I read recently that it takes only seven seconds to make an impression. And then, of course, we all know that you never get a second chance to make a first impression, so it follows that those first seven seconds are vitally important. Good thing, then, that the home I’m introducing you to today needs less than half of those seven seconds to wow you! 3224 Baker Lane, located in Kinnard Springs (just southwest of downtown Franklin in Williamson County) is an absolutely stunning home that boasts multiple balconies and porches from which its new (and very lucky!) homeowner will be able to survey their five acres of lush, rolling hills. The neighborhood is billed as an equestrian community, but that’s not a disqualifying consideration by any means. This home was designed for a discriminating buyer who recognizes quality craftmanship, seeks a quiet and peaceful setting, and understands how incredibly special it is to find a home that offers the perfect balance between pastoral living and community convenience. When you’re here at home in Kinnard Springs, you’ll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Nashville, Franklin and Brentwood, but a quick commute via I-840 ensures you’re only minutes away from some of Middle Tennessee’s best shopping, dining and excitement! In short, this home offers the very best of both worlds!
As you approach the home, you’ll need a moment to take in the sheer goodness of the place. From the hedge lined circular driveway to the herringbone patterned sidewalk to the professionally landscaped front lawn, it’s all just pure beauty. Those spectacularly landscaped beds and berms in the front yard give way to mature trees and pastoral fencing in the park-like backyard. The home, styled in dark red brick, is accentuated by a stunning front porch topped with an equally beautiful second story balcony and classic columns and arched dormer windows. Though built in 2004, the home looks like it could have been the setting for a grand southern novel with soaring chimneys, porticos, wrought iron balconies and floor to ceiling windows and doors. It’s only when you step into the foyer that you’ll truly appreciate that merging of classic style with modern amenities, though. A modern two-story foyer and formal dining room opens to a warm and timeless study graced with rich wood paneling, a stunning coffered ceiling, brick encased fireplace, and built-in bookshelves. Oh, and there’s a secret shelf that opens to the home’s bonus room. Yes, you read that correctly. A SECRET PASSAGEWAY. Need I say more?
Okay, yes… I’ll say more! There’s an out-of-this-world kitchen that looks like an after picture from your favorite renovation show… gleaming granite countertops, white wrap-around cabinetry with glass fronted toppers, brick lined archways that provide a pass-through from kitchen to breakfast room and enhance the built-in wine bar. There’s a master suite that would put your favorite bed & breakfast to shame. There’s a huge family room with two-story ceilings and fireplace with marbleized surround and there’s a simply stunning backyard covered porch, where I’d, frankly, live 24/7. Upstairs, four more bedrooms are outfitted with up-to-the-minute designer touches, built in window seats and tray ceilings with cove lighting and every single one is as gorgeous as any master suite I’ve ever seen! Lastly, a bright bonus room features more custom built-ins. If I wasn’t already living on the backyard covered porch, this bonus room would be mine, all mine!
Here’s the bottom line… there aren’t enough words or photos to do this property justice. It’s a truly special place and can only be truly appreciated with an in-person visit. Give me seven seconds and I’ll give you a stunning new home for you and your family!