Legends home invites everyday resort living

Legends home invites everyday resort living

May 27th, 2012 by Hannah Campbell in Realestatenewhomes

This all-brick home on Aviara Drive in East Brainerd's Legends neighborhood is a private resort to enjoy every day.

The Mexican limestonetiled foyer, backyard heated pool and spa and sunroom with a sound system and wet bar are just the beginnings of the thoughtful planning that invades every inch of the home.

This backyard retreat is the perfect spot to entertain family and friends.

This backyard retreat is the perfect spot to...

"With its expansive open spaces and luxury finishes, this is an ideal executive home," says Realtor Darlene Brown, of Real Estate Partners. "[It's] perfect for formal entertaining and large gatherings, but this is also a home designed with intent to be truly lived in."

All living spaces, four bedrooms and four fireplaces in this 6,007-square-foot home are on the main level. Outside, a nearly continuous string of covered and open patios and decks, all wired for sound, invite the homeowner to step beyond the views and into the lush landscaping and mature trees.

The kitchen, private office and family room boast full walls of warm, custom cabinetry. The family room's heart pine cabinets surround a custom mantle and gas fireplace. The kitchen is appointed with a Jenn-Air brand double oven, separate prep sink and granite countertops.

A see-through marble fireplace is center stage in the master suite, which also includes a sitting room, skylight and private garden with a koi pond. Brown calls it a "private sanctuary and a place to recharge and relax."

No comfort has been overlooked.

There's a media room with theater seating, a large screen and special acoustic wall coverings. The finished basement has a separate entrance and a full bath. The second floor is storage-ready with a cedar walk-in closet lined with custom cedar shelves and cabinets. A whole-house fan reduces utility bills and a three-plus car garage is the perfect finishing touch.