Every Realtor worth their salt knows that their number one job description is to listen and learn. Listen to the anecdotes and wishes and dreams that buyers and sellers tell, because it is in the listening that a home’s story emerges. And when you know the story of a home, whether it’s a custom-built mansion or a teensy tiny tract home, you’ll be learn what makes a home truly special. Every home has something about that will set it apart from others and when I can help a buyer who seeks that special something find the property that exudes it… well, that’s a mighty fine day and one that reminds me why I do what I do!
1606 Windy Ridge Drive tells its own amazing story. To know what makes this property special, one only need walk through the towering trees, rustle through the leaves and absorb the beauty of nature that is at the very heart of this community. Você is a neighborhood steeped in local history that spans from the very beginning to Nashville’s development in the 1700’s to the heart of the county music movement, when icon Eddy Arnold purchased this tract of land located just off Granny White Pike and very near Radnor Lake. Arnold and his family enjoyed many years of peace and tranquility at Você and when Arnold’s grandson became trustee of the land, he pledged to preserve as much of the natural beauty as possible. Now that Você has been developed, we can honestly say that Eddy Arnold would be proud and pleased that his mandate was honored in such a way. 1606 Windy Ridge Drive is now an organic and natural extension of the spectacular fabric of this community.
Hidden Valley Homes was the perfect choice as a builder in this community because they’re well known for their commitment to excellence, with an emphasis on preservation and sustainability. Hiring HVH means that your home will enhance, not detract from, the land upon which it’s situated. They’ll work with the natural surroundings so that their newly built home seems an innate extension from the land. Such is surely the case with this gorgeous 4,000 square foot home that is accessed by a winding plank walkway and embellished with an incredible stone façade dotted with a multitude of windows that ensures the house is as warm and sunny inside as it is out. As you pass through the double farmhouse doors, you’re instantly awed by bright white shiplap walls and warm wood accents on the stairs, floors and finishes. The showhome-worthy great room features a plank and beam ceiling, fireplace and oversized windows and sliding doors that open to a backyard covered porch. This space is separated from the gourmet kitchen by only a huge granite-topped island with seating for many! Massive white shaker-inspired cabinetry wraps around the back walls of the kitchen and contrasts perfectly with the gray and white marble backsplash. I’d be happy to cook just one meal in this bountiful space, but for one of my lucky clients, this can be their permanent reality. Beyond the kitchen, a sunny breakfast room feels like it’s set amongst the trees and showcases a vaulted and beamed ceiling and spectacular views of this special property.
A main level master suite shows like a five-star resort while four additional bedrooms provide plenty of space for today’s growing families. The upstairs also features a spacious bonus room outfitted with a rustic barn door entry, wet bar and access to a second story patio and a cool loft space with a built-in desk. As you might imagine, this home also features stunning outdoor living spaces, including several porches and patios and an out-of-this-world outdoor living room with a stacked-stone wood burning fireplace and built-in outdoor kitchen just beyond the covered porch. I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention the finishes used within this home to such great effect. Custom millwork and masonry, elite lighting fixtures, top-of-the-line marble and granite and state of the art appliances… this home is chock-full of pure perfection and tells a beautiful story inside and out!