Photos Keith Beauchamp
A recognizable home to most locals by its striking Cape Cod-like exterior, this exquisite 4.19-acre estate just minutes from the heart of Downtown Rome lines the leisurely flowing Coosa River and overlooks the historic Coosa Country Club. From the moment you drive onto the circular driveway, you are greeted by the outspread ranch and overtaken by its elegant charm.
As you enter through the covered porch and continue through the foyer, the horizon opens to an endless amount of entertaining space, a dreamy chef’s kitchen, and stunning views of the outdoor living space overlooking the backyard that gently meets the river’s edge.
The recently remodeled kitchen features marble countertops, double ovens, an induction stove, built-in refrigerator and a walk-in pantry. A second butler’s kitchen down the hall makes hosting cocktail parties, fundraisers and holidays a breeze.
It’s no secret that space is abundant in this dreamy abode, but the manner in which the space is allocated highlights the home’s 1940s design. From the family room, sightlines are open from the breakfast area to the kitchen, to the custom built-in bar, to the sitting room and formal dining, all maintaining breathtaking views of the outdoors.
The immaculate home boasts six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, including a large two-bedroom studio apartment and an in-law or au pair suite on the main floor. The apartment features its own kitchen and full bath, as well as a private staircase entrance, a private deck and incredible second-story views of the property.
The luxurious master suite is situated on the back wing of the main level with an adjoining private study with fireplace, a nursery and doors leading out to the backyard. The master bath boasts opulence with separate sinks, a steam shower and a magnificent meandering closet with built-in cabinetry.
Escape to the outdoors for a dip in the custom-designed pool with diving rock, and enjoy grilling in the outdoor living space with the outdoor TV perfectly hung above the wood burning fireplace. As the sun sets, it’s a dream to watch the last light bounce off of the river from the one-of-a-kind private dock perched above the Coosa River.
The lush landscape includes fig, tea olive, and oak trees, dazzling hydrangeas, and a raised vegetable garden. It attracts bird species year round, but the bluebirds are an especially spectacular sight to see.