from the homeowners | We all long for the tranquility and peace offered by an escape into nature, but there is no denying the excitement and entertainment that comes with a urban lifestyle. Jason and Jennifer Amato, the current homeowners of 8 Huntleigh Woods love that the property offers the privacy and serenity of the countryside, while just a short drive from shops, restaurants, schools and more.

What do you like about the location?
Almost every morning and evening, we see wild deer and turkey. It’s like a peaceful, private retreat, but you’re still in the middle of everything that you want to do. You’re close to upscale shopping and restaurants, and the neighborhood itself is very walkable. We’ve loved it.

What are some standout features of the home?
All of Huntleigh Woods is very private and serene, but our lot is at the end of the cul-de-sac, so it feels even more so. We’ve done several upgrades and renovations, including redoing the kitchen and adding hardwood floors through the house. There is a really big first floor suite with custom his-and-hers closets.

Tell me about the outdoor spaces.
The back porch is definitely our favorite outdoor space. We love sitting out there with the dogs or eating dinner. It’s great for a happy hour or just reading a book on the weekends. We have a tennis court that we painted two pickleball courts onto. It’s a lot of fun to have people over to play tennis or pickle. There also is an outdoor seating area in the front. We didn’t use it much until COVID happened. We were home more, and our daughter was sent home from Vanderbilt. We would sit in the front and have happy hours together. It’s so lovely and peaceful.

How is the home for entertaining?
There are great entertainment spaces. The home feels very warm and inviting. There is a centrally located bar, which has been perfect for cocktail parties. The house is open enough for larger groups. We have a big family, and we’ve been able to host them for the holidays. You can easily seat 45 people on the first floor for Thanksgiving dinner.

What would you like the next homeowners to know?
This is really such a great family house. There are four bedrooms with ensuites on the second floor, and along with the master, the first floor has another suite that would be perfect for in-laws or a nanny. Our kids are grown, which is part of the reason we are leaving. The neighborhood is such a fun place to get to be a kid. Our nieces and nephews love getting to explore, and the neighbors are such a lovely group of people. It’s been such a warm place for us, and we’d love the same for the next family.

from the agents
“This quality-built home sits on one of the best lots in the prestigious Huntleigh Woods neighborhood.”
– Dooley Rowe Schnoebelen

Price | $3,950,000
Listing Agent | Dooley Rowe Schnoebelen
Agency | Compass Realty Group
Phone | 314.347.1658 | 314.252.8520

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