Welcome to 276 Chet Avenue, the perfect place for a family to grow together and call home! Located in the heart of Fairhope, AL, this spacious brick and concrete board home has all the upgrades, custom features and practical elements synonymous with an elegant, yet comfortable southern home. Just minutes from the quaint downtown area of Fairhope, with its charming shops and unique eateries, this property is also convenient to major shopping attractions like Tanger Outlets in Foley and the Eastern Shore Centre in Spanish Fort! Not forgetting the white sandy shores of world famous beaches just a short drive away. From the advantages of having the larger metropolitan areas of Mobile and Pensacola within an easy commute, to retaining the small town ambience of the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, 276 Chet Avenue truly offers the best of both worlds!
The home itself, encompassed by a high elevation, .34 acre lot in prestigious Summer Lake subdivision, is enhanced by professional landscaping and a huge shade tree in the backyard. A winding sidewalk leads to a grand brick stairway and up to an expansive and inviting front porch. With three ceiling fans and ample space for comfortable furnishings, this outdoor living space overlooking the beautiful lake, is destined to be a favorite spot in the house! The custom glass front door is but a precursor to the elegant and high-end amenities found throughout the property.
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Upon entry, the open concept design enables an immediate view of the main living areas, including the large foyer, formal dining room, great room and kitchen. Gleaming hardwood floors, raised ceilings and exquisite crown molding serve to enhance the quality and grandeur of the entire home. The large formal dining room, adjacent to the kitchen, is a definite focal point with deep wainscoting and a custom coffered ceiling. In the great room enjoy the gas log fireplace, promising many cozy winter nights by the fire! With large windows throughout, an abundance of natural light enhances the contemporary color scheme, engendering an inviting and comfortable atmosphere.
Boasting a roomy 2808 square feet, with 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths, the unique floor plan actually divides the bedrooms 3 ways. This affords exceptional privacy to the master suite as well as the fourth bedroom with private bath, located upstairs. On the main floor, two additional guest bedrooms are perfect to accommodate a growing family or extended house guests. Also located on the 2nd floor is a massive bonus room! Perfect as an office, playroom, craft room or man cave, the possibilities for this extra space are endless!
For the family chef, the bright and spacious gourmet kitchen is sure to please! Complete with ceramic tile flooring, custom cabinetry and fabulous granite countertops, it is equipped with top-of-the-line amenities to make mealtime a pleasure for the whole family. All stainless steel appliances, including a gas range convey with the property. Also, the island with deep sink overlooking the lengthy breakfast bar, further adds to the connected atmosphere of the main living areas.
This residence has been enjoyed and extremely well maintained by its current owners. The following interview between the sellers and their Jason Will Real Estate Agent, sheds light on the personal side of 276 Chet Avenue, from top features of the property to the surrounding community and what the home truly has to offer:
Agent: How did you know this was the home you were meant to buy?
Seller: “We knew this was the house for us because we loved the setting across from the pond. We had visions of us sitting on the front porch in the morning having our tea and a glass of wine in the evenings. We love it!”
Agent: Were schools a factor in your decision to purchase this home?
Seller: “Although we do not have any school age children, we did consider the schools. The nearby schools are excellent and so close by. It’s definitely a plus for anyone with children in middle school or high school.”
Agent: What have become your top 5-10 favorite features of the home?
Seller: “The top 5 features of the home are:
* Front wrap around porch with beautiful view. Nice covered patio in back also.
* Open floor plan
* Large Bonus room upstairs
* Large bedroom with bath upstairs. Perfect for teenagers or guest suite
* Quiet and beautiful setting-we think it’s the best lot in the subdivision.”
Agent: Where do you find yourself spending the most time in the home and why?
Seller: “We spend most of our time in the kitchen and den. My husband does most of the cooking and I like to be in the den close by. We also spend time on the front porch and back patio.”
Agent: What are your favorite grocery stores and shops in the area?
Seller: “Our favorite grocery store is Publix on Hwy 98. We also frequently shop at the Winn-Dixie and Walmart. Also, when we need “Louisiana” products, we go to Rouses in Spanish Fort. Some favorite shops are Pat Norton’s Architect Consignment Shop on Twin Beech Road and the Southern Antique Mall on Hwy 98. Any of the shops in Fairhope are great and fun to shop. Our favorite restaurant is Gambino’s in Fairhope and and we also enjoy Felix’s on the Bay.”
Agent: Any interests or hobbies you enjoy on or near the property?
Seller: “As far as hobbies go, we like to play golf and tennis. We like the Quail Creek golf course because it’s not too difficult. The Rock Creek course is also beautiful although a bit tougher…for me at least! We don’t play tennis very often but have played at the Fairhope public courts and they are fine for our level of play. The whole area is so beautiful, just walking around the neighborhood is a pleasure.”
Agent: What will you miss most about living in or owning this property, as well as the surrounding community?
Seller: “The thing I will miss most about living here is the beauty of the area. I’m from Louisiana where the topography is very flat. Although most people would not consider Fairhope very hilly, from my perspective it is! I just love it and will miss it very much. Also, Fairhope is a wonderful community with wonderful people. I’ve developed friendships with some great people and will greatly miss them. We attend St. Lawrence Catholic Church. St. Lawrence is a wonderful parish with a vibrant faith family. I will cherish the friends I’ve made there and hope to stay in touch with them all.”
Agent: If you don’t mind me asking, why have you decided to sell your home?
Seller: “We are moving because my husband is retiring at the end of March. We’re from Louisiana and all of our family is there. My parents are elderly and I want to be close to them now. If I could, I’d move all of them here and stay!”
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