Home buyers are becoming more and more discerning. They not only want big kitchens and expansive spaces to entertain family and friends, but they also want those luxury elements that take a property from being just a great home to a real showstopper.
Erin Krueger of The Erin Krueger Team at Compass in Nashville and her all-women team of Realtors ® know all about luxury, and right now, they’re representing a property that they believe encompasses everything a buyer could need and want. Custom-built by Chandelier Development and located in the boutique gated community of Marshall Place in Brentwood, it’s filled with many of the in-demand extras buyers are seeking today.
With over 7,500 square feet of living space, the home makes an impression before people even walk inside. “There’s an Iron Lion front door which is just a must for luxury in the Middle Tennessee area,” she says. “Iron Lion is a local company out of Fairview that does exceptional work. The door is made of steel and has beautiful glass work - it just makes a statement.”
Instead of the more traditional living space on the main floor and bedrooms on the second floor, this home has a primary wing on the main floor, which is now more common than ever. “Main floor living is something that is very much in demand here in the Nashville area,” says Erin. “Buyers like that separation, and what's great about this home is there are two bedrooms on the main floor - a primary and a guest room - and then the other bedrooms are upstairs.”
Some of the things buyers will notice right away in the home are the unique and surprising details in every room. “There is this beautiful custom bar with custom cabinets,” she says. “This bar is open to the dining area that is great for entertaining, but the real focal point is the stone wine cellar. As you walk from the foyer into the living room, instead of putting a drywall there, they made it a glass wall so you can see all of the wine displayed. It’s a real work of art.”
Erin says a lot of buyers are also looking to incorporate organic accents. “One of the things you're going to see, for instance, is a beautiful white oak accented fireplace. Then you’ll notice a blend of those elements with blacks and whites, which is very popular.” For example, the primary en suite bathroom has a massive and beautiful matte black tub with white quartz countertops on the light-wood vanities. “Here you're seeing the organic with the juxtaposition between the statement of black and white.”
Wooden beams adorn the ceiling in the living room, combining a modern design with a little bit of the rustic. “That transitional style is really what people are looking for in homes.”
Thoughtful details can be found in even the most practical places. “There’s a beautiful laundry/all-purpose room that has a matte black look with gold fixtures and a slate herringbone tile. It's just really dramatic and might actually make you want to do laundry.”
The outside of the home doesn’t disappoint either, and has many of the features home buyers require. Right in the heart of Brentwood, its location is accessible to everything including top-rated schools. “It sits on a one-acre flat lot which are few and far between in this area, so that's a big plus,” says Erin. “It's also in a gated community, and we don’t have a lot of those in Middle Tennessee.” This is a huge bonus for buyers who want a higher level of privacy and security.
Since the backyard is a prime spot for a pool, she has already acquired renderings to show to prospective buyers. “We have such great weather here and people can sit outside under the covered patio and turn the backyard into their own oasis. I really want to show buyers what can be done.”
The Erin Krueger Team at Compass handles luxury listings throughout Nashville and Davidson and Williamson Counties. “We have a proven history,” says Erin. “All of our listings are beautifully staged and marketed to garner the best result. We constantly look at analytics and position properties to get them in front of the right buyers.”
Erin has an all-star team. “It’s all about collaboration. I've been doing this for nearly 20 years and have had a team for nearly 10 years, and it's important to find the right people. Our most important asset is culture. My team members are of all different ages and backgrounds. They bring so many different qualities to the team, and together we can bring so much value. I think that has really contributed to our success, not only on a local level, but on a national level.”