From the kitchen and great room, one confronts a lovely conundrum: south or north. Those are the directions that this 5,489-square-foot Martis Camp home’s two amazing patios face. The one gazing southward is near the front door, ideal for its views of Lookout Mountain and its ability to greet guests with an outdoor fireplace, the smell of burgers on the barbie, a cozy, covered bar, and the lure of a lounge seating and comfortable convesations. Getting to the front door could be a lengthy process. The other patio flows effortlessly from the great room and kitchen, its stone patio reaching around for private access to the master suite. Here, uninterrupted views of the forest and distant neighboring fairway can be enjoyed from the firepit or covered hot tub. This same view is on display from the main living area which centers around a great room with massive fireplace and vaulted ceilings, and a kitchen with immaculate appliances and a large counter that invites early risers and late conversations alike. There are two wings to this 5-bedroom/5.5-bathroom home. One hallway wanders past a spacious office and an art room before arriving at the primary suite with large fireplace and patio and hot tub. Beyond the kitchen is a junior master as well as another wing with split levels – the downward path leading to a media room with bar, kitchenette, fireplace, big screen tv, a grand wine cellar, and – grander yet – panoramic windows that frame views of nearby Lookout Mountain. The upper level of this wing hosts a landing area with views of the lower living space, as well as three bedrooms, including one with a charming loft. Even the garage is a source of conversation, a spacious layout with a seemingly never-ending array of cabinets and storage and another garage with an upstairs studio.
Surrounding this home is an immaculately planned landscape, including a circular drive that wraps around an island of boulders, grass and trees and that arrives at the first of two conundrums – that front door patio that sets the tone for a warm and welcoming greeting.