Landmark Glascock House On Lookout Mountain For Sale For $1.1 Million

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - by Jen Jeffrey

Built in the 1900s and previously owned by the Glasscock family, the house at 112 S. Bragg Ave. is now being sold by owner Elizabeth Ligon. Though this house has been updated for easy family living and to meet safety codes, it is made up of remarkable features from when it was built, such as the sandstone exterior and transom glass.

The circular drive holds ample parking for entertaining in a very large capacity. The front yard is spacious and flat for easy mowing while the back is landscaped with many beautiful hardwood trees, one of which was probably there from the start as it serves as its own form of art.

The front porch in encased with the beautiful sandstone cut meticulously to stand out. To the left the porch has an open circle of the stone, with proper drainage to avoid holding water and makes for a nice lounging area out in the sun as it overlooks the nearby gazebo.

For more enjoyment in the sun, an in ground pool in the back of the property is fenced in and has an open gazebo and deck  perfect for grilling and wet-bar. The back of the house offers a covered deck of hardwood and equipped with ceiling fans for summer comfort.

When you enter the front of the house you are faced with a lovely wide staircase that decorates the foyer stunningly.

To the right, the formal dining room holds room for a large table and comes with two corner cabinets built in. To the left the formal living area has adequate lighting from the tall but narrow windows and the fireplace is centered between two built-in bookshelves with cabinets; one side having a wide space for a television.

Encasing these two front rooms is intricate cornice with dentil molding while some entryways to other rooms have tall French-style arches which enhance the 11-foot ceilings.

The kitchen is lined with cabinet and storage space anyone would dream of having while the center island is perfect for the passionate cook to prepare meals or who loves to entertain having it serve as a buffet bar.

A study/office area also on the entry-level, provide more built in bookshelves with lofty windows providing daylight streaming in from two sides of the room.

The four-bedroom and four-and-a-half bath home features more closet and storage space than most homes built in the 1900s.

At the top of the first half of the staircase is an open landing for seating to enjoy the view from the large window that overlooks the backyard.

The bedrooms located upstairs feature a conjoining jack & jill bath between two of them while the master bedroom provides a walk-in closet as well as a luxurious master bath. All the bedrooms are very spacious and there is a built-in laundry chute that leads to the basement.

The home has been meticulously renovated to accommodate today’s lifestyles, offering sound-system wiring. Approximately 50 projects for upkeep have been done over the last twelve years.

On the lower level which can also be accessed from the back of the house holds a great room or den area perfect for mother in-law/college student living; as well as serve as a family room for children’s play. It has an area near the outside door that can serve as a work area equipped with a large sink or a wet bar.

There is also a room not quite big enough to be called a bedroom but may be perfect for a sewing room, a child’s playroom or the avid hunter’s room to hold racks, guns, and equipment or a to have as a small tool room. There is more storage with a large attic upstairs.

The home is approximately 5,563 square feet and resides in Hamilton County zoned for the Lookout Schools. The asking price is $1.1 million.

With a beautiful drive on Scenic Highway leading to the house, you will not have trouble coming up and down the mountain. You will find that part of the pleasure.

You may contact Graham Burns of The Herman Walldorf & Co..

(423) 756-2400 Office

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