Imagine the privilege of being able craft your dream cottage from an affection you developed for a very unique style of construction, as well as harvesting the wood locally that was used to bring that vision to life. The Jason Will Real Estate Team has long history of documenting the passion of our buyers and sellers have for waterfront property and due to our geography have had ver little experience with the traditional mountain cabin. That trend was recently broken when we were hired to list 16266 McDowell Road, a property originally constructed and designed externally to compliment a much larger family home on a large lot in a very peaceful and logistically convenient area of Baldwin County. Yet, on the interior, the home is a near perfect replica of a log cabin from the north Georgia mountains.
Before I get into all the unique interior features that make this home special, it is important to note that the exterior finish is hardy concrete board and there is a spacious patio area, ideal for entertaining. From the vantage point of the door, you will notice the excellence of the lot, that extends to just over an acre in size. The infrastructure, to include the exterior storage buildings, all convey with the sale. I have visited the home in the morning and exited the home in the late evening, encountering a peaceful country setting on both occasions, that commands you to stop and appreciate it before heading back into a more fast past world a mere 15 minutes away.
As you step inside, it would appear that you take a bit of the rustic natural flare of the North Baldwin County countryside with you. The grain of the wood covering the walls and ceiling create a living space that captivates the imagination and transports you inside an authentic mountain cabin. In my mind I picture life inside to accentuate the simple pleasures of life, from the preparation of a home cooked meal to that last sip of morning coffee before starting the workday. The home is in pristine condition, with literally nothing to fix or upgrade, as our sellers have thought of every detail and left no weekend projects unfinished. The high ceilings create a refreshing openness that does not take away from the cozy living space, which includes the combination of the living room, dining area and kitchen. The master bedroom is located on the first floor, adjacent to the guest bedroom. Upstairs you will find a private loft bedroom, with its own bathroom and sitting area. For me, it was the attention to detail and the obvious fondness of old world ingenuity, that made this simple dream cottage into such a creative masterpiece.
In addition to the nostalgic construction and valuable amenities of the property, it is important to mention the logistical benefits of the location. We encounter many homebuyers at Jason Will Real Estate looking to escape the rules of their Home Owner’s Association and be able to experience a little more room to roam. Space for a garden, a workshop and a spot to park a boat or camper, are high priorities for the rural house hunters as well. This home, located toward the end of a quiet country road, is convenient to both Interstate 10 and Interstate 65, as well as popular shopping and dining options of the Eastern Shore and Downtown Bay Minette. Being north of Interstate 10 also offers buyers a chance to escape the high wind coverage costs, that exist closer you get to Mobile Bay.
The simple southern elegance of 16266 McDowell Road must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. For more information or to schedule a private tour of Bay Minette homes for sale with land, call the sales office of the Jason Will Real Estate Team at 251-866-6464.