You Gotta See This House

No better house for throwing a cool Tanglewood party, yours for $3 million and change

No better house for throwing a cool party, yours for three big ones

On the Market, 5642 Cedar Creek, June 2016
Contemporary dwelling in Tanglewood sets the stage for entertaining behind the stucco and stone facade. Photo by Patrick Bertolino
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The front gate compliments the serene tone of architecture. Photo by Patrick Bertolino
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A linear koi pond flanks the path leading to the front door. Photo by Patrick Bertolino
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A highlight of the design is the living area back wall, all glass revealing the shimmering waterfall and pool.  Photo by Patrick Bertolino
5642 Cedar Creek
Wide open spaces characterize the contemporary design of the Matt Powers custom home. Photo by Patrick Bertolino
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The central core features a two-story high ceiling adding to the spacious feel.  Photo by Patrick Bertolino
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The fireplace wall is a focal point in the central living area. Photo by Patrick Bertolino
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Outdoor entertaining centers around the pool and its three-tiered waterfall. Photo by Patrick Bertolino
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The formal dining area is flanked by seamless windows, offering unaltered views to the glam backyard. Photo by Patrick Bertolino
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The chef's kitchen features Viking appliances and opens to the living area. Photo by Patrick Bertolino
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The breakfast bar provides a casual dining space. Photo by Patrick Bertolino
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The master suite with loads of natural light features a tray ceiling, crown molding and wood floors. Photo by Patrick Bertolino
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The master bath features a designer tub, separate shower, double sinks and marble countertops and floors. Photo by Patrick Bertolino
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The formal study on the ground floor is designed with built-in bookcases. Photo by Patrick Bertolino
On the Market, 5642 Cedar Creek, June 2016
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5642 Cedar Creek Dr.

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.