Photos Keith Beauchamp
Elbow room. That is what a buyer will get with the purchase of the property at 9 Angeo Road in Rome, Georgia. Both indoors and outdoors, this is the ideal place for a family who needs room to grow, to spread their wings, and to explore new interests, hobbies, and possibilities. The home sits on twelve sweeping acres along the Coosa River. In a real estate market where location is everything, it’s important to point out this property is in the desirable Rivermont subdivision, just off Horseleg Creek Road. Here, the lots are large — many in the tens of acres — so it is a wonderful neighborhood for those who value their privacy but do not wish to live in total isolation.
Making a good first impression
Upon first approach, one of the striking features of this home is the deep, double-decker porches that stretch across the front of the house and down one side. The elevation of the second story porch makes it a great place to sit, have a cup of coffee, and take in the impressive vista. This 5,800 square foot home has six bedrooms — two of which are masters with private access to the outside — and five and a half baths.
Entering the foyer, a visitor is greeted with a high ceiling, a staircase, and double French doors leading to a seating area and a formal dining room. Visually, the living room is the focal point of the home. A wide stone fireplace reaches to an exposed wood beam ceiling. The height of the ceiling gives the already-spacious room the appearance of being even more so. The room also has hardwood floors and its own wet bar. This room, though large, feels somehow cozy, welcoming to family and friends alike.
The kitchen is not only huge, it’s also a chef’s dream workspace. State-of-the-art appliances are showcased among gleaming wood cabinets and hardwood floors. A large eat-in island provides ample room for preparing a simple meal or a feast. With a nod to Italian architecture, the gas range is inset within an arched brick alcove. Glass doors and large windows at one end of the kitchen allow plenty of space for a breakfast table for more intimate, casual dining.
The master bedrooms feature large bathrooms with built-in wooden cabinets and walk in showers. In one of the masters, double doors lead to a walled-in gated courtyard with a bench, table and chairs, a tranquil getaway. As a bonus feature, a coffee bar sits right off this bedroom. The other bedrooms are all generous sizes; one presently serves as a game room.
Off the kitchen, there is a cozy keeping room where one can relax before a large brick fireplace and read a book or visit with a friend (ideally, while someone else does the cooking).
In addition, there is a workshop/storage room, a laundry room right off the kitchen, a sun porch, a two-car garage, and loads of outdoor space for parking.
A picturesque view
Outdoors, the property is a mixture of manicured lawns, a field, and woodland. The entire stretch of the riverfront is wooded, providing additional privacy for the home. There are seven acres of fenced pasture, which includes a stable for three horses and a tack room for the storage of riding gear. Though the present owners don’t keep horses, this property is primed and ready for equestrians. Direct access to the Coosa River is convenient for the outdoor enthusiast, offering opportunities for canoeing, fishing, and kayaking. Also, of special interest to nature lovers, the expansive property is frequented by various kinds of wildlife, including deer, geese and wild turkeys.
The home’s backyard is well designed for outdoor living. Everything about this large entertainment area is new, including the wooden fence that surrounds it. There is an oversized deck, perfect for grilling out, hosting parties, or just lounging about, and a beautiful, brand new saltwater swimming pool. Also, a sturdy, lighted poolside cabana offers shade and plenty of room for seating. The gently sloping elevation of the home gives a panoramic view of the field below from the backyard.
Indoors and outdoors
When asked what her favorite part of the property is, current owner Michelle is at a loss to decide. She says, “It’s one of two things, I think. It’s either the view of the outdoors from the deck, or it’s the view of the rock fireplace in the living room. I could just sit for hours and stare at them both.” Both of these beautiful, relaxing views can be enjoyed for years to come. There’s room to wander, room to grow. Michelle and her family hope the next owners of 9 Angeo Road will love the place as much as they have.