Most evenings, this Lahontan home’s main attraction is found on the east-facing patio with the wide-open view of the meadow, an ideal scene for both unwinding and entertaining. It’s a palette of wildflowers by summer, a field of snow midwinter. On this night, however, the spotlight is on the impromptu play unfolding on the balcony overlooking the great room, a colorful collection of kids in oversized clothes singing wonderfully off-key songs. There’s a crackling in the fireplace, a nice spread of wines, cheeses and hot chocolate on the kitchen counter, and an audience fully engaged in one of those moments that cast back to simpler, more memorable times. This 5-bed, 5.5-bath home stirs such occasions, a feature you feel the moment you step into its vaulted great room. Beyond the dining room and nearby breakfast nook is a dining room with its own fireplace and stunning views. There’s a bedroom nearby with those same great views and access to the patio with firepit, hot tub and built-in barbecue. Down a set of curved stairs to the right of the kitchen is a charming wine cellar and a media room that opens to the patio and the views beyond. Upstairs is one landing with a bedroom, the balcony, and a primary bedroom with fireplace and a bath with views of the meadow. Another few steps up leads to a pair of bedrooms, one with views of Lookout Mountain.
Features of this 4,576-square-foot home include granite countertops, speakers throughout, pre-wired shades, custom iron works, and KitchenAid appliances. Five bedrooms grace this home and there’s always the lure of a stroll to the nearby lodge and spa, the comfort of a patio with nothing but nature before it, and – on those most magical of nights – another well-off-Broadway performance from the kids with imaginations in mind.