Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Open House Tuesday!

I finally have a second to myself (sort of) and I found a great house to let you gawk at along with me. Last week I promised a house that was fabulous and that we would probably never live in. I looked for a while last night and found a 33 million dollar compound in Franklin but I just wasn't feelin' it. I mean, do we really dream of having our own bowling alley? I don't. So I found something that is definitely beautiful and is probably out of reach for most of us today but who knows what the future holds? Maybe some of us will live in a $500,000 dollar home. And I have to say that this house is my favorite so far. I think I'll even give it the distinction of being my dream home. I love the historic homes that I've featured but I much prefer a new home if it has beautiful style and is built well with all of the modern conveniences that I'm looking for. I don't want wonky bedrooms, closets or plumbing. And I don't even want to change a light bulb in our next house. So are you ready to take a look?

This home is in a fabulous neighborhood in Franklin with easy I-65 access. The lots are large as are the homes. In all the listings I've seen, the lots are close to an acre. I suppose that doesn't qualify as "green " living but I love big yards. The home has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, a 3 car garage and is 3,615 sq. ft. You can find a virtual tour with many more photos here.




This is the front of the home with painted brick and stacked stone accent.

The formal dining room. I think it's lacking a bit in character but it has a lot of room.
The expansive living room.The beautiful but thankfully not ridiculously huge master bedroom. I've seen master bedrooms before that had living room size sitting areas. I can't imagine Travis and I needing that much room. I love the trey ceiling.A guest bedroom.A very large bonus room.And here's the biggest reason I love this house. The big, beautiful and thankfully not terribly trendy kitchen. It has my dream double ovens and cabinets that won't be out of style in 5 years.The back of the home...And the expansive back yard.And that concludes our tour. So what do you think? I think I love it but you already knew that.

5 comments:

Christy said...

Lovely! I'm lovin' that bonus room, but I wouldn't want to keep that many square feet clean...

Amy said...

I'd gladly keep that many square feet clean if it meant I wasn't constantly running my shoulder into doorways and stuff wasn't falling on my head.

Mary said...

I like it a lot. I think the kitchen is my favorite part. The different colors and surfaces are all mixed together without looking like a hodge podge of things. They go together but they're not matchy matchy.

Ms. Tee said...

I really like that kitchen. By the way, your photo on Julia's blog is too cute. :)

Amy said...

Awww, thanks Ms. Tee. That's one that the grandkids will sit and laugh about.