As you travel past glorious miles of green grass along Greensward Drive or Fenway Road, you cannot help but notice the vast amounts of painted white fences that line the road. These are the symbols that have come to define the community known as New Albany.
Founded in 1837, New Albany remained no larger than four or five hundred residents until the late 1980s when Limited Brands Founder Leslie Wexner discovered “the country not far from the city” and made it one of his permanent residences.
At the time of Wexner’s discovery, the town had a mixture of dense woods and open fields, making up the then unspoiled landscape. Today, for many reasons, New Albany has become extremely popular for single professionals and families relocating to the Columbus Area.
For the professional, it’s only a quick 15-minute commute to downtown Columbus, and a 10-minute drive to the Airport. Families, on the other hand, flock to New Albany for the superior public school system, the array of ongoing children’s activities, and highly attended community sponsored events.
As stated before, the white picket fences are a dead giveaway that you are entering New Albany, but so is the Georgian Brick Architecture that identifies all but about 30 homes in area. However, nestled just a short walk from Fenway and a quick bike ride from the New Albany Country Club you will find an area of homes that offers its residents alternative options.
The stone and stucco exteriors of the properties at The Reserve at New Albany welcomes residents with a flair for southern living charm or perhaps the desire to live in New Albany with alternative options other than Georgian Architecture. It also offers the amenities of a quaint English Village neighborhood and hosts a pond with fountain upon both north and south entrances.
This featured home greets you with a gated courtyard entry across from the island boulevard of natural trees. As you enter the home, you are welcomed by hardwood floors throughout the foyer, the first floor den and a glorious staircase. The main level kitchen hosts gourmet appliances, granite countertops and a custom marble backsplash. The large eat-in kitchen also offers room for stools at the snack bar island and a separate breakfast room that opens to the great room.
The flair of European style is unleashed in the great room with amenities such as custom stained bookcases on either end of the detailed and custom stone fireplace. The vaulted ceiling offers extended spaciousness as the southern exposure filters in through the great room wall of windows overlooking the large rear yard.
The finished lower level has hand-stained paneling around the family room/media area and is home to a full bath with red slate in the shower and granite on the counter top. Convenient for the kids or for entertaining, the lower level kitchen allows the homeowner to make great use of the space complete with granite counter tops, custom backsplash, stainless steel appliances and center island.
As you move back upstairs, the second level is host to four bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The newly renovated master bathroom in this home has granite counters, a frameless glass shower door, custom stained vanity and vast amounts of cupboard storage. The master bedroom also has his and her walk-in closets.
For those who want a little country in their “near city” living, this might just be the place for them.
For more information on New Albany, The Reserve at New Albany or this Property, contact the Franchise Owners of New Albany’s only RE/MAX office (RE/MAX Consultant Group) at 614-855-2822.