Take a quick jaunt around the Red Acres subdivision, and you will quickly understand why this area is so desirable. The 136-acre community is made up of 250 homes, all of which vary in architectural style. Bordered by Walnut Grove, Highland and Goodlett, the subdivision surrounds the golf course and private parkway, making for comfortable living. “The well-maintained golf course and neighborhood are in close proximity to everything in the city,” Realtor Joshua Spotts with Crye-Leike, Realtors tells us. Adjacent to the south side of golf course, you will find a lovely estate with eye-catching curb appeal. Just beyond the gated entrance, which opens to the property, you’ll find this elegant brick home set between the trees on almost one acre of lush landscape. Once inside the 16-room, 8,700-square-foot home, you will discover living that is at once comfortable and stylish. “The size, location and quality are all notable features of the home — one does not outweigh the other,” Josh says. Let’s take a tour!
“The exterior of the home has a classic Southern look,” Josh shares. “Originally built in 1929, the house was a victim of Hurricane Elvis. Local contractor Ben Duke purchased the home and renovated it entirely, down to the studs. He maintained its 1920s feel, but everything is new.” Upon entering the home, the quality woodwork and craftsmanship is apparent. Not your run-of-the-mill house, this home showcases incredible care and attention to detail and layout. “The space doesn’t feel small, but you don’t feel like you are in an expansive space. The trim brings a warmth to the home. As soon as you walk in, you feel comfortable here,” Josh promises.
The large entryways lead to three of the homes central living spaces, which are characterized by their rich wooden accents, each offering something different. The room of the left of the stairs as you enter the home features a fireplace with beautiful detailing framed by twin doors with beautiful custom frames. The two additional first-floor living spaces share dramatic custom woodwork on the windows, door frames and ceiling, although each has its own personality. The largest of the three rooms opens to the eat-in kitchen, but the two spaces remain divided by wooden columns. “This living room is the center hub of the house. It flows into the keeping room and kitchen, making it an entertaining and hangout space,” Josh tells us.
During a recent remodel, the kitchen received a full overhaul, complete with top-of-the-line appliances, which make it as functional as it is stunning. The light wood cabinets are a contrast to the rich wooden beams and textured backsplash. The granite countertops tie in the different colors of wood and copper accents to create balance, while the room provides ample storage and space. A casual dining table allows for easy family meals in close proximity to the kitchen.
In addition to the main living spaces, master suite and kitchen, you will find two office spaces, two half baths, a laundry room, workout room, bonus room and formal dining room.
This half bath is one of two found on the main level of the home.
Conveniently placed on the home’s first floor, the master suite was added during the remodel. “The master suite offers everything you would find in a brand new home,” Josh shares. With double walk-in closets, custom millwork, shower, soaking tub and heated bathroom floors, it’s likely you will never want to leave.
Upstairs, you will be pleased to find four more spacious bedrooms — two with private baths, two with shared baths). You’ll also find a playroom and reading nook with built-in bookshelves, plus a bonus room with full bath that could serve as an additional bedroom. “All of the rooms in the home are a generous size, and the upstairs bedrooms are no exception,” Josh shares. Windows flood each of the rooms with natural light, making them only feel larger.
Our favorite feature of the home has to be the sun porch. Occupying an additional 1,200 square feet, the sun porch offers year-round living space. “The sunporch has a fireplace built into it, so it serves as great usage during both the winter and summertime,” Josh tells us. “All of the windows open into the house so the air can flow between the two spaces. The porch also overlooks the beautifully sized landscaped lot.”
This home was sold by Joshua Spotts with Crye-Leike, Realtors® at (901) 361-4211 (cell) or (901) 756-8900 (office), or email [email protected].
This article is sponsored by Joshua Spotts of Crye-Leike, Realtors®.
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