Lakeside Property

How do you enhance a lakefront rental? With a ground plan

Invoice Lewis, Particular to Nashville Tennessean / USA TODAY NETWORK — TENNESSEE
Revealed 5:00 a.m. CT Sept. 24, 2019



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Wanda Sloan enjoys the view of Previous Hickory Lake from nearly each room of her new Revery Level condominium, however she’s nonetheless glad she redrew the ground plan. As an alternative of overlooking the lake, her master suite is a part of a non-public “grasp wing” the place two visitor bedrooms would have been.

The visitor bed room is positioned the place the grasp was deliberate, with a sweeping view of the lake proper exterior the window.

“I utterly redid the entire ground plan,” mentioned Sloan.

Sloan and her husband, Ed, are shifting from Goodlettsville’s Twelve Stones group to Revery Level, positioned in Gallatin’s Foxland Harbor neighborhood. Their luxurious rental is steps away from the lake, a swimming pool and a health facility.

Membership in Tennessee Grasslands nation membership will give them entry to clubhouses and 18-hole golf programs in Foxland and in neighboring Fairvue Plantation.

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Wanda and Ed Sloan’s rental in Revery Level has 2,660 sq. toes, however the open ground plan makes it really feel bigger. (Picture: Shawn Cordon Actual Property Pictures)

Curiosity in condos is excessive

For anybody hoping to develop into their neighbor, there are simply two alternatives remaining. Twenty of the 22 condos constructed up to now in Revery Level have been bought. One two-bedroom residence is available on the market for $385,000 and one three-bedroom is offered for $575,000, mentioned Joe Godfrey, Foxland’s president.

He expects them to be bought quickly. And patrons are already approaching him concerning the subsequent constructing in Revery Level. Building hasn’t begun and patrons must wait till fall 2021 to maneuver in, however that hasn’t dampened curiosity.

Pre-sales have already begun “for individuals who’ve been monitoring us down,” mentioned Godfrey.

Demand for the primary two buildings has been robust. Each of the mannequin properties in Revery Level have been snapped up by patrons, mentioned Bailey Godfrey, Foxland’s director of gross sales and advertising and marketing.

The eating space has an unobstructed view of Previous Hickory Lake. There are chandeliers all through the rental. (Picture: Shawn Cordon Actual Property Pictures)

Smaller ground plan fits way of life

Most patrons are downsizing from a lot bigger homes. Wanda and Ed Sloan, for instance, are reducing their dwelling house in half. They’re shifting from a 5,700-square-foot home to 2,660 sq. toes within the rental.

That’s nice with them. There have been rooms in the home they hardly ever used.

“We needed to be comfy,” mentioned Wanda Sloan. “Proper now what we use in the home is the good room, the kitchen and the main bedroom.”

Smaller is best so far as Wanda Sloan is worried. Throughout her redesign of the rental’s ground plan, she made modifications to suit their way of life

“My favourite half is the kitchen and the good room. It’s an easy kitchen to have a celebration in,” she mentioned.

The brand new grasp is comparatively small, however that’s on function.

“I didn’t care if it was small. At first we had a fire. I saved making it smaller and the closets larger,” mentioned Wanda Sloan.

Actually larger. The grasp closet fills the house that was initially deliberate to be the third bed room.

The large pantry is hidden behind what look like cupboard doorways. Within the baths and kitchen, the sinks and counter tops are designed to be greater than traditional.

“You don’t need to bend over,” she mentioned.

The counter tops within the connoisseur kitchen and within the baths are all greater than traditional so no bending over is required. (Picture: Shawn Cordon Actual Property Pictures)

Every room may have a large-screen tv. The lanai may have one as effectively, however anybody enjoyable there might choose the direct view of the lake.

The inside was designed by Baylor Bone Interiors in Hendersonville. Designers Baylor Anne Bone and Gail Hancock designed the inside and labored with Wanda Sloan to decide on finishes and paint colours, that are tender neutrals. They chose the chandeliers for every room.

Bone and Hancock additionally designed the inside of the Sloans’ house in Twelve Stones, which was constructed for the 2001 Parade of Properties.

The rental combines style and comfort, mentioned Hancock.

“We hearken to their way of life earlier than we ever begin a venture,” she mentioned.

Extra actual property information: Extra new condos, properties accredited in Gallatin

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