Centurion Place has long been established as an upscale development with big homes on big lots just off O’Neal Lane on the east side of the city. The home at 1254 Chariot Drive, a tall brick traditional, is nestled on three Centurion Place lots and is available now.
The builder’s home has a six-foot iron fence across the front of the property, with a wood privacy fence on the other three sides. An iron gate with a keypad allows entry to the brick-lined driveway. The three lots total about 1.5 acres.
Three wide brick steps lead up to the front entry, where the home impresses right off the bat. The foyer has polished marble floors and a grand stairway that winds up the left wall. A balcony walkway crosses over the foyer and views the vaulted great room ahead. The grand staircase is something special. Treads are oak and the balusters are painted white under an oak rail. Combined with the balcony walkway above, it’s a dramatic and inviting foyer.
The great room ceiling soars to 22 feet, offering an impressive view when walking in from the foyer. Tall windows with half sunset transoms flank a quartz fireplace with a chimney that runs to the ceiling.
Floors in the great room – and most of the home’s first floor for that matter – are sumptuous and smooth cherrywood. It’s a darker wood that contrasts nicely with the predominantly white walls in the home.
Near the grand stairway, the home’s elegant formal dining room has an eight-light chandelier and bay windows to the landscaped front yard. On the other side of the foyer, French doors lead into the home office.
Fluted cased openings as well as fluted window and door casings are examples of the fine millwork in this home. The home also has a new roof, sprinkled landscape, a 22kW generator and 828 square feet of attic space at the top of a stairway in the two-car garage, which by the way has a coated non-slip floor and an adjacent boat port. A big bonus room is located near the exit to the garage.
Cherrywood floors flow into the kitchen and breakfast room, a big space that is likely the center of most family activity. A long island in the kitchen is topped with 3cm quartz slabs, as are the countertops. The cabinetry is mahogany, stained darkly, in contrast to the quartz countertops and white paint on the walls. A beaded board ceiling that stretches the length of the long kitchen and over the breakfast room is also painted white. New appliances include a Jenn-Air glass cooktop and a microwave/oven wall combo. A stainless double undermount sink is below a window. A chair rail wraps the breakfast room, which has five windows to the side yard.
The master suite is a quiet retreat from the cares of life. More cherrywood floors and bay windows are in the master bedroom, which has double doors leading into the marble master bath. Marble vanities with a single custom mirror are along one wall across from the five-foot soaker tub. A tall walk-in shower is in a corner next to two master closets with lots of cubbies and hanging space.
The second floor is surprisingly large, and there was no scrimping up here either. The same upscale cherrywood floors and other materials are used. There’s a bonus/media room near the landing along with three big bedrooms, two that share a Hollywood bath and one with a bath of its own.
About this Home
1254 Chariot Drive
330 x 200 (1.5 acre)
4,008 square feet
Three full, one partial
Red Stick Partners