Located on one of Belle Meade’s most sought after dead-end streets, 315 Walnut Drive is the perfect family home, with loads of Southern charm combined with modern conveniences for easy living. Boasting stately two-story columns and a large, inviting front porch, the exterior of the home is both impressive and welcoming at once.
When you crave privacy, this 4892-square-foot home sits back from the road on just under an acre, with lush landscaping and plenty of mature trees and boxwoods. It is truly the best of both worlds, as it is perfectly located in close proximity to everything that Green Hills and the Nashville area have to offer, while still being tucked away in a quiet Belle Meade neighborhood. With so many attractions and schools near by, the location is absolutely ideal.
“Walnut Drive (or as the neighbors call it, ‘Walnut’) is one of the few dead end streets in Belle Meade. It has always been known as an idyllic family-friendly street, where kids can ride bikes, neighborhood children play together, and friendly neighbors walk the street,” says realtor Jody Hull, with Bainbridge Realty Group, who is representing this home, which is currently for sale.
The charm and quality of the house, built in 1949, start immediately when you walk through the front door. The gorgeous original hardwood floors, 9-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows create an instant “wow factor.” That, along with beautiful crown moldings and millwork, flowing rooms and solid construction — all combine to make this 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath home a one-of-a-kind property.
“I have been in the business for 13 years and can easily say that I have never seen a house at this price point with such an incredible living space — not to mention high ceilings, beautiful millwork, attached two-car garage and a flexible floor plan up and down, suitable for a family as well as empty nesters,” says Jody.
The timeless beauty of this nearly 5,000-square-foot home is that each room has a distinct purpose and lends itself to today’s lifestyle — whether you’re entertaining in the large family room or sipping wine by the fire in the living room with friends — each space creates its own unique ambiance. And the way each room flows into the next, with large, open door frames makes the home feel incredibly spacious.
The highlight downstairs is definitely the stunning, light-filled family room or “great room,” which features 10-foot ceilings, skylights and a large fireplace. It is impossible to enter the space without instantly thinking of family gatherings and parties, to which the space lends itself beautifully.
Right off the family room is the kitchen, which features a butcher-block island where barstools can sit, as well as a delightful breakfast nook — a feature you don’t often see in new homes. With plenty of counter space and tons of storage, the kitchen is the perfect space for spending time together with family or enjoying meal preparations.
Moving upstairs, there are four bedrooms, each located off of the upstairs hallway. The soft, decorator’s palate of muted colors make each room a relaxing retreat for any age. On the third floor, there is a wonderful bonus space which is ideal for a playroom, exercise space or additional office. And, for every mom who dreams of a clutter free home, check that off of your list — this home has ample storage throughout, making it easy to stay clean and organized.
“The living space is amazing. Children grow up so quickly and I love the flexibility of this floor plan, as it offers so much for every age. When kids are younger, you want a “great room” to host playdates, and as they get older, it is important to have various spaces to retreat to such as the upstairs playroom. This home has it all,” says Jody.
The master bedroom with en suite bath is a retreat from it all, with his and hers closets, a vanity and a separate shower and soaking tub. The master even includes a private screened-in porch, to enjoy coffee in the morning, or watch the kids play in the backyard in the afternoon.
Speaking of the backyard, just off the French doors in the family room, dine al fresco on the wonderful brick laid patio with stainless grill. Or for those who love an activity, enjoy shooting hoops on the backyard’s lit sport court. Better yet, just relax and watch the children enjoy themselves in the wide-open, level grass yard complete with a play structure that includes a clubhouse and climbing wall.
The home, which has it all, is a wonderful marriage of original charm and modern convenience. A true gem tucked away in Belle Meade!
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