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Of course, you don't have to be a party animal to love this house. But if you do have a penchant for glam entertaining, this contemporary with wide open spaces provides a vast canvas for creative partying. On the other hand, for your transcendentalist side, the striking dwelling could also function as a serene sanctuary with focus on the backyard waterfall/pool/fire pit retreat.
The Tanglewood residence was built in 2013 by custom home builder Matt Powers.
What's inside: Guests arriving through the gated front entrance are quickly transported to a world of serenity via the lush landscape of the inner garden and the koi pond that lines one side of the walkway.
Stepping through the entry hall, you immediately grasp the show-stopping features of the house — the floor-to-ceiling glass doors of the back wall that reveal the fountain and pool at the rear of the lot, the two-story central core, and the wide-open floor plan.
The vast lot size, 14,250 square feet, allows for a generous footprint that enables downstairs locations of both the master bedroom and a guest bedroom. The ground level includes the living and dining areas, a formal bar set up, and a study. Two more bedrooms, each with full bath, and a media room comprise the second floor.
We especially love the backyard treatment with the shimmering water features, the summer kitchen, the fire pit, and a cloak of greenery providing welcome privacy.
Square footage: 5468 sq.ft.
Asking price: $3,125,000
Listing agent: Richard Ray with John Daugherty Realtors.