Some homes are just built for entertaining. This newer construction, contemporary Craftsman at 5436 Vickery Blvd. has 3,967 square feet, all of it laid out to maximize livability.
The second-floor game room, with its wet bar and glass half-walls, looks out over the ground floor's main living space, which in turn benefits from the two-story ceiling and extra windows.
An open kitchen flows easily into the living room on one side and large dining space on the other. Professional series appliances (hello, built-in wine fridge) and stone countertops complement the dark wood cabinets, which receive an extra mod touch thanks to thick, stainless steel pulls. Trendy open shelving keeps the balance and prevents all that gorgeous wood from overwhelming the space.
Of the three bedrooms in the main house — there are partially unfinished guest quarters above the two-car detached garage — the master and an additional suite are downstairs. A cherry-red barn door separates the master bedroom from its sleek bathroom, which sports high-end custom finishes, an oversize shower, and jetted tub. Don't overlook the gas fireplace in the bedroom, one of two in the home.
The third bedroom is upstairs, along with a study and a balcony overlooking the rear yard. There are multiple spots for outdoor entertaining, from the welcoming front porch to the covered patio to the wood deck that extends out into the nicely sized backyard. A board-on-board fence ensures privacy, while an electric gate keeps the driveway secure.
All this in the highly sought-after neighborhood of Vickery Place, right next to Lower Greenville, and for less than a million bucks. The Hickman + Weber Group with Ebby Halliday Realtors has the listing, which rings in at $950,000.