Hidden in plain sight, 404 Lynnwood Blvd. is a stunning Belle Meade home reminiscent of a European chalet. Sitting on just over an acre, its true stucco exterior and cedar shake roof are accented by copper gutters and dark green accents. Guests are welcomed by 19th-century antique double french doors that open into a foyer with 12-foot ceilings and gorgeous Venetian plaster walls that carry throughout the entire first floor. Beyond the foyer lies an entertainer's dream home.
The main kitchen sports an impressive La Cornue range and double oven with a custom white oak hood as well as custom cabinets that hide unseemly appliances. A large rustic table sits across the island for casual meals, and a caterer's prep kitchen is attached for more involved entertaining.
The formal dining room is a thing of beauty, with enormous sweeping windows that meet at a corner and flood the room with light. A pecky cypress vaulted ceiling adds warmth and interest. Salvaged double doors from New Orleans lead into the butler's area, which also connects to the kitchen.
One of the most inviting areas is the screened porch, complete with a wood-burning fireplace and an extra-large Big Green Egg with custom hood and limestone countertops. A pecky cypress ceiling with recessed lighting truly carries the feel of the home into the outdoors, creating a seamless transition whether the occasion calls for indoors or out.
The master suite sits on the main floor and includes a water room in its en suite bath with double brass showerheads and a stand-alone tub. The additional bedrooms with their respective baths are tucked away upstairs along with a second space for laundry, a sitting area and an accompanying room that could just as easily be used as an office or a playroom.
As if all that isn't enough, the home is pool-ready and also features a separate guest cottage, complete with a full bath and moody dark gray shiplap walls and ceiling. It's just so inviting that you may have to remind your guests not to overstay their welcome.
Address: 404 Lynnwood Blvd., Nashville, TN 37205
List price: $3,250,000
Contact: Shea Ghertner (615-397-8218) or Whitney Musser (615-294-5887), Fridrich & Clark Realty
Photographs by Brandon Lee
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