Set in one of Birmingham’s most coveted neighborhoods, this home is distinguishable for its attractiveness, inside and out, as well as an easy flow families are looking for. Georgian-style architecture gives the home curb appeal, and the thoughtful design continues inside the home as well. “People will be surprised at how easily the flow of the house works for entertaining, both inside and out,” RealtySouth Realtor Helen McTyeire Drennen explains. The 7,000-square-foot home features oversized doorways and 9- and 10-foot ceilings, which contribute to the grandeur of the design.
“Mountain Brook is consistently ranked among the nation’s safest and top places to live, with a nationally acclaimed school system,” Helen adds. “And this house at 3537 Brookwood Road is a quick drive to Mountain Brook Junior High and Mountain Brook High School.” In addition to the close proximity of schools, Mountain Brook is revered for its natural beauty and friendly community, plus its walkablity and sidewalks.
The home’s grand entrance boasts 10-foot ceilings and custom millwork. “From the entryway, you can look through the home to the beautiful bricked, enclosed courtyard and pool area,” Helen tells us. “The large dining room and living room are situated on each side of the foyer and feature large doorways and 9-foot ceilings. These spaces are ideal for entertaining a crowd.” Off the living room, a study with oak wood paneling offers another place to relax. These rooms, with a more formal approach to design, are ideal for welcoming guests into the home.
The den, with a large limestone fireplace, has French doors that bring in a lot of natural light and open to the pool area. “In the summer, entertaining overflows from the den to the bricked courtyard and pool space,” Helen shares. The den also opens into the kitchen, which was renovated in 2006. Updated appliances include a Sub-Zero freezer and refrigerator, six-burner range and stainless steel dishwasher. Additionally, the custom cabinets and island offer expansive storage. Stone countertops and a coffee service area are thoughtful added touches we love. There is also sitting area and breakfast nook that has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the pool.
The large master bedroom boasts a sitting area in an alcove overlooking the pool courtyard. The alcove, in conjunction with the tray ceiling, brings architectural interest to the otherwise simple space. The master suite is found on the first floor of the home, making it a convenient and relaxing escape. The master also has two walk-in closets, a dual-head shower and a large soaking tub, his-and-hers sinks and custom cabinetry. Upstairs, the floor plan features four large bedrooms with walk-in closets and a spacious sitting area.
Thanks to a privacy wall, the home’s outdoor space offers privacy and seclusion. There is more than enough room to entertain, with a bricked courtyard and concrete surround. “Teenager — and teenagers at heart — have an additional room on the right side of the pool, with an entertainment area complete with a big screen television and entertainment system perfect for hanging out with friends and fall football viewing with friends,” Helen tells us. Year round, homeowners can take advantage of the outdoor space and enjoy the surroundings of the neighborhood.
The house also has plenty of parking, thanks to the circular driveway, additional parking areas and the two-car garage. The third garage space has been converted into a music studio.
This article is sponsored by Helen Drennen of RealtySouth.
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