At 8,000 square feet, there's plenty of room in this Tanglewood home for all your friends—and all the new ones you'll make when your house becomes the designated gathering spot on the block. This 2016 custom-build by Brian Thompson, designed by Travis Mattingly with interiors by Laura Weaver, is tailor-made for entertaining thanks to spacious rooms and flex spaces with generous proportions.
Listed for $3.7 million with John Daugherty Realtors, the Riverview Way home is minutes from nearby Tanglewood Park and dangerously close to both barbecue (The Brisket House) and Tex-Mex (Cyclone Anaya's). Not that you'd have to leave for food—the elegant, gourmet island kitchen is a selling point here thanks to light, bright fixtures, state-of-the-art appliances, and a charming brick archway that leads to the open living space. There's also a butler's pantry, wet bar, and adjoining home office.
A cozy den with triple-mounted televisions and the adjacent entertainment pavilion will quickly become the hang-out spots here. The latter makes for optimal indoor-outdoor living, thanks to brick walls and a built-in fireplace, sliding glass doors, plenty of seating, an outdoor kitchen, and rustic, wood-beam ceilings. Elsewhere outside, there's room for spillover on the patio and around a fire pit, all surrounded by a manicured lawn.
Inside, five bedrooms means plenty of sleeping space should all those friends decide to stay over. The master suite boasts cathedral ceilings and a luxurious bathroom with a soaking tub, enclosed shower, and separate dressing rooms. Upstairs are four more bedrooms, including a whimsical bunk room and others with quaint, ladder-accessible loft spaces. An elevator leads to the third-floor flex room, which is plumbed for possible future use as another bathroom—there are already five plus two half-baths elsewhere in the house.
Of course, all those guests need space to park, and even that comes in spades: Dual driveway gates enclose a large motor court, plus a two-car porte-cochere and three-car garage.