There’s a beautiful home tucked quietly away on one of Nashville’s most scenic dead-end streets. Affectionately likened to a treehouse, it’s situated on more than two acres of lush green woods high above Radnor Lake. This amazing contemporary boasts 3,702 square feet of stunning features, impressive upgrades and plenty of modern conveniences that would thrill any homeowner.
Located at 1837 Laurel Ridge Drive in Forest Hills, this 4-bed, 3.5-bath masterpiece is a Robert Anderson-designed home that was built in 1971. “Robert Anderson was a master at designing a house that complements and takes full advantage of its setting,” shares Barbara Keith Payne of Pilkerton Realtors. “This house is built into the side of a hill and lives seamlessly with soaring windows and expansive views. There is no superfluous space, and the living and sleeping areas are beautifully laid out.”
The home features a renovated kitchen and bathrooms as well as a newly added screened porch and patio with an outdoor wood-burning fireplace. There’s truly no other home like it. “This home with its tranquil setting truly feels like a mountaintop retreat 10 minutes from Green Hills,” says Barbara Keith.
Upon entry from the two-car garage, you’ll easily see what’s to love about this home — warm hardwoods, calming colors and copious amounts of natural light coming through the many windows. Head down the stairs and you enter the dining room, where you’re met with two enormous floor-to-ceiling windows offering a scenic look at the woods surrounding the home. On the back wall is a spacious granite-top serving station, perfect for large gatherings and festive meals.
The dining room easily flows into a spacious living area with soaring ceilings, intriguing angles and natural light pouring in through the wall-to-wall windows. Two cut-outs overlook from the foyer, while another cut-out overlooks from the top floor. Curl up on chilly nights by the wood-burning fireplace, or enjoy a nap in the warm sun on a summer afternoon. Exquisite wide-plank hardwood floors complete the space.
The renovated kitchen offers top-of-the-line appliances, plenty of workspace and storage, and island seating. “The kitchen is light and open, but it’s also an incredibly functional space for prep, cooking and socializing,” Barbara Keith adds. High-end appliances, granite countertops and a large walk-in pantry make this kitchen a dream! Beyond the staples, though, it also offers wall-to-wall windows for stunning vista-like views of the woods.
The home also offers two master suites — one up and one down. Head upstairs to the top floor, and you’ll find an impressive master suite. The master bedroom is a site to behold — a tall exposed-wood ceiling, wide windows with high-end window covering, a large walk-in closet and plenty of space to move around make it feel like a spa-like retreat. The luxury continues into the just completed master bath, where you’ll find double vanities, a soaking tub, a step-in glass shower, and custom lighting.
The downstairs master bedroom features two walk-in closets, a wall of windows and beautiful hardwoods. The downstairs master bath has also been remodeled and features double vanities with extra storage as well as a separate water closet, large step-in shower, separate tub and beautiful tile work.
Downstairs is also where you’ll find the generously sized rec room, which could also be called a little one’s dream space or the perfect workout room. There’s plenty of room to get wild and crazy — the custom rubber flooring ensures safety, while three ceiling fans keep the circulation moving. High ceilings and outdoor access give the room its spacious feel, and the large storage closet with shelves is perfect for keeping a busy family organized.
Two more mid-level bedrooms offer additional sleep or office space. Each features new flooring and plenty of natural light. The spacious laundry room is conveniently on this level with a utility sink and cabinet storage.
Enjoy a beautiful transition from indoors to out as you step out onto the new screened porch. Trex flooring and custom lighting make the space comfortable, and there’s enough room for both dining and seating areas. Continue out to the stone patio, and you can enjoy a nightcap by the outdoor fireplace. A separate fenced garden is great for green thumbs, while the treehouse and swings ensure the outdoor play is enjoyable for even the home’s youngest residents!
Extra Spaces & Bonus Features
The cozy sun room, which opens to the patio and garden is as beautiful as it is purposeful. A great little den or breakfast room, it features a built-in desk and stone floors, it’s a functional addition to the home … a room you never knew you needed!
The WOW factors don’t end with the home’s various spaces; the added features found throughout the home make for comfortable living as well. The smart home features include the thermostat, automated front door lock, lighting and LAN wiring, and the home’s central vacuum system makes keeping floors clean a snap. The upgraded windows feature insulated double panes, and the tankless water heater is tops in conservation and savings.
If you’re interested in exploring a quiet life among the trees, you’ll be glad to know this house is on the market for $1,050,000. Schedule an appointment to tour the home with Barbara Keith Payne at Pilkerton Realtors. Call (615) 300-7337 or email [email protected].
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