Thursday, January 26, 2012

Everything you need to know about your new home at 245 East Creek Bend

Thanks for stopping by to learn more about this wonderful house at 245 East Creek Bend!

245 East Creek Bend is available now for sale for $198,500 for this 2,032 square foot house in excellent condition. The house is ready to be occupied immediately.

This custom-built bright and open split-floorplan 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house (plus large upstairs bonus room and screened porch) is absolutely fabulous! The builder and the owner collaborated to create a thoughtfully designed, livable, and luxurious home in Lexington Estates. At over 2,000 square feet, all finished exquisitely, you won't find a better value on the market today! The pictures do not do the house justice, but I'll try to use them to give you a very detailed virtual tour, below. I've included pictures of the house with furniture, as well as how it appears now (i.e. empty), so you can better visualize your own furniture in the rooms.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 404-226-4177.

Special Features:

  • Split Floorplan with Master Bedroom and 2 Large Bedrooms on Main Level

  • Finished Upstairs Bonus Room + Floored Attic Storage

  • Tiled Screened Porch can easily be converted to a sunroom/office

  • Amazing Entertainer Kitchen with beautiful built-ins, breakfast bar, and eat-in space

  • Master Bedroom has double tray ceiling, recessed lighting, and a huge walk-in closet

  • Master Bath has dual vanity with huge mirrors and gorgeous cherry cabinets, separate stall shower and garden tub, and privacy nook for toilet

  • Organic Gardens, Pond, and Orchard with low maintenance landscaping

  • 2 Car Garage

  • Major Appliances (optional)

  • New Roof in 2015

  • New Water Heater

  • County Water and Sewer

  • ADT Security System

  • Excellent schools

  • Built in 2001 and owned by original owner

  • All the details:
    As you wind your way from the driveway past beautiful gladiolas, iris, hydrangeas, and the most wonderful scent from several fragrant tea olives... ...the front entryway features a covered porch with stacked stone, gorgeous light fixtures, and a palladian door with a window in the archway and an oval glass door.

    Once inside, there is a lovely chandelier and the main living area stretches in front of you, both open due to the windows and extremely high ceilings, yet allowing for intimate groupings of furniture to divide the space functionally.

    A tasteful corner of the great room serves as a dining area large enough to accommodate a dinner party and feels very much like its own space with a beautiful chandelier on a dimmer.

    A wall of windows pulls the garden into the dining area and provides lots of opportunity for natural light.
    The fireplace in the great room is immediately bordered by designer tiles with a tree motif and framed by windows out to the screened-in porch.

    The pass-through, constructed between the kitchen and the great room, lends a functional touch that also serves as an invitational peek into the kitchen. The light fixtures in this house are definitely not the builder standard!

    The kitchen area in this house is really special. From high quality, Energy-Star appliances to a thoughtfully designed workspace, this kitchen encourages your guests to join in the cooking fun or at least keep you company.

    Beautiful and extensive white cabinets with wood trim accents and brushed nickel drawer pulls set the tone for this large, highly functional kitchen.

    There is a hot water dispenser and 2 built-in soap dispensers at the kitchen's deep double sink. There is recessed lighting, ceiling fixtures, and under-counter lighting, as well as natural light from the triple windows and glass paned door to the porch.

    An eating area that looks out to the backyard easily holds a breakfast table and 4 chairs.

    The built-in hutch with glass doors and interior lighting is an elegant way to display your treasures, plus there is even more storage.

    A few stools can be pulled up to the oversized workspace / breakfast bar that separates the breakfast area from the kitchen.

    The cabinets under the breakfast bar are accessible from both sides, and many of the lower kitchen cabinets have pull-out shelves.

    The kitchen features designer tiles that add an elegant touch.

    The master suite is a well-lit, large and inviting room with a double tray ceiling, recessed lighting, and windows to the private backyard.

    Pass through the master bath double doors to find floor-to-ceiling dark cherry cabinets with a his and hers vanity, an extra bank of drawers topped with a bookshelf unit, nickel and brass fixtures, huge beveled mirrors, and extensive lighting.

    A large garden tub with a tiled shelf sits next to a separate shower. A large walk-in closet has extensive shelving and a window that allows for natural light when choosing clothes for the day. A matching dark cherry cabinet over the master toilet balances the design and makes the suite even more functional.

    Two additional bedrooms, ample and bright with large closets, are accessed through a hall off the kitchen. (The builder added extra square footage to the plan to ensure that these bedrooms are bigger than expected, a bit over 11' x 11', plus the closets.) They share a full hall bathroom that is also easily accessed from the kitchen. A staircase in this back hall leads to a large room over the garage with an angled ceiling and access to floored storage in the attic area.

    This room is perfect for a large and comfortable home office, craft room, or even an extra bedroom. The laundry room is a separate room just off the kitchen. It has lots of cabinet space, a large countertop for folding laundry, and an extra deep laundry sink. Access to the large two-car garage is provided through the laundry room.

    An extra nook in the garage can be used to store tools without compromising car space. A brand new hot water heater and a whole house water filtration system are located in a storage closet in the garage.

    The screened-in porch is tiled, and the solid parts of the walls extending two feet up from the floor have been insulated and sided with hardiplank. It would easily convert to an incredible sunroom, since the screened openings have been constructed to accept glass windows, the whole room has been stubbed for HVAC, and there are outlets everywhere. If you choose to adapt the screened-in porch to be another room, you gain another 160 square feet of living area.

    The owner, from the day she moved in, planted the yard with an eye toward the future. Nice, strong, well-established hardwoods already provide pleasant shade and will only improve with time. Mature specimen trees and shrubs dot the corners of the house and anchor the home, making the whole property more established than the surrounding houses. Many of the pictures below are from about 4 years ago, and the landscaping has matured since then to be almost park-like. Please feel free to drive by the house to see how wonderful it looks now!

    Grapes climbing the pergola, interesting rock formations, a fish pond rich with water plants, an organic vegetable garden (toward the back of this photo, looking through the orchard), an established organic orchard with a large variety of fruit trees, and patches of naturalized perennial color and Mediterranean herbs abound.
    A whole house ADT security system with a remote panic button device provides fire protection and break-in security. The exterior hardiplank was painted by professionals (Certa-Pro Painters) with Sherwin Williams' top-of-the-line Duration paint in 2016. The interior of the home was repainted in March, 2010, by Certa-Pro with Sherwin Williams' SuperPaint, and the carpets have been professionally cleaned.

    If you would like more information about this house, please contact me at with your name and phone number or by phone at 404-226-4177. 
    This home is a gem, and if you compare the price per square foot with the houses that have sold in the neighborhood in the last several years, you will see that you are getting an incredible deal. With over $25,000 in upgrades above the original purchase price (as shown in the tax records), you will see that this house is a great deal. 

        Additional photos below taken in summer, 2010, using only natural light and without furniture, so that you can truly see how bright and open the house is. These pictures were taken shortly after the house was repainted on the inside.


      Master Bedroom looking into Master Bathroom. Door to the right leads into living room and shows door leading to coat closet.

      Master bedroom trey ceiling, recessed lighting (on a dimmer), and ceiling fan. Wiring and switches in place for an overhead light fixture that can be added to the fan.
      Living room.
      Dining room.