At 2236 Fort Drive SE in Smyrna, Georgia what may look like a traditional, modest brick home from the front lawn actually presents a surprisingly innovative interior.
Upon entry, glossy hardwood floors span the open floor plan. To your immediate left you are greeted with French doors that lead to the office/study. The triple window brings an abundance of natural light and makes for a great work environment or place to ponder. A large dining room, completely open to the foyer–save for a few columns, greets guests with an oversized, recessed wall niche and makes a striking first impression.
A trey ceiling with a faux-frame detail defines the dining space, while a complementary chair rail runs the perimeter of the room, continuing around the foyer. A dramatic bullnose staircase welcomes entrants coming through the front door.
Straight ahead, leading to the more casual section of the main level is a look-alike arch that mimics the niche in the dining room. One sizeable and elongated room contains the family room, informal eating space and kitchen. The family room is delineated by one single exposed ceiling beam, a short knee wall and distinctive set of windows. As an alternative solution to media storage, hollow wall niches sit on either side of the fireplace. Shelving then fits into the void in lieu of customary built-ins. The stacked-stone fireplace with a raised hearth and white trim mantel encasement provides just the right amount of traditional intent. Broad windows are assembled across the back wall making for a great view and the option for natural lighting to come in.
Partitioning the family room and kitchen, a break in the floor plan serves the purpose of informal dining. Doors to the back deck are located aside this otherwise ambiguous area that serves as a crossroads between spaces. A home office edges the inner wall, carrying through the design elements of the kitchen, though the kitchen actually begins at the breakfast bar. This high-top counter diverges from the traditional norm by angling inward toward the kitchen rather than out. The inverted corner makes for an intriguing spatial relationship but works nicely in all practicality. Cooking space highpoints include shiny, black granite countertops, cherry wood cabinets, a decorative backsplash and a quintessential kitchen sink window with a great view of the skyline.
The upstairs master suite is spacious and swanky with an ornamental trey ceiling detail and overlooks the city via a broad window wall. The master bathroom is roomy and adorned with upscale finishes. An extended vanity handsomely houses dual sinks and sits beneath wall-to-wall mirrors. This cohesive bathroom features a glass-frame shower, soaking bathtub, frosted glass window and tile in all the right places. But most impressive perhaps is the walk-in master closet featuring an innovative IKEA closet system. There are three additional secondary bedrooms on the upper level. One with a private bathroom and the other two share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. The laundry room is on the upper level and includes a sink, plus there area plethora of cabinets and counterspace that helps make doing laundry a pleasant experience.
A great deal more to explore occurs on the terrace level. A spacious living area used for gatherings and movie time, a playroom/flex room, an additional secondary bedroom and full bathroom. Plus, an additional half bathroom for guests. The fenced backyard is ideal for entertaining. The main level deck paints beautiful views of the skyline and comes equipped with a remote controlled SunSetter awning, so you can enjoy this space on hot, sunny Georgia days.
This high-energy home features a vigorous and effective layout that begs to be encountered rather than just inhabited. The very close distance to the West Village and Silver Comet Trail means the smart buyer will undoubtedly be equally as enthusiastic about owning the house found at 2236 Fort Drive SE in Smyrna, Georgia.
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Five Bedrooms, Four Full and Two Partial Bathrooms
Offered for $499,000