Plentiful porches

13850 Old Greenwell Springs Road
13850 Old Greenwell Springs Road

Situated on nearly five acres near Frenchtown Road, the big metal-roofed home at 13850 Old Greenwell Springs Road is surrounded by wide porches and wide open spaces. The single-story home has a gated entrance from Greenwell Springs Road, but has another driveway from Old Greenwell Springs Road in back.

You might have seen the home if you travel Greenwell Springs Road near Sullivan. It’s on the south side of Greenwell Springs just before Frenchtown Road. Surrounded by an iron and brick fence, the home is most notable for the 2,609 square feet of elevated wood porches that wrap the house on all four sides. A circular drive from Old Greenwell Springs Road leads to six brick steps onto the back porch. The front entrance also has brick steps up to the porch. The porches are lined by 27 fluted columns that surround the house. Teri Cowart, the C.J. Brown agent marketing the home, said she’s heard lots of comments from residents about the home with the metal roof and all the porches. The property also features a guest house with a two-car carport, a double garage, and a detached building with a game room.

Inside the main residence, ceramic tile is the flooring of choice. The rooms in the home are quite large, and 12-foot ceilings make the rooms seem even bigger. There are only two bedrooms in this 3,600-square-foot home, but they’re both big enough to be master suites. In fact, the full baths that accompany each bedroom are mirror images of each other. Both baths feature huge shower rooms with rain heads and full body sprays, whirlpool tubs, and furniture style single vanities.

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it was custom designed with the chef in mind. There is a commercial stainless cooking system by Saturn that features six gas burners, two ovens, a large griddle, a double fryer and two large stainless hoods to cover it all. The center island, which has as double stainless sink, is topped with a 3 cm granite slab. A commercial icemaker is at one end of the island. The kitchen cabinetry is beautiful stained cypress. A bar is at one end of the kitchen near the dining room, and a breakfast area is on the other side. A big walk-in pantry and the home’s laundry room are nearby. A half-bath is at the end of a short hall, and the large home office is behind the living room.

The current owners mainly use the rear entrance for everyday coming and going, but the front entry is a gated driveway to Greenwell Springs Road. The property is dotted with large pecan, pine and oak trees. A wide foyer leads to the home’s formal dining room, where a large chandelier illuminates the way. In fact, chandeliers are elegantly paced in several rooms of the home.

The home features tall baseboard and crown molding throughout. An elaborate security system has motion detectors and eight infrared cameras, and an intercom is connected. And with hurricane season here, there are no worries about power failures in this home. A Generac generator automatically comes on to power the whole house when the electricity goes off.

A game room with a bar is located in another detached metal-roofed building with an elevated wood porch. The only problem with all the porches might just be finding enough rocking chairs to go around.

Zoned rural, and with the commercial kitchen setup, the home could also be used as a place for weddings, receptions and other events, Cowart said.

The home will be kept open today from 2-4 p.m.

Statistics

Address: 13850 Old Greenwell Springs Road

Lot size: 415 x 500 feet (4.75 acres)

Living area: 3,600 square feet

Bedrooms: Two

Baths: Two full, one partial

Price: $750,000

Marketing agent: Teri Cowart, C.J. Brown Realtors

Contact phone: 225-268-2241