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Surrounded by more than two acres of private woodlands in Vestavia is a sprawling, family-friendly house looking for its next owners. Only about a mile and half from Highway 280 but with total privacy, this property has space in spades, and at more than 7,000 square feet, it’s an entertainer’s dream. “We’ve had some large gatherings here — up to 200 people,” says the current homeowner. “But the comment that people always make when they first come see it is that it’s a very warm and inviting place, even though the square footage sounds large.”

A long driveway leads to the front parking pad, with brick pavers and professional landscaping installed in 2014 by Doug Travis of Liberty Environmental Contractors. Here a walkway leads to a stately front door framed with limestone surround.

The front entrance boasts prick pavers and a parking pad that were added in 2014, as well as the landscaping done by Doug Travis of Liberty Environmental Contractors.

Inside, a grand entrance hall with soaring, two-story ceilings sets the tone for the listing’s stately nature. But continuing on inside, one will see that though some of the rooms are large, there’s still a cozy feeling to be found. The formal living room, with a beautiful 12-foot coffered ceiling, flows nicely into the kitchen and family room. This main level also boasts a dining room, breakfast room, and laundry room as well as the master suite, which has all the bells and whistles one can expect to see in a home of this scale.

The two-story entrance hall includes a grand staircase and an oversized chandelier.

The grand foyer flows into a formal living room. “The house has a fabulous open floor plan, great for entertaining and family gatherings,” says the homeowner.

Beneath a beautiful coffered ceiling, built-in bookshelves flank the fireplace in the formal living room. A trio of windows lets in plenty of natural light from the screened-in porch overlooking the backyard.

The spacious kitchen, with 10-foot ceilings, includes a breakfast bar.

The family room feels cozy even with its soaring cathedral ceilings.

The roomy master bedroom’s tray ceiling adds interesting architectural detail to the space.

The master bath has a spa-like feel and is flooded with natural light.

Upstairs you’ll find a large playroom and four sizable bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bath. Renovated in 2014, the basement level boasts an additional living area with kitchenette and eating space, as well as a workout room and plenty of storage.

The interiors were professionally designed by local decorator Becky Umphrey, so the house comes with neutral paint colors and fine fixtures and finishings. “The attention to detail is one my favorite things about this house,” says the homeowner. Light fixtures and some custom window treatments will remain with the house, as well as kitchen appliances and the outdoor grill.

A bonus sitting room can be found off the grand staircase tucked into the turret. The space’s octagonal shape and vaulted ceilings with custom woodwork extend a particularly castle-like feel.

Here is one of four upstairs bedrooms, all of which have plenty of space and light as well as their own en-suite bathrooms.

Also upstairs is a substantial playroom.

The basement was totally updated in 2014, including this kitchenette with a modern backsplash.

The downstairs living area opens up to the lower patio area, making it a perfect indoor/outdoor entertaining spot.

In addition to the front entrance, there’s also a covered side entrance next to two garages on the main level. While two garages might sound nice, car lovers take note: This special property actually has two additional garages on the lower level. Down there you’ll find a basketball goal, and just beyond that is the backyard.

The back of the house is one place that really makes this property sing, with a flat, expansive grassy area next to hardscape featuring a hot tub, firepit, and covered porches. Luckily for anyone yearning for a pool in the Alabama heat, the landscaping was purposely mapped out with a spot already suited for one.

A convenient side entrance is another added bonus of this property.

One of the homeowner’s favorite aspects of the property is the setting: “It’s a wooded, private lot, yet in the heart of the Vestavia/Briarwood area,” she says.

There are ample areas out back for entertaining, including a firepit, lower and upper covered porches, and a screened-in lounge up top.

Custom built in 2009 by Rob Grant of Robert S. Grant Construction, this one-owner home has been well-loved and -maintained, and anyone looking for space and privacy in the sought-after Vestavia Hills school system should go take a look. Feel free to reach out to Blair Moss with Ray & Poynor Properties at (205) 222-5628 (cell) or (205) 879-3036 (office). Blair can also be reached via email at [email protected].

Learn more about this listing, which is available for $1,395,000, HERE.

This article is sponsored by Blair Moss with Ray & Poynor Properties | (205) 879-3036
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