I don’t know about you guys, but this is the time of year when I suddenly and truly believe that I should have been a professional chef.  I spend sleepless nights meal planning and I covet a kitchen that Julia Child (or Ray Drummond or Ina Garten) would love.  And guess what? Today I’m introducing you to a new listing that has the kitchen of my dreams.  It has a lot of amazingly wonderful other features, too, but that kitchen is swoon-worthy.  This home, located in Thompson’s Station, feels like a country farmhouse, but lives like a modern-day, urban castle.  Situated on 5 acres in a small equestrian community with only 17 lots, it is surrounded by some of the most incredible landscapes I’ve ever seen.  And that’s saying a lot because I live and work in Middle Tennessee and have the privilege of viewing amazing vistas every day.  At 1508 Cayce Creek, you’re surrounded by soft rolling hills, pastoral fencing, and then ridges and peaks in the background.  If I were a movie producer (instead of – you know – a professional chef), I’d cast this house and this property as my next set.  It’s that great.

The home is a custom design by William E. Poole.  Mr. Poole has had an illustrious and fabled career designing homes for “front porch living” and 1508 Cayce Creek is no exception.  A huge porch spans the front of the home with plenty of room for a pair of rocking chairs or a porch swing.  There’s a back patio with a built-in fire pit that simply begs for a bag of gooey marshmallows, graham crackers and s’more chocolate!!  The backyard is fenced with horse fencing with four double gates and one single gate and the property is “zoned” for two horses. So yes, this home is tops for outdoor living.  But, the indoor living is just as sweet.

As you pass through those custom castle doors (the glass inserts open for air flow), you’ll be awed by the expansive indoor views.  A huge family room, anchored by an impressive stone fireplace, is situated in the center of the home.  Beyond that, and separated by only an arched, columned opening, is the most sublime sunroom.  The formal dining room located off the foyer is huge and more than ready to host a cast of thousands.  And then, there’s that kitchen that I long for.  I am a huge sucker for a white, farmhouse kitchens and this house is outfitted with miles of white bead board cabinetry.  A few feature glass fronts and are lighted to showcase your culinary treasures.  Gleaming black granite contrasts with the cabinetry and white backsplash and it’s just my style!  But, this room is also equipped with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances… double ovens, gas range, dishwasher and microwave.  It’s as functional as it is fashionable.  If you buy this home, might you allow me to come cook Thanksgiving dinner for you?

Downstairs, you’ll also find a fabulous master suite with a walk-in closet larger than most bedrooms.  The bathroom is sublime.  A private home office is tucked in the rear of the home, located just off the friends’ entrance and back hall.  Upstairs, three large bedrooms and a huge bonus room round out the more than 5,000 square feet of living space.  Oh, and there’s a study loft just a few steps up from the bonus room that I swear will raise your child’s ACT score by osmosis alone!

It’s yummy, this home.  Deliciously decorated and perfectly maintained.  Pair it with a glass of your favorite wine and a lingering sunset and you’ve got the recipe for a pretty perfect life.  Even if you won’t let me cook in your new kitchen, I’d love to simply show you this picturesque property and home!