Like a party invitation that hints at a theme, the blue-gray front door to the newly built Baird Graham home, accented by reclaimed wood and flanked by iron lanterns, foretells its interior.
The 5,676-square-foot, five-bedroom “modern traditional” house in the Belle Meade Highlands features four full baths, two half-baths and a three-car garage.
One aspect that makes the house particularly striking is the amount of intricate detail, whether it’s the use of reclaimed natural white oak for dramatic effect throughout the house or the gray and white Spanish tile backsplash in the kitchen, which is utilized in abundance for visual impact.
The house is as functional as it is beautiful. “You walk through the house and everything makes sense,” says Happy Fulk of Parks Real Estate, who is co-listing the house with Tara McGuire. “It is exactly what you would want in a house. All of the space makes sense — the master being on the main floor. You have your dining room, you have your office, you have your open family room, your foyer — all of it. The layout, the flow is great. For any type of family, it all makes sense.”
The often-coveted first-floor master is particularly impressive. “I think the first thing you notice when you walk into this room is this stunning cathedral ceiling with that wood detail and a very beautiful, large chandelier to kind of fill up the space," says Tara. “It feels like a retreat.” The marble bath features a two-person shower the entire length of the room, complete with two showerheads and a soaking tub.
Other highlights include a butler’s pantry, which has a wine cooler and a backsplash of mercury glass; a screened-in porch with a fireplace; and a flex room/office nook with a built-in desk, open shelves, cubbies and drawers. “I would love a room like this in my house,” says Tara, “where you can get life’s clutter out of the way.”
Address: 109 Taggart Ave., Nashville, TN 37205
List Price: $2,200,000
Contact: Happy Fulk (615-587-9116) or Tara McGuire (615-521-4663); Happy Tara Homes Team at Parks Real Estate
Photographs by Emily DeSimone with Sqft Nashville