A COUNTRY ESTATE OF ENDURING APPEAL
The word vintage may have varying meanings. Discounting the wine related implications, the lasting definition relates to those things of high quality with an enduring appeal; timeless in charm and attractiveness. Such is the case of the home and property at 1025 Brafford Drive, Concord, NC. Physically close to Concord proper and I-85; light years away in privacy, this one of a kind estate offers a well-designed and built home with all the extras, pristine property, and complete facilities for care of your animals. Travel down a scenic road and turn onto a tree shrouded drive; cross a bridge over a stream and wind your way up to this special home sequestered in hardwoods. Timeless grace coupled with numerous upgrades and updates, each with the highest possible quality define this estate. The immaculately kept home satisfies all your needs; spacious, special private spots, and unique entertainment spaces. With over 6,370 sf this home artfully combines the formal and casual. The main level features a spacious master suite with spa-like bath, living room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, large laundry room w/adjoining half-bath, den with fireplace, powder room, and a sun room with walls of windows providing views of the backyard oasis and beyond to the lake. Relax, read or play your piano in the living room; enjoy the fireplace or entertainment center in the den; prepare meals for few or many in the efficient gourmet kitchen; serve holiday meals for family and friends in the exquisite, chandeliered dining room; take casual meals or just relax and enjoy the views and tranquility of the sun room; and at the end of the day retire to your private suite. Each room has its own personality and special touches. Those special touches speak to the enduring appeal of this wonderful home; wood, tile and wool carpeting on the floors, extensive use of governors paneling, dental crown molding, recessed lighting, chandeliers, ceiling fans, custom cabinets, updated top-of-the-line appliances, granite counter tops, skylights, abundant windows, built-in bookcases/shelves; quality and attention to detail throughout. Four (4) generous and well-appointed guest bedrooms and two (2) full bathrooms are located on the 2nd level, each characterized by those special touches. One guest room offers private stair access to the garage. The main guest bath has been recently renovated to include custom cabinets with marble counter tops, marble floor, frameless glass/stone shower with body jets and built-in sundries niche and benches. The ultimate recreation/game room occupies the lower level and includes mahogany governors paneling, stone wood-burning fireplace, coffered ceiling, sitting area, billiards space, game table area, custom professional bar and a completely furnished, full kitchen. The kitchen rivals even the best restaurant; custom cabinets w/granite, center island, tile floor, all stainless Kitchenaid appliances to include: professional 8-burner gas range & double oven, microwave, 48” side-by-side refrigerator w/freezer drawer, 2 dishwashers (one at bar) and a pantry. This incredible space is the gateway to the outside living spaces, and combined offer a rare entertainment venue; two (2) separate French Doors flanking the large stone fireplace open to the pool deck. Here flagstone decking surrounds a freshwater, heated pool w/boulder waterfalls and hot tub. A covered patio shelters a pool-side sitting area and a large stone bar with grill, copper hood, sink, ice maker, dishwasher, ceiling fans, TV and speakers. Enjoy the serenity of the poolside gardens, rock stream flowing through the boulders, and the Koi lake, or the large stone firepit. For ultimate serenity find your way to the meditation platform among the hardwoods. Outdoor living is easy here, but it doesn’t stop with the pool area; continue to the large spring-fed, stocked lake. Surrounded by weeping willows, picnic on the grassy lawn around the lake, or fish for bass, catfish and bream. With a dock and boat house this picturesque spot offers yet another place to enjoy nature. For the kids and/or grandkids there is a recently renovated tree house nearby. To accommodate your animals, this farm likewise offers numerous amenities. Near the lake, there are three (3) lower pastures w/run-in sheds. Four-strand high tensile fencing is utilized for each of these pastures. The upper pasture has board fencing and a shed row barn, 3 stalls, tack room, feed room, hay loft, water and electricity. Perfect for horses. For your other animal friends there is a goat yard with jungle gym and goat house and a sublime chicken house with concrete floor, insulation and windows. The practical was not forgotten here, the home has basement workshop with work bench and storage. There is a floored attic with attic fan for storage. The property also has equipment storage and a 4-vehicle carport (in addition to the 3-car, side-loading garage). While an overused term, 1025 Brafford Drive is absolutely unique. A vintage property with enduring appeal; timeless charm and grace.