In the midst of the busy college town Nacogdoches, it can be hard to imagine that any place within its bounds could provide a sense of calm. That is until you run across this beautiful home in the Waterford Park subdivision, just off Stallings Drive. Though it is part of a neighborhood, its surroundings are such that it mimics a land of personal retreat. Sitting on the side of a hill adorned with woodland scenery and a creek beneath, this home provides a blissful escape from day-to-day life.
Built in 2004 by Gary Stripling of Gary Stripling Construction, the 3,625-square-foot, two-story home boasts an ageless traditional architecture. The exterior is built primarily of red bricks, with a section of white bricks that complement the white trim of the roof and windows, and give the home a modern touch. White Tuscan columns with mounted lights guard the entrance, yet still only gives a glimpse of the house’s polished style.
Upon entering, visitors will first notice the living room straight ahead, with arched windows alongside a pair of French doors that let in an abundance of sunshine and give an unblocked view of the backyard scenery from the upstairs deck. A stone fireplace lies to the right of the sitting area, with a mini-library for book lovers to admire. A dining area is to the left of the living room, complete with a wooden table, matching chairs and windowed cabinets to show off family heirlooms. Across from the dining area is an open-concept kitchen, which pairs ceramic and wooden surfaces for a unique and welcoming environment. Three mini-chandeliers give light to a bar-like counter, with wooden barstools to secure the style. An island counter in the middle of the kitchen gives space for children to help with baking. A spacious laundry room is accessible through the kitchen, with all of the necessities.
A hallway nearby gives way to both a half-bathroom and the master bedroom. The master bedroom is spacious, with transom windows that provide a view to the backyard woodland scenery. Included is a master bathroom with a Jacuzzi bathtub, a standing shower and additional closet space.
To the right of the entrance is a staircase that leads to a game room and pool area. The downstairs game room includes a cozy sitting area, with room for a widescreen TV that also can be viewed from the bar counter directly behind the couches. There are two bedrooms in the area for incoming guests, with Jack-and-Jill bathrooms so that no one is fighting for space. Toward the back of the game room are large, windowed doors that lead outside to the in-ground pool with a waterfall. The backyard area also reveals to visitors that what appears to be the ground floor is actually upstairs, and that the downstairs area is hidden by the rest of the hill that the house was built on.
This house is full of hidden treasures and is now available for another family to enjoy. For more information, contact Angela Brittain with Charles Pool Real Estate at (936) 554-3541.