Exquisite French Country Estate Home

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Stunning custom-built French Country Estate home in one the most established and community-focused neighborhoods in Madison, Alabama. Thoughtfully designed and constructed on a large corner lot with the highest quality details, the home exudes both refined elegance and relaxed comfort – a rare combination.


After passing the charming front courtyard with outdoor fireplace and breezeway, you enter your home through the custom Decora front doors accented by Bevolo gas copper lanterns and are greeted by the vaulted foyer and impressive curved staircase. Extensive crown molding can be seen throughout the home.


The gourmet kitchen and hearth room with large island offers truly unique details that would make Julia Child envious including a French Lacanche range and oven (one of few in the entire state), antique ceiling beams from a 1700’s barn in Virginia, raw and smooth edge granite counters, hand-troweled plaster, Viking appliances, double granite composite sinks, and instant hot water.


The dining room is conveniently located off of the kitchen through the butler’s pantry and showcases a Schonbeck chandelier, lighted shelving with glass and iron doors, and incredible molding craftsmanship. Dinner guests will no doubt comment on everything from the beautiful barrel ceiling in the living room to the hand-painted sink in the guest powder bath.


The large private Master Suite occupies the southeast wing with access to the back deck. Enter the well-appointed Master Bath through an arched doorway and enjoy large his and her closets, walk-in shower, makeup vanity and large tub. In addition to the master bedroom on the main level, there is also a second bedroom for guests with full ensuite bathroom and onyx vessel sink.

The upstairs/second level offers 3 private bedroom suites with walk-in closets designed around a gathering den. Both the main and second levels feature mixed-width Hickory hardwood floors.


Descend a more private staircase to the walkout terrace/basement level with slate floors and rich wood built-ins. Perfect for entertaining all ages, the finished basement features a 110-inch dropdown screen with 3D projector, blackout curtains, a wine room with Cantera door, and a full second kitchen. A playroom/optional 6th bedroom with built-in bunk beds, mirrored fitness room with professional grade Wolde flooring, storm room, and sauna/steam shower can also be found on the terrace level.


French doors open to the iron-fenced backyard (by New Market Iron Works) with resort-style swimming pool, remote controlled gas fire accents, and an outdoor kitchen with copper sink that is pizza-oven ready. Antique Chinese doors lead to ample storage space under the outdoor kitchen. The corner lot, one of the largest in Clifts Cove, features custom landscape design with fountains, pathways, and outdoor lighting.


The exterior doors are an upgraded Andersen stain-grade wood and the interiors are a beautiful Knotty Alder. The Carriage House doors are also custom-made by Decora. There are 3 total side-entry garage spaces with a 1 car Carriage House artfully designed toward the front of the home.

301 Cliftworth Place is located 5 minutes from the nearest grocery store and is close to many dining options. The home is zoned for Rainbow Elementary School, Discovery Middle School, and award winning Bob Jones High School. It is also located close to Madison Academy, a private Pre-K through12th grade prep school.

Address: 301 Cliftworth Pl, Madison, AL 35758

Price: $1,350,000

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 8

View the listing here.

View a 3D tour of the home here.

For more information contact Christine Wicks at 256-656-4463 or christine@intownpartners.com; or Nicole Hartenbach at 256-348-3958 or nicole@intownpartners.com.

Christine Wicks and Nicole Hartenbach are the agents exclusively representing the Alabama real estate market as part of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View their listings here

Images courtesy of Christine Wicks and Nicole Hartenbach

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