The Maloneys used the expansive yard to play volleyball and miniature golf. The total land size of the property is approximately 30,400 square feet.

Do you have children? If so, you’ll definitely want to visit the three bedrooms on the first floor, one of which has walls lined with a hand-painted dinosaur mural.

Maloney said his son Sam loved dinosaurs as a child, so the room was the perfect place to spark his imagination.

He added that the handball court was where Sam and their other son Jackson could often be found entertaining their friends.

The family often played basketball on the court, which Shea and Schneider say can also be used as a home theater, dance studio, volleyball court, and more.

The upper level of 25 Burning Tree Lane offers even more unique features, with not one but two staircases. This level is where you’ll find the loft-style master bedroom, another fireplace, a deck, and an en-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi-style tub big enough for two.

Located in a subdivision developed by Jack Burke, the house has four fireplaces in all, and the current owners primarily use wood fires to keep the house warm, according to Shea; however, the house also has centralized heating.

Other notable features include an oversized laundry room on the first floor, an oversized three-car garage (large enough to house five cars), and a finished basement that includes, among other things, a bathroom, bonus room, and living room. sauna. Overall, the house has three and a half baths.

Sam and Jackson, the two boys who grew up in the house, have since gone to college while the dinosaur hall remains.

As for Maloney, he said leaving the house was bittersweet, but he and his wife are hoping to downsize.

“We’re going to make life a little easier,” Maloney said.