This home features multiple updates to the kitchen, flooring, bathrooms, and more! The back yard is a gardening paradise, and the outdoor shed is a complete workshop that is serviced with electricity. We wondered what it is like to live in such a wonderful home! Here is what our sellers had to say:
Our yard is truly a labor of love. In 2005, the first year we lived in the home, we installed all new shrubbery and plants as a gift to ourselves. We have multiple varieties of plants in the yard, including frost proof dwarf gardenias, miscanthus, verigated liriope, two crepe myrles (one pink, one white), daylilies, knock-out roses, tea roses, and azaleas. Over the years we have planted Japanese maples, two butterfly bushes, and clematis around the mailbox area out front. We also planted a variety of hosta in the front and back yard, which we share with friends and neighbors every spring. We have two arbors, both of which are flanked with beautiful Carolina jasmine. No matter the time of year, there always seems to be something blooming. We also installed the orchard stone patio in the back yard during our time in the home. The stone walkways throughout the yard are covered with crushed slate and pea gravel.
The house was painted in 2009, and the roof was replaced in 2009 as well. The colors that we chose for the roof and the house accentuate the colors of the brick facade. We also have the warranty for the roof if a buyer is interested in seeing it.
We replaced the top half of the HVAC just a couple of weeks ago; we kept the copy of the warranty for the replacement.
The kitchen was completely updated in 2012. We opened up the wall that separated the kitchen and the dining room, painted and upgraded the cabinets, installed new hardware and appliances, and we added new granite countertops and new faucets. In addition, we built and installed a new custom pantry with slide-out drawers and installed a kitchen bar area that features a butcher block top. The new appliances include the dishwasher, stove, and refrigerator, all of which are staying with the home. The appliances are still under the manufacturer’s warranty.
Throughout the home, we installed hand scraped hardwoods everywhere except the kitchen. The floors in the kitchen are granite tiles. We have custom wooden blinds in the living room, dining room, kitchen, and master bed/bathroom. The office and guest bedroom have custom plantation shutters. The custom blinds and plantation shutters will be staying with the home. The office also has a custom bookcase installed that will stay with the home as well.
Both bathrooms have been updated. In the guest bathroom we installed an antique dresser and vessel sink – these items give the space a distinguished character! All the light fixtures and ceiling fans throughout the home have been updated as well.
Though this home does not have a basement, we have an amazing outdoor shed in the back yard that is currently used as a wood-working shop. The exterior is shaped like a barn and has been painted red. A small addition was built onto the side of the large shed to act as storage for our lawn equipment and yard tools. A licensed electrician installed a 60amp service to the shed, so it has electricity capabilities and is very well lit. The shed was built on wooden beams and cement for durability, and two lofts were built in on the interior for extra storage.
We have the most incredible neighbors! We are always there for each other and there is a neighborhood website that keeps everyone updated on current issues and news. The subdivision is located just two miles from Kennesaw State University, and Kennesaw Mountain State Park is nearby as well, where there are plenty of opportunities to scope out walking, hiking, and biking trails.
Downtown Kennesaw is within walking distance to many nice restaurants. Some of our favorite places to eat include Trackside Grill, Burger Phi, Marlowe’s, California Dreaming, and Chick-fil-a. Cracker Barrel is also located very close to the subdivision. There are also plenty of shopping opportunities in the area, including Target, Walmart, and World Market. Town Center Mall is on Barrett Parkway, which is also a very short drive away.
As mentioned, we are just two miles from Kennesaw State University, but Big Shanty Elementary is within walking distance to the neighborhood as well. St. Catherine’s Church, which is also a school, is also located very close nearby. There are multiple gyms and work-out facilities in the area that you can pick from!