Waco home listings for people who need a lot of living space | Local News

Tucked away in a private cul-de-sac within Hidden Valley, the premier community featuring some of the most desirable homes in Central Texas, this decadent, masterfully crafted home benefits from its unique location within the neighborhood, imaginative use of space, and stellar details; all of which artfully manifest in a home befitting the pages of “Architectural Digest” while still retaining an air of comfort and approachability. From its palatial front façade to the artisan interior touches, no aspect of this home’s construction went without careful planning, an insightful envisioning of everyday use, or a curative selection ensuring that despite the home’s rich aesthetic, restrained sophistication and a true feeling of home emanate throughout. — Upon reaching the peak of the home’s magnificent entry stairs, soaring double doors and masterly crafted masonry hint at what’s to come. Once inside, handsome natural elements and an abundance of natural light perfectly transition from outside to inside, beautifully highlighting the interior architectural splendor and views of the backyard pool; all with an intriguing sense of occasion. Sprawling across two stories and 7,861 square feet, every aspect of this seven-bedroom, five-bathroom (plus a powder room!) home produces draw dropping awe. Spacious and open, the central corridor of the home acts as the main gathering area for both entertaining and family events. At the front, the considerable formal dining area easily accommodates seating for more than fourteen chairs and overlooks the prominent formal living room. Cloaked in a wall of glass overlooking the spectacular pool and backyard area, this room is always a crowd pleaser as it easily transitions to the eat-in kitchen, backyard kitchen, breakfast room, and family room; all while featuring the beautiful, soaring stone fireplace and matching archway prominently. — In the home’s kitchen, an area so meticulously planned and perfectly executed, not one, but two islands, a full suite of professional grade, Monogram appliances (two ovens, a 48” gas range, built in refrigerator, range hood, and microwave), book matched natural stone, dual sinks, a wall mounted pot filler, bar seating for six (yes, SIX !!!), and expansive cabinetry storage all work in concert to not only wow, but yield useful, practical space well suited to any occasion! Highlighted by a most alluring shade of blue and complemented by the cavernous primary pantry and a handy butler’s pantry (especially when entertaining), you simply won’t find a kitchen as accommodating anywhere in Texas. Offsetting the kitchen, the home’s family room showcases a second “mini kitchen” and wet bar which allow guests and friends to stay comfortable while also making for an excellent family night in. With direct access to the outdoor kitchen and patio, this room can even be transformed into an alfresco experience with dual, insulated doors neatly partitioning the room from the outdoors or the main home, independently. Nearby the smartly decorated powder room is ideally placed for guests while the secondary hallway yields excellent access to the massive laundry room (complete with dual washing machine and dual dryer connections) and family cubby space off the garage. — Behind the prominent, main fireplace, the owner’s wing is nothing short of delightful. Delivering space and elegance in spades, this wing alone offers so many unexpected surprises and amenities! A truly custom and unique space unto itself, the library showcases 12′ tall Alderwood trimmed bookcases, ample space for a significant book collection, and a hidden panic room entrance (or personal hideaway when quarantining or day sleeping). Adjacent to the satisfyingly opulent, but tasteful library, the primary suite features an additional, exceptional stone fireplace, incredible bathroom, brilliant, in room wet bar and butler pantry, and closet space so vast, it’s likely you’ll confuse each of the two , substantial closets for actual bedrooms. Another area enhanced by exceptional planning and execution; the entire suite brilliantly serves multiple schedules while still allowing for a quiet retreat without disturbing a sleeping spouse. With continued, fabulous views and access to the backyard patio; this is one suite you’ll never want to leave! — Across the home, rounding out the main floor, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a rare, but super prized hobby room are situated to afford maximum privacy and seclusion but easy access from the home’s main living areas via the main or secondary hallways. Designed as an optional mother-in-law suite, one of the bedrooms is large enough and secluded enough to double as a second primary suite, boasting private ensuite access and impressive closet space. With built-ins galore and a nod to maintaining a busy family schedule, this very well may be the ultimate floor plan!