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Some homes claim to offer serenity and seclusion, but this Vestavia abode delivers well beyond what would be expected—especially from such a convenient location. While it’s located just minutes from the heart of the city, this home feels like a private retreat. Utterly secluded from the street, the property winds its way back to the stunning brick home, which is nestled into the surrounding 3.5 acres of natural, yet perfectly manicured, landscape. Welcoming you to the front of the residence is a custom iron front door with limestone surround, which echoes the elegance waiting to be found inside.

This striking home in Vestavia feels like a well-kept secret — it’s completely secluded on 3.5 acres yet is conveniently located off Highway 31. See more, here.

An aerial shot of the home shows it’s true “hidden in the hills” feature.

Through the grand two-story foyer, oversized arched doorways beckon you through each spacious room, each of which feature charming details such as high ceilings and oversized crown molding. The focal point of the first floor — besides the many windows that show off the property’s natural views — is the completely renovated kitchen. Featuring an oversized island that can easily seat five, the kitchen also boasts granite countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, and beautiful white cabinets that offer ample storage. Thanks to the home’s open concept, the kitchen opens up to a large breakfast space, family room, and sunroom. Finishing up the entertaining space is a screened-in porch, which overlooks the backyard’s offerings of an arbor, complete with fireplace and entertaining area, as well as a playground and stepping stone trails that meander all through the property. The main floor master suite continues the theme of spacious living, and its neutral color scheme of grays and whites are soothing and spa-like in the master bath.

In addition to a showstopping chandelier, the formal dining room features charming details like arched doorways and windows.

Located just off the kitchen is the butler’s pantry, which offers an appliance station to keep necessary items hidden from view.

In the kitchen, beautiful white cabinets are accented by the natural wood island and granite countertops.

The main floor of this home is ideal for entertaining. The space was recently renovated to create a larger main living area by converting the existing porch into an adjacent sun room.

The new sunroom feels like it’s in the trees thanks to its wall of windows that overlook the backyard.

The screened-in porch has a rustic vibe with wooden details on the ceiling. The porch also features a skylight.

The spa-like master bathroom features a freestanding tub and beautiful leaded glass window.

The master bathroom has been completely renovated and features double vanities—complete with honed granite countertops—and plenty of built-ins for storage.

The spacious — and gracious — living continues upstairs, where you’ll find four large bedrooms, each with their own baths and large walk-in closets, and a bonus room. The home’s finished basement also delivers: As if there wasn’t already plenty of storage, the basement offers a safe room with storage space, complete with a wrapping room with built-in cabinets. Also downstairs you’ll find a large rec room that includes a kitchenette and bar, ideal for hosting game night or for the kids to have their own entertaining space. Just outside the double doors is a covered patio complete with hot tub.

Upstairs you’ll find a spacious bonus room that can serve as a media room, kids’ play room, or even a sixth bedroom as it has a closet and bathroom access.

The spacious upstairs bedrooms are so large that they can even be used as extra living spaces.

The ultimate rec room space is located in the home’s basement. The room is large enough to house a seating area, pool table, piano, and even a kitchenette and bar.

The back of the home is as stunning as the front with its perfectly manicured landscape.

The large backyard arbor features a bricked fireplace and built-in grill. The vaulted ceiling and flagstone pavers add more layers of rustic elegance to the space, which is ideal for hosting friends and family or enjoying a morning cup of coffee.

The play area in the trees is any child’s dream space. A wooden bridge connects the play area to  the home’s many trails.

Nature abounds all around the home. The stepping stone trails wind all around the property’s extensive landscaping and gardens.

With five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a variety of living spaces and two 2-car garages, this stunning 6,000+-square-foot home and property is an exquisite family compound. Whether you prefer entertaining friends, enjoying time with family, or just desire to have plenty of space and storage, the open concept of the interior plus the serene surrounding landscape ensure you’ll instantly feel right at home.

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The article is sponsored by Kerri Culotta with RealtySouth-Mountain Brook Village. All photography provided by Kerri Culotta.

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