503 Brier Branch Rd
GRAYSVILLE, TN 37338 | $390,000
3 BR / 2 FULL, 1 HALF BATH / 3,560 sQ FT
COUNTRY ROADS TAKE ME HOME to this beauty in the exclusive, gated community of Brier Branch with a fishing pond and a pavilion for use by all residents.
If you're looking for privacy and security and you want to live in a gorgeous home, you should see this one! Sitting on 1.5 wooded acres this custom-built home was finished in 2017 and now needs a new family.
Nestled on the hillside you can enjoy the beauty and quiet of the surroundings from the rocking chair front porch or the lovely screened porch in the back.
Luxury finishes include an open concept, hardwood floors throughout, a gorgeous high-end kitchen, heated floors in the master bath, dual-purpose fireplace (can burn either wood or propane), a huge three car garage and more storage than you can believe. So whether you prefer burning wood or using propane you’ll be covered either way with the dual-purpose fireplace. This home is absolutely like new and doesn't even have picture holes in the walls. Just move in and make it your own!
The sellers hate to leave their dream home but circumstances have changed and they will be moving closer to family. They have a beautiful story of how they came to live at Brier Branch that I would love to share with you and I have copied it below for your review.
Brier Branch subdivision is located just minutes off Hwy 11 and is only 15 minutes to shopping and 30 minutes to the Hixson / Northgate area. It's such an easy, beautiful drive you'll already be relaxed when you get home.
Call today and make an appointment to see this great home.
"JOURNEY TO BRIER BRANCH" AND OTHER COMMENTS FROM SELLERS:
The allure of the mountains brought us to the Chattanooga area 18 years ago in search of retirement property. We looked at several properties in this area, but we kept coming back to the Brier Branch subdivision because of the recreational amenities and the gated security access. It was the perfect mix of what we wanted for retirement living. I wanted a place to hunt and fish and Patricia wanted to feel like she was living in a tree house. The property was far enough out of town to enjoy the beauty, the peace and quiet of the mountains and still be close enough to Chattanooga and Hixson to enjoy all the big city amenities. This was to be our “forever home”. Being 81 years older and other extenuating circumstances have caused us to rethink our place here. Our youngest daughter and son-in-law just moved to north Georgia last year and wanted us to be closer to them.
The design of our home was based on three basic principles. We wanted an open floor plan with a main floor master bedroom. We wanted room to expand if one of our kids decided to live with us and we wanted lots of storage space. We accomplished that and then some with other design features. We have 9’ ceilings throughout the main floor and a cathedral ceiling in the master bedroom. Patricia hears very well, so the laundry area needed to be on the opposite side of the house so it didn’t bother her when napping. We had sound barrier insulation put in the wall between the living room and master bedroom and installed an exterior door in the bedroom entry doorway to minimize unwanted noise in the bedroom. Patricia wanted a private study off the master bedroom that she could call her “nest” where she could read, enjoy TV, watch the birds, the deer and other wildlife, without being bothered by what ever was going on in the rest of the house. A large shower with zero threshold entry, heated floors and separate vanities in the master bathroom were also in order. We took advantage of space under the stairwell for my
office. We designed a large walk-in pantry and, with a little engineering, carved out some hidden storage space under the stairs. We specified a dual purpose fireplace so we could burn either wood or propane for supplemental heating. The fireplace mantel is a replica of one found in a plantation home, circa 1880. All the exterior walls have blown-in cellulose insulation. The entire garage is insulated and has insulated doors. Insulating the garage ceiling provided for bonus room floor insulation as well. The house is wired for fiber optic and Cat 6 cabling for the most up to date communication and entertainment capabilities. The bonus room design included wall studs, ceiling joists and electrical wiring to lighting and outlets, to make it simpler for future living space expansion. A staircase from the garage to the bonus room was installed to provide access, without having to go through the house. On the outside, we intended to minimize the footprint of the house and cleared as few of the trees as we could to maximize the privacy of the home. We made a pointed effort to minimize water erosion by routing rain water through gutters and underground piping to the property edges. We designed, installed and finished a concrete driveway, with creek rock shoulders, that provides maximum traction in all weather conditions and minimizes rainwater runoff erosion. We can hardly see our neighbors in the Spring and Summer. In the winter, we have a good view of the lake, the mountains on the other side of the lake and some beautiful sunsets. From our screened back porch we can enjoy the beauty of the woods, the wildlife and cool summer breezes. The end result of our imagination and efforts is that we live in a large elaborate tree house that is well suited to our needs.
Living in Brier Branch has met our expectations and we’re sad to be leaving. We have plenty of friendly neighbors, who respect each others privacy, a stocked 18 acre fishing lake and trails around the subdivision, for hiking and horseback riding. The HOA organizes seasonal events and cook outs at the lake pavilion for all to enjoy.