What a place to call home
When it comes to large, multi-million dollar homes, not all are created equal. Some are stunning showpieces that look like they belong in a photo shoot for a glossy magazine but don’t really feel like anybody lives there. Others may be architectural experiments that make a bold statement about the homeowner’s politics or commitment to the environment but rarely seem like a place you want to hang out with friends. Some McMansions are big simply for the sake of being big, showy and ostentatious.
Then there are those that are simply incredible homes that offer a welcome retreat, amazing functionality and are gorgeous to boot. Our unique property at 4208 Kannah Creek Road is all that and more.
The 6,148-square foot home sits on 18 acres, with an additional 12 acres and a large barn also available to purchase. Kannah Creeks runs through the property, which also has two ponds and two stand-alone garages, in addition to the three-car, over-sized attached garage and the separate smaller attached grocery garage.
Inside, the home flows in a highly functional manner. The large office off the front entrance allows mail and business to remain in the office rather than scattered all over the house.
The huge, gourmet kitchen has room for several cooks, and the convection wall oven and Thermidor stove will keep all the cooks happy. The pantry sits behind the kitchen, and across the hall from the pantry, a one-car garage allows the grocery shopper to park in the garage and unload groceries without schlepping them across the house. The granite counters and log beams in the ceiling, along with the rock wall built around the stove and ovens, all combine to add to the home’s rustic elegance.
A breakfast nook between the kitchen and the living room looks out over the patio and pool area. The formal dining area could easily seat 12 people. The home has seven fireplaces scattered in the office, the bedrooms, the living room, the upstairs recreational room and the sitting room.
The master suite is on the main floor and also has access to the back patio and pool area. Double sinks are on different walls, the soaker tub has its own nook, the walk-in shower has a large bench, but in a brilliant touch of practicality, the corner cabinet in the bathroom has a lazy Susan, so bottles of lotion, curling irons and dozens of other personal care items don’t need to get lost in the dark recesses of the bathroom cupboard.
Upstairs, there’s an exercise room and a huge recreation room with room for a couch and TV, a pool table, a game table and a wet bar. One of the upstairs bedrooms is a guest suite, with a small kitchenette area as well as a separate bath.
Outside, a small, one-bedroom casita also offers a convenient area for guests. The casita also has a living area and small kitchen.
The outdoor kitchen provides a good place to feed the guests who may never want to leave, especially after spending a day lounging by the pool. There’s a waterslide into the pool and a nearby outdoor fireplace with bar seating.
The owners of the house have built 14 different homes for themselves throughout the years, and the lessons learned about function, beauty, architecture and life are evident throughout the house. It’s not just a beautiful house; it’s a beautiful home waiting for the right family to come and make it theirs.
Joe Reed with RE/MAX 4000 is listing the home for $3.5 million.