Taking inspiration from Cape Cod architecture, this newly listed brick home on Cantrell Avenue features charming blue shutters and delivers a winning first impression. But the exterior’s impressive design is just the start. This two-story house has been most recently inhabited by an interior designer with a discerning eye. Built in approximately 1930, the 4,524-square-foot home incorporates contemporary touches with original architectural and design components, all of which create a perfectly balanced space.

As far as location goes, it’s hard to beat the convenience and tranquility that this home offers. In the middle of Green Hills, this house is situated on a dead-end street that is just two blocks away from the neighborhood park. It also offers quick access to Green Hills, Belle Meade and downtown Nashville, and it’s just minutes from I-440. Additionally, the mature trees date back almost 100 years and include one of the largest magnolia trees in all of Nashville.

Take a peek inside to see what this home has to offer.

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The home is situated on Cantrell Avenue, a quiet, dead-end street in Green Hills. It’s an area that’s ideal for families and young professionals.

The front door opens to a spacious entryway and open living space, complete with wood floors, custom molding and a fireplace. Through an arched entryway, find the formal dining room stylishly outfitted with wallpaper and a bright coat of paint on custom wainscoting — a detail we adore.

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Inside, discover countless design elements, including wood floors, recessed lighting and custom molding.

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Outfitted with playful details, the formal dining room packs personality and an immense amount of natural light.

Thanks to a thoughtful open-concept design, the kitchen, breakfast area and living room function as individual spaces, with a natural flow between them. In the kitchen, with custom cabinetry and high-end finishes, a neutral color palette creates a tranquil environment. The practical layout is ideal for chefs and entertainers, especially those who appreciate endless storage and counter space. From the kitchen, the breakfast area extends to the sun-drenched living room, where views of the property can be admired through large bay windows.

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The main floor’s open layout features a spacious kitchen, informal dining space and living room.

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Simple, timeless style is evident in the open kitchen. The doors beneath the wall clock in the backdrop of this photo lead to a deep closet that is currently being used as a coffee nook.

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Contemporary tile work and a custom range elevate this kitchen, creating a stylish and functional space.

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Behind the kitchen, a laundry room doubles as additional storage space. There’s room for an additional fridge, and the countertop makes folding laundry a breeze!

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Large windows allow natural light to flood the living room.

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Soothing colors, with welcomed pops of blue, were chosen for the main floor. We particularly love the window seat with storage underneath.

A main-floor guest suite could be used as a master suite and is spacious and bright. The bathroom incorporates fashionable elements, including playful tile flooring and copper finishes, plus a large walk-in closet with custom storage solutions. This suite is one of three bedrooms on the main level of the home, each with private hallways, and the upstairs features two more bedrooms plus two full baths.

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The master suite is conveniently located on the second floor and is spacious and private. This could easily be swapped with the main floor guest suite.

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The former homeowner’s interior design talent is evident in the master bathroom, which features beautiful fixtures and finishes.

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The bathroom, with shower/tub combo and dual vanities, as well as the walk-in closet are highlights of the master suite.

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The answer to your storage needs! This walk-in-closet is one that usually only exists in dreams.

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Built-in shelving frames one of the large windows in this main-floor guest suite bedroom.

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Another example of stylish design, this bathroom pairs playful wallpaper with a classic subway tile and penny tile flooring. And don’t overlook the teal sink!

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This bedroom, with room for two twin beds or one queen, has plenty of natural light.

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In addition to five bedrooms, the home features a separate office with vaulted ceilings.

Open space on the home’s basement level is utilized for a large recreation room, currently filled with a comfortable couch, arcade games and a wet bar. The rec room opens to a sports court (with basketball goal) and open yard.

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The basement is bright and open, and features a wet bar, storage and a beautiful bank of windows.

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Opportunities to entertain abound in the home’s backyard. Note the planters on the far left of the photo which includes an irrigation system for the trees which are tall enough to ensure privacy.

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A quick game of pick-up is easy at this house.

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Inside and out, this home offers space to live and play.

You can see a full video tour of the home here:

This home is on the market for $1,368,000, and it’s move-in-ready! For more information and to see the house for yourself, contact Mary Brooke Bonadies at (615) 496-1960 or [email protected]. Learn more about the property here.

The article is sponsored by Mary Brooke Bonadies, a Village Real Estate realtor.

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