1919 Shepard Road, Wildwood
from the homeowners | Kelly Boyd says she and her husband Kevin purchased this property 15 years ago after learning the father of a close friend was selling it. “We had seen the house and loved how it was positioned, well above the road on a gorgeous piece of land,” Kelly says. “The whole property is so warm and inviting, we just fell in love. We knew it would be perfect for entertaining friends and family.” A video tour of the luxurious home is available at aliciacop.com.
What are some of the home’s standout features?
It has four fireplaces, a beautiful open-concept kitchen with a huge island and high-end appliances, wire-brushed hardwood flooring throughout the main level, two master suites, and lots of other beautiful touches. The home’s openness and natural flow served our lifestyle perfectly. I am co-owner of a home staging company, so I’ve enjoyed designing the spaces to make this house our own.
How is it for working remotely?
This house is perfect for professionals working from home. We transformed a main-floor living space into a large, two-room office, and it has worked very well for my husband and me. There are workstations, a peninsula and everything you’d want in a comfortable home office.
What other improvements have you made?
We recently added more than 1,100 square feet of living and recreational space to the lower level. It has high ceilings, a media area for gaming and watching sports, and plenty of room for a sectional sofa. It also features a large bar and an alcove that can be used for dining or game tables.
Does the home’s layout work well for parties?
It’s great for gatherings and special occasions. On the main level, the kitchen, living and entertaining areas are close together, and there is an open walkway with a long butler bar where we always served hors d’oeuvres and dessert. It’s set up so people can sample the food easily as they are walking by. The entire space is very open, but it’s connected enough that the environment is comfortable and intimate.
What about overnight guests?
There’s plenty of room for family and friends to stay. The new lower-level space is very functional and would make a great in-law or rental suite. There is plenty of sleeping space and a full bath, and the area has its own entry with a driveway leading up to it.
Describe the outdoor space.
The site is very secluded, and there is a large front lawn. The gorgeous lot has a wooded area adjoining it, and the neighbors all have lots of at least an acre, so it’s very private.
from the agent
“The home’s gourmet kitchen flows into a stunning family room.”
Listing price | $1,190,000
Listing agent | Alicia Cop
Agency | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties
Phone | 314.609.1647 | 636.394.2424
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