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The charm of a two-story, painted brick home on a corner lot in West University goes beyond curb appeal and inside to an open floor plan for entertaining and family spaces for relaxing.
The house, located at 6545 Brompton, is now for sale with a listing price of $1,665,000.
A light-filled entryway opens to the formal living room with recessed lighting, hardwood floors and gas log fireplace. The dining area overlooks the landscaped backyard and swimming pool. Two sets of French doors here lead to the outdoor escape. A well-appointed powder room is accessible to the main room as well to the mudroom for easy use from the pool.
The kitchen in readily at hand via a step-up from the dining area and comes complete with slate countertops, large built-in island with butcher block top and porcelain farmhouse sink. Appliances include a Viking six-burner gas range, Jenn-Air double ovens and a Sub-Zero refrigerator.
The pool area is surrounded by a brick patio and is enclosed by a high privacy fence covered in vines.
The master suite is located on the first floor, where crown molding and a wall-to-wall seagrass rug extend to a bright sitting area with gas log fireplace and private exit through French doors to a covered porch. Plantation shutters and built-in bookshelves add to the ambiance. The recently renovated master bath has dual vanities, Carrera marble countertops and marble tile flooring.
Upstairs, the family room awaits with recessed lighting, built-in bookshelves and hardwood floors. The other three bedrooms are on the second level, as are a home office and guest quarters with full bath. In total, the house has four full and one half baths. A spacious utility room sits at the top of the second-floor landing with lots of counter space and built-in desk area.
The pool area is surrounded by a brick patio and is enclosed by a high privacy fence covered in vines. The entire backyard is professionally landscaped with gardens and mature plants. The two-car garage is attached.
Square footage: 5,005
Asking price: $1,665,000