Stunning Transitional on Marquette Offers Priceless Moments For Families

When shopping for homes, many Realtors point out that of the things you cannot change about a house, its location is paramount. Don’t like the floor plan? Hire an architect. Not in love with the facade? Paint and trim. Need more bedrooms and bathrooms? Hire a builder. But the location is the one thing that is absolutely fixed. 

Besides the spacious corner lot, this listing from Allie Beth Allman & Associates Realtor Nora Lane offers something that no other listing nearby could dream of.

“You can sit on the front porch and watch your kids walk to Hyer every morning,” Lane says. “I think it’s what everyone is looking for — it’s transitional, but it’s comfortable — but that corner lot means it has a huge front yard. You can just sit on the porch and watch your kids play.”

That’s enough to earn a mention as this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. But inside, there’s even more to fall in love with. And we’re certain you’re going to swoon once you see the updated interiors of 3840 Marquette, so after you get a gander, call Lisa Peters today to make sure that you sail through your real estate transaction from bid to closing. 

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The spacious front porch of 3840 Marquette offers a great vantage of Hyer Elementary and the entire front yard.

A two-story entryway is dramatic and classic.

“Acanthus Stripe” grasscloth wallpaper from Schumacher adds some glamour to the formal dining room, which has a stunning brass chandelier.

With five bedrooms, four and a half baths, and more than 6,300 square feet, 3840 Marquette is perfectly sized for a family that loves to entertain, and at $2.871 million, it’s priced right for all of the great family-friendly features it holds. With formal living and dining rooms that feel elegant but not untouchable, and a family room that is connected to the kitchen but not at the cost of either spaces, you have tons of room for everyday life. 

The University Park home was built in 1999, but has received some top-notch renovations starting in 2014. “They completely re-did the downstairs,” Lane noted. The family room, living room, guest bath, pool bath, and kitchen were completely reimagined in 2014 by Sharon Flatley. New light fixtures were installed by Visual Comfort, which show off the beautiful hardwood floors and make the open spaces shine. 

The most notable changes occurred in the kitchen, which received “Helix” Silestone (quartz) countertops, a SubZero refrigerator, a Wolf gas cooktop and double ovens, double sinks, two dishwashers, and a Sonic Scotsman Ice Maker in the wet bar. We love the paint and lighting here, which is subtle and neutral without being a mess of all-white cabinetry. And talk about storage!

Of course, we’re fools for great wallpaper, and this home has some really fun patterns by wonderful manufacturers. There’s “Acanthus Stripe” grasscloth by Schumacher in the formal dining room, 

The guest bath has brand new marble counter tops and designer wallpaper from Clarence House called “Tibet.”

The pool bath has gorgeous wallpaper from Cole & Son out of London called “Parterre.”

While there’s a guest room on the first floor, the master suite is on the second floor. It received a complete renovation in 2015 featuring gorgeous new Ann Sacks tile in the master bath, Calcatta Crema countertops and flooring, a full steam shower, and an elegant Victoria + Albert freestanding soaking tub. The walk-in master closet also got a redo, including custom cabinetry and room for all of your accessories. 

“There’s also a private study off of the master, which is wonderful,” Lane added.

But wait! There’s more! There’s a lot more, actually, thanks to a thoughtful update last year. The sellers converted the unused attic space into a fully-carpeted game room and exercise studio. It’s a wonderful spot for video games, sleepovers, and containing all of the toys and stuff that comes along with children. 

Of course, there’s a backyard that’s just as impressive as the front yard and the rest of the home. Besides a loggia with an outdoor kitchen area, there’s also a play pool. Plus, if you’ve ever been frustrated with on-street parking in the Park Cities, then you’ll be pleased to see the three-car garage. “It’s pretty unique to University Park,” Lane said. “Not many homes have three-car garages.”

With so much going for it, we know that Lane will find a buyer for 3840 Marquette fast. It truly has everything that buyers want! 

You can see this beauty in person at the Open House this Sunday, April 15, from 1 to 3 p.m.

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