Driving past one of the nicest subdivision entrances around, visitors to Lexington Place expect to see fine homes, manicured lots and even some waterfront property. The home at 3123 Grand Way Avenue gives them all that and more.

Lexington Place is a luxury development off Nicholson Drive south of Tiger Stadium. This week’s feature home sits on a prime waterfront lot with a fountain in the lake directly behind the single-story brick and stucco residence. An aggregate and brick sidewalk leads from the parking area to a slate porch and double entry doors of the French style home.

Inside, a wide foyer and warm hand-scraped wood floors greet guests. The home is light and airy, with tremendous attention to detail. The triple crown molding is flawless, the baseboards are tall, and cased entries and furniture style cabinetry showcase this home’s millwork and finish detail. Two tall white columns flank the cased entry to the living room, and the formal dining room to the left has a big wood window with nine lights. The living room, formal dining room, foyer and master bedroom all have the hand-scraped wood flooring, while the kitchen, keeping room and bathrooms have travertine tile.

With views to the lake out back through tall windows, the living room is bright, with a furniture style cabinet flanking a fireplace with tall fluted posts up to the ceiling. The formal dining room has a tall cased entry leading past a walk-in pantry to the kitchen, which is splendid with its “Cookies ‘n’ Cream” 3cm granite counters and center island. There is a Thermador gas cook top and matching dishwasher among the stainless appliances in this kitchen. The painted and crowned cabinetry has a nice rope inlay, and the backsplashes are travertine. Also included are a double stainless undermount sink and a granite bar facing the keeping room.

The wide open space near the kitchen could either be a large keeping room or a keeping room plus breakfast area, depending on how the furniture is arranged. Interior designer Joy Toural of Stoma’s placed the sofa facing the keeping room, leaving room for a table and chairs below a tall window in the breakfast area. The keeping room has a wall of windows — 18 lights in all — facing the lake, and another tall fine furniture style cabinet.

Just out back is a large slate porch with an outdoor kitchen that has a stainless sink, granite counters, and a beaded board ceiling with a fan. It’s the perfect spot for a cup of coffee and the newspaper on quiet mornings along the water’s edge.

The triple split floor plan of the home has the formal dining room and a pair of bedrooms with a Hollywood bath up front, a guest suite with a bedroom and full bath in back, and the master suite on the opposite side. The winding master bath has two separate vanities with 3cm “Cookies ‘n’ Cream” counters below large framed mirrors. There are two large closets with lots of shelves and hanging space all the way up to the ceiling, a 6-foot whirlpool tub and a tall travertine shower. There’s even room for a second toilet in this large bathroom. The laundry is conveniently located nearby, and it has a decorative window to the front yard. The home also has an oversized two-car garage with a storage room.

This beautiful home will be kept open today from 2-4 p.m.? Don’t miss your chance to see what luxury life is like past the tile-roofed guard’s building in beautiful Lexington Estates.


Address: 3123 Grand Way Avenue

Lot size: 80 x 204 x 80 x 204 feet

Living area: 3,129 square feet

Bedrooms: Four

Baths: Three full, one partial

Price: $553,900

Marketing agent: Laura Gilliland, Keller Williams Realty, Red Stick Partners

Contact phone: 225-335-4419