This $2.5 Million Montgomery Mansion Is a Nature Lover’s Dream

There’s even a gift-wrapping room in this swanky estate.

8020 Elbrecht Drive

Photograph by Gary Jacobs, A Copter View

Situated on more than 2.5 acres in Montgomery, just minutes from I-275, this six-bedroom, six-full-and-one-half-bath home sprawls over nearly 6,000 square feet. Since 2010, the current owners have invested more than $1 million in renovations including additions, kitchen overhaul, custom closets, and an epic wine cellar and tasting space. Even the drive up to the home is special! The paved private drive with a lighted bridge (which gives the house the name Lantern Bridge) leads up to the complex with a massive driveway with a basketball court.

Photograph by Kathy Kelley

Photograph by Kathy Kelley

The home itself is reminiscent of a quaint, Southern home with a stone facade. A covered porch lines the front and well-groomed landscaping frames the home. A couple sets of stone steps lead down to the tree line in the front yard and the downhill view from the porch is every nature lover’s dream. From the porch, cypress double doors open up to the foyer, where the staircase sits immediately ahead and living room to the right. The space features hardwood floors, a working fireplace, and a coffered ceiling, and is open to the dining room at the back of the house, which features a beamed, peaked ceiling and French doors leading to the garden.

The kitchen features tile floors, quartz countertops, and stainless appliances, including a wine fridge. There’s plenty of room for a large dining table, set in front of a wall of windows lined with a window seat. A full butler’s pantry offers loads of storage. Between the kitchen and the screened-in porch, a family room with a stone fireplace offers more entertaining space.

Photograph by Kathy Kelley

Also on the first floor, the master is a dream. It opens up to the veranda, and the spa bath features a double vanity, soaking tub, and a his-and-hers walk-in closet. Perhaps the most impressive spot in the house is the lower level. Stone arches appear throughout the space, including around the massive bar, which leads to a wine tasting area with a designated spot for the sommelier to stand. Which makes sense, since it’s right next to a 600-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar that’s equipped with an alarm system. Also downstairs: a lounge area, fitness room, and walkout to the lower-level patio.

Photograph by Kathy Kelley

On the second floor, you’ll find three bedrooms, a laundry room, and a gift wrapping room—yes, a gift wrapping room! But the outdoor space really shines, especially considering the location. Like the front yard, the back is meticulously landscaped with more stone steps that lead you to the front of the home. The covered patio has a large stone fireplace, beamed ceiling, and extra lighting for evenings outside. It’s quite the home for entertaining!

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