898 Mallard Lake Dr | 5 beds | 5.5 baths | 6,222 sq. ft.
Just a few minutes north of the Barnes Crossing Mall area, Mallard Lake Subdivision sits quietly with a collection of high quality homes on large, private lots. This home at 898 Mallard Lake Drive is one of the best – a custom-built home by a respected, professional builder who made sure his own home had every premium upgrade possible. The house itself offers more than 6,000 square feet of space and rests on 3-plus acres of wooded property, with a small lake on the very back edge. Simply put, it is a beautiful home on a beautiful piece of land. The front of the house has a wide green lawn with a circle drive leading up to the front porch entry. There is an additional driveway leading to the garage on the right side. The house has plenty of curb appeal with its landscaping and well maintained lawn. There is a front porch area with two seating areas.
Main Living Areas: Dining Room, Sun Room, Kitchen, and Living Room
The first step inside is incredibly impressive, with hardwood floors beneath your feet and soaring arches and a vaulted ceiling over head. The wide foyer entry is separated from the dining room by three columned arches. The ceiling here is nearly 15 feet high. The millwork and detail are perfect. At one end of the dining room is a built in china cabinet, one of many built-in cabinets throughout the house. Just beyond the large dining room is an equally large sun room with stained concrete floors, marble countertops and backsplash, vaulted ceiling and built-in wet bar with a porcelain basin sink. It’s a casual and comfortable space with style to spare. The living room is open and spacious, connecting with the gourmet kitchen. The living room has a built-in entertainment center and a gas fireplace. The kitchen is filled with custom antiqued cabinetry, granite countertops, a large center island, and custom tile backsplash behind the sink. There is also an elevated dishwasher so you don’t have to be strain your back when loading or unloading dishes. The center island has three pendant lights and a bar seating area. To the side of the kitchen is a small desk area as well as an informal dining area for casual meals at home.
The master suite is a true suite – combining a very large bedroom with a spacious, relaxing bathroom. The bedroom has ample room with sleeping areas and seating areas. The seating area has a fireplace and two chairs, with an additional desk and chair in the corner. The master bathroom is just beautiful, with two separate vanity areas, a large jetted tub with columns, and a very large walk-in shower. In addition to the vanity areas, there is also a separate powder area. Finally, there is a large walk-in closet to the rear with more than enough room for two people.
Additional Bedrooms and Bathrooms on the First Level
There are two more bedrooms on the first level of the house, as well as two more full bathrooms and one half bath. The bedrooms are all uniquely designed, good-sized rooms. Each bedroom has a stylish stained glass transom above the doorway. One of the bedrooms has a built-in study. The first bathroom has dual vanity countertop and a separate full tub/shower. The second bathroom has a single vanity with a stand up shower. Around the corner from the bedrooms is a large utility room with washer/dryer, sink and lots of cabinet space. The final half bathroom is located just off the foyer.
Basement and Second Level
In addition to the main living floor, this home has a large basement living room with ceramic tile floors and a fireplace. There is also a bathroom with stand up shower. The basement also serves a safe room in the event of a major storm with its 12-inch thick cinder block walls. The second level of the home features yet another large, open space. It is nearly equal in size to the basement area, and it also has a full bathroom with shower. It is currently setup as a large bedroom, but it could have multiple uses – guest suite, playroom, media room, in-home studio. Both spaces – the basement and the second level – give the opportunity for that friend or family member who might need an extra level of privacy with plenty of room to live.
Outdoor Spaces: Back porches, Backyard, and the Lake
The backyard begins with a massive deck area, both covered and uncovered. The covered portion has a 15-foot ceiling over a seating area, dining area and food prep area. Just beyond is the open seating area overlooking the yard below. The house actually sits atop a small hill, so the yard rolls away from the home and slopes down toward the lake. It is a beautiful view to take in. In addition to the deck, there is a second porch area behind the basement level. That porch features a brick patio covered by an arbor, but still with the same great view. Between the house and the lake there is an additional storage building for lawn equipment and other items. The lake has small deck with covered seating. It is a quiet, peaceful retreat with a breathtaking view. The final small piece of paradise in this incredibly impressive property.
898 Mallard Lake Drive is a truly unique home. The photos in the gallery will give you a good idea of the home’s style and space, but this is definitely one home that needs to be seen in person. It is simply that good. Contact the homeowner and make an appointment today to see this home up close and personal. You will be glad you did!