There are two ways you can approach this very private property – from Chattalonee Road off of Greenspring Avenue, or via a scenic drive on Hopkins Lane through the Greenspring Valley Hunt Club’s 9-hole golf. Either way, the views are lovely.
Tucked at the top of a circular driveway 222 Hopkins Lane, this sprawling home is located on just over 2 acres of level lawns and gardens.
Upon entering the front door, I was greeted by a sense of long vacations in summer cottages, lazy days by the pool, and catching fireflies on the lawns in the evening. Cocktails on the patio... Every day you could drive up and say "Ahhhhhh...."
Wide plank floors and hardwoods throughout, window seats, beamed ceilings, and multiple fireplaces recall a bygone era of fine craftsmanship, and charming details.
Large multi-pane windows and French doors fill the home with natural light, unencumbered by drapes or shutters, because the location ensures privacy.
The large living room features a wood burning fireplace and beamed ceiling. French doors lead to a beautiful covered bluestone patio overlooking the pool and lawns. Down a short hallway lies an incredible master suite, with garden doors to the back lawns, built in shelving, and a beautiful den with fireplace, built in bookcases, large multi-paned window and greenhouse access.
It would be hard to choose my favorite room of the house, but it is definitely between this den and the dining room, which also has a beamed ceiling, random width hardwood floors and French door access to the patio.
The country kitchen includes breakfast bar, and adjacent mudroom/laundry room with its own sink and Dutch doors to the outside.
If a first floor master isn’t your cup of tea, the main floor master makes a perfect family room, or private in-law or guest sanctuary.
The charming second floor master has two large dormers, one with a window seat, and the other a built in desk. A short hallway past the full bath leads to a nursery/5th bedroom – perfect for couples with a new baby, or make it a dressing room! Two additional bedrooms and full bath provide plenty of room for family and guests.
Located just minutes from Foundry Row, Trader Joes, and 795 – if you're looking for seclusion as well as convenience, this is the place!