Morgan Hill Today 2014 03 Spring - Page 36

been tiled and suits the beauty of the setting. Large Oaks wrap the house with comfortable shade and beauty. The house sits high on a small ridge overlooking the old farm that will soon become a 244-unit upscale housing development. The 4,600 square foot house has four bedrooms, three baths, two offices and multiple dining-living rooms. The kitchen flows nicely into the dining room, the living room, the former gentlemen’s cigar room, and the game room with the original pool table. Most windows, as well as the front door, have transoms that provide airflow throughout the house. There is beautiful woodwork and hardwood floors everywhere. Several doors are well-crafted pocket doors. Upstairs several bedrooms have doors to the outside deck that rims the first floor courtyard. One corner of the deck has a quiet sitting area, shaded by one of the large Oaks that surround the home. The home is welcoming and comfortable. A 93-year-old pool table shares space with the grandkids toys in the game room. With a bias towards thing old, the Giancola’s have filled the house with intriguing antiques and artifacts. The house itself has some interesting quirky features that date back to when it was built. Just inside the back door hallway is a built-in-fold-down chair… used as a place to sit while removing one’s dirty boots. And there are remnants of a centralized whole house vacuum system. Although some former residents had taken away some large mortars and pestles found 36 M O R G A N H I L L T O D A Y S P R I N G 2 0 1 4