Jason Will Real Estate welcomes you to experience the beauty and charm of quaint Fairhope, AL, a city frequented by artists and authors, known for its relaxed lifestyle amid fine southern culture. Considered the “second best small town in the South,” by Southern Living Magazine, this bay side community is home to our newest listing, 21920 Country Woods Drive!
This superb home offers classic comfort coupled with modern renovations, to create a simply delightful and stunning domicile. We are proud to feature the numerous amenities afforded by this property, including but not exclusive to the remodeled kitchen and living room, solar tubes, beautifully landscaped lawn and gardens, stainless steel fountain and greenhouse in the back yard! Every feature says, “Welcome Home,” but there is no better way to introduce the ambiance of a property than by speaking with the owners themselves. So, I interviewed the sellers to bring you the inside story on this exceptional home and the unique surrounding community. Please join me as we explore 21920 Country Woods Drive through the eyes of the seller.
Jason: What were the deciding factors that led you to buy this home?
Seller: We wanted a smaller development near to but not in town. Country Woods met these requirements with several significant features. It is full of well maintained but visually varied homes and grounds. The layout of Country Woods limits through traffic and allows children to safely play throughout the development.
Jason: Were schools a factor in your decision to purchase this home?
Seller: Schools were not a factor for us. However, the house is in the Fairhope school district with K-12 public schools. There are also nearby Catholic schools thru 8th grade and the Catholic high school scheduled to open in 2017 is near to the house. Other private schools are close, including Bayside Academy.
Jason: What have become your favorite aspects of the home?
Seller: The openness of the kitchen and family room. The privacy afforded us in the back yard. The large walk-in closet in the master Bedroom. The wonderful sunlight coming in through the solar tubes and skylights. Great entertainment space in the remodeled great room.
Jason: Where do you find yourself spending the most time in the home and why?
Seller: Of course we spend a lot of time in the kitchen and also the sunroom which is where we watch TV and also eat our meals because of the view out the windows into the back yard.
Jason: What improvements have you made to the property since the purchase?
Seller: During the past 10 years we have landscaped front and side yards and added lighting. In the back we have created a garden with multiple areas of plantings, a stainless steel fountain and a greenhouse. In the house we opened the kitchen & living room to create a large open concept area for entertainment. We included solar tubes and new french doors for access from the driveway. New, energy efficient windows were installed as a part of the remodel as well as thermostatically controlled attic ventilators.
Jason: Any interests or hobbies you enjoy near the property?
Seller: Fairhope is also home to miles of public bay front parks with walking trails and a pier that extends over the water for a 1/4th mile which was described by a visitor as “bootcamp for heaven” I am also a cyclist and from Hwy 104 it is easy to get to the county roads where we sometimes ride 30 to 50 miles.
Jason: What is your average utility costs in Summer and Winter?
Seller: Winter & Summer both average about $200./mo. Spring & Fall about $180./mo. Examples: January $184., July $218….April $168, May $160. …includes gas, water, sewer, power and garbage 2 adults, no children.
Jason: What will you miss most about living in or owning this property?
Seller: The spaciousness and warm feeling of this house.
Jason: What will you miss most about your neighborhood and/or surrounding community?
Seller: Wide variety of families, from young with children to retired and in between. Quiet Although there is no formal association there is a very cooperative attitude among the neighbors who will gladly help each other and work together to better the common areas. Willingness of individuals to support neighborhood activities like Halloween parties for the young ones.
We at Jason Will Real Estate believe that when you explore all that this exceptional property has to offer, you, too, will agree with the motto of The City of Fairhope, and know that “You’ve Arrived” home! To schedule your private tour, please contact our awesome sales team at (251) 866-6464!