Last week’s Supper Club really threw you for a loop, didn’t it? It was your first time hosting a dinner for five couples in your home, and it made the space feel over-full and claustrophobic. This house that was a wonderful place when your children were small is starting to feel as if it’s bursting at the seams now that your kids constantly have their friends over. Weekends seem like a never-ending stream of sleepovers and fundraisers. You’ve finally faced facts: it’s time to upgrade your living space.
Yes, some brave souls would take the time to hire an architect, find a builder, and perhaps remodel or expand their current home. But for you? Ain’t nobody got time for that! Why not find a fantastic home that will entertain crowds of all ages, with tons of open space an upgrades, that will fit your family for years?
Well, that home is 4420 Windsor Parkway in University Park. This home was built for entertaining. In fact, Realtor Bo Parker has dubbed this listing as “the ultimate party house.” From the moment you walk through the gorgeous front door of this four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home, you’ll see exactly what she’s talking about.
The formals are located in the front of the home, and are perfect for receiving guests and clients for short meetings. The formal dining room is stunning and will aptly accommodate your next Supper Club gathering without feeling pressed in like sardines. In fact, thanks to the large window seat and the wide doorway from the family room, this is a wonderful place to host dinners and holidays. There’s plenty of space to accommodate a sideboard, too.
The kitchen was recently reconfigured and redesigned by Cathy Koonsman, and is perfect for creating chef-quality meals, thanks to the gorgeous six-burner Wolf range, SubZero refrigerator and wine cooler, and Asko dishwasher. the island is huge and topped with a beautiful marble slab. It’s the perfect spot for serving your charcuterie or your gourmet street tacos. The honed granite countertops feature two built-in sinks, including a vegetable sink that could double as an ice bucket should you feel compelled to follow the champagne cocktail trend at your next bridal shower brunch. Of course, as from any Koonsman project, expect fabulous little details such as the glass-sided cabinets flanking the sink that show off your china collection. There’s also a little breakfast nook that is perfect for quick meals or doing homework.
The family room is large and features a huge bank of French doors that look out onto the well-appointed deck and patio. More on those later! Inside, though, you’ll notice that there’s enough room for oversized furniture and a baby grand piano. That’s due to some majorly good planning. I love how open this room feels without losing its warmth, which is achieved via the faux coffered ceiling.
The bedrooms, all of which are upstairs, are all oversized. The master, though, is gigantic at 20 x 17. That gives you plenty of room for oversized furniture (hello, California King!) as well as room for a nice sitting area, which will make this bright and airy bedroom perfect as a post-hostess retreat. Kick your feet up with a cuppa tea and relax! You’ll be able to lounge in peace with plenty of warm sunrays drifting in through the tall arched windows. You can even curl up in one of the two window seats with a good book if that’s more your speed. One thing you can’t help but fall in love with in this romantic bedroom is the exposed beam ceiling with tongue-in-groove paneling. It is so divine!
The master bathroom was recently upgraded with bamboo flooring, a Victoria + Albert free-standing tub, and a gorgeous frameless glass dual shower. The subway tile on the wall is so clean with a vintage feel, and I love the vanities in this bathroom, which offer just enough storage without being too overbearing. As Bo Parker says, this bathroom definitely brings the “wow” factor!
Now, let’s talk about what makes this backyard spectacular. It isn’t one or two things, it’s the combination and flow between all of the features. The pool and spa are sexy, of course, with clean lines and plenty of steps for you to sit down with a daiquiri and cool off with your girlfriends. The built-in crushed glass gas fire pit is gorgeous and dramatic. The built-in bar is fantastic and very functional. And of course, you definitely need to have a TV to watch the big game with your buds. When you put them all together, you have a space that is a true outdoor living room, with tons of different “stations” and “attractions” that will keep your home on the short list for the very best parties.
What do you think?