Set on a magnificent gated lot a stone’s throw from Chastain Park, 5168 Lake Forrest Drive has it all! The stately stone and brick exterior features clean lines for a fresh, modern appearance, and a refreshing style that flows throughout the home. Inside the open floor plan and large rooms provide the perfect backdrop for entertaining and comfortable daily life. The 2 garages accommodate parking for 4 cars plus additional parking.
The resort-like backyard is fabulous! It features a heated saltwater infinity pool and spa and an outdoor kitchen overlooking completely private forested views. Past the pool you’ll find a level yard on the scale of a small soccer field, with elaborate play structures and a putting green. Extensive outdoor lighting will allow your family to enjoy the amenities throughout the 1.4+ acre lot day or night. A finished loft with full bath is above the 4th car garage. For serious walkers, Chastain Park is accessible by foot, where miles of trails and other outdoor pursuits can be found.
The high ceilings, tall windows and large rooms will immediately draw your attention to the scale of this home. Past the sitting room and the main staircase you will find the dramatic central family room. The 2-story ceiling and wide open spaces provide natural light and views throughout the main living spaces, and out to the back yard. The adjacent dining area features a second fireplace and grand views through the custom steel floor to ceiling windows and doors that lead to the pool terrace.
The chef in your family will be delighted by the bright kitchen with all of the modern conveniences. The grand center island features marble waterfall counters and seating. You will find plenty of storage in the walk-in pantry, separate working pantry, plus wet beverage bars and wine fridges with entertaining in mind!
The primary bedroom on the main level is completely luxurious! It features an oversized bathroom with dual floating vanities, elegant walk-in shower, soaking tub, and dual walk-in closets. An intimate sitting area with morning bar provides a great place to start or end your day.
The upper level features four bedroom suites, each with an en-suite bath and generous closets. An enormous bonus/play room and second laundry room round out the second floor.
The full finished terrace level is built for entertaining, with a second family room, wet bar with climate-controlled wine storage and counter seating, and an impressive home theater. The terrace level also includes a professional home gym, a full guest suite, and lots of storage.
Homeowners here will enjoy all that Chastain Park has to offer year-round. Chastain Park is Atlanta’s largest city park, and known by all as Buckhead’s premier park. The wide variety of competitive and recreational activities and entertainment venues hosted by Chastain Park include a swimming pool, a musical amphitheater where both pop and classical musicians entertain audiences outdoors, an arts center, tennis, gymnasium, walking trails, playgrounds, softball diamonds, a golf course and even a horse park – all of which appeal to athletic types and Sunday morning strollers alike.
The Chastain restaurant offers “refined comfort food” for residents and visitors alike in a beautiful setting across from the park.