Architecturally interesting and designed to embrace the natural surroundings of this nine-acre property, this farmhouse is a hidden gem. “Standing at the barn, you will be overwhelmed by the peaceful countryside view, and there always seems to be a cool breeze. You have the benefit of living in the country, yet you are only 20 minutes away from town,” RealtySouth Realtor Stephanie Robinson says about this Leeds, Alabama home. The farmhouse off Hwy. 119, is just minutes from Birmingham, and the rolling hills and private back roads make for an ideal setting. In addition to the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home built by well-known Birmingham architect Richard Pigford, you will find a five-stall barn and adjoining paddock. Finally, there is a beautiful saltwater swimming pool directly off the kitchen and den of the home, and a pool house. Every detail of the home and property contributes to a sense of warmth and tranquility.
The front gate will lead you along a wooded drive to an entryway framed by Birchwood trees. Come take a look today, and imagine living in this gorgeous and peaceful setting.
A Modern Farmhouse to Call Home
The interior features showcase careful attention to detail in this custom-built home. “It is very inviting and has such a special feel,” Robinson shares. “The main level interior features an open floor plan with large, flowing living spaces well-appointed with tall, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, skylights, hardwood and Kentucky blue slate flooring and walls of windows flooding the rooms with natural light, providing views of the gardens, pool and mountains,” Robinson explains. The entryway foyer opens to the living and dining rooms.
In addition to the living room, you will find an additional family room, with vaulted ceilings and walls of windows. Set in a bay of windows, the informal dining area is ideal for family meals. The study, with built-in bookcases, adjoins the family room and dining area, and the entire space is open to the kitchen. The idyllic farmhouse kitchen boasts custom maple cabinetry and countertops, plus a backsplash with tiles from Portugal. The eat-in kitchen is anchored by a center island. Additional storage is offered in the adjoining Butler’s pantry, complete with an antique English sideboard and floor-to-ceiling shelving. The homeowner is quick to call out the kitchen and family room as the most well-used space in the home. “It is like living in a tree house,” she says. ” I have even seen eagles fly by while drinking my morning coffee!” The kitchen and family room open onto the beautiful saltwater pool.
Conveniently located on the main level, the master suite is an escape — the spacious bedroom includes concealed closets and a gorgeous bathroom. The bedroom boasts a fireplace, keeping it cozy year-round. True luxury is found in the bathroom, with his-and-her custom vanities, a soaking tub and walk-in shower. Limestone is utilized throughout the space to create a sense of elegance, as well as to celebrate the home’s natural setting. A guest bedroom and en suite bathroom are also on the main level, in addition to a laundry room and mudroom. Upstairs, you will find an office, sitting area, bedroom, spacious bathroom and two large walk-in closets.
A saltwater pool is situated between the main house and the pool house. The pool house boasts a full bathroom, plus four floors of living and entertaining space. The third-floor balcony overlooks the pool and the property, including the main barn, paddock and second barn. “The home has great indoor and outdoor living and entertaining spaces with an open floor plan, a wonderful private pool surrounded by lush foliage and offers spectacular views, as well as a glorious garden of the living room. As intended by the architect, glass doors and windows in every room make the pool, gardens and pastures an integral part of the home,” Robinson says.
100 Foster Road is currently on the market for $1,199,000. If you would like to schedule a private tour, contact listing agent Stephanie Robinson with RealtySouth at (205) 229-6247 (cell) or (205) 870-5420 (office), or email [email protected].
This article is sponsored by Stephanie Robinson with RealtySouth Mountain Brook Village Office.
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