Where We Live: A second garage sets Chesapeake home apart

  • 1321 Taft Road in Chesapeake (Photo Courtesy of VA Drone Partners)

  • At nearly 4,000 square feet, the home also includes an in ground swimming pool (Photo Courtesy of VA Drone Partners)

  • The lot includes 27 acres total, five of which are cleared (Photo Courtesy of VA Drone Partners)

  • The in ground pool is fenced for safety (Photo Courtesy of VA Drone Partners)

  • The lane in the left of this photo leads back to the detached garage/warehouse (Photo Courtesy of VA Drone Partners)

  • The detached garage can be used for a variety of purposes (Photo Courtesy of MSF Photography)

  • It includes covered wings on both sides of the exterior (Photo Courtesy of MSF Photography)

  • The interior of the garage offers plenty of space (Photo Courtesy of MSF Photography)

  • The back deck includes a pergola (Photo Courtesy of MSF Photography)

  • Looking from the back deck toward the swimming pool (Photo Courtesy of MSF Photography)

  • The homes beautiful kitchen (Photo Courtesy of MSF Photography)

  • The kitchen features an island and lots of counter space (Photo Courtesy of MSF Photography)

  • The kitchen is perfect for cooking big meals (Photo Courtesy of MSF Photography)

  • A dining area next to the kitchen (Photo Courtesy of MSF Photography)

  • The formal dining room (Photo Courtesy of MSF Photography)

  • Sitting room with windows all around (Photo Courtesy of MSF Photography)

  • Room features a vaulted ceiling and built-in (Photo Courtesy of MSF Photography)

  • Looking down on the great room (Photo Courtesy of MSF Photography)

  • Second floor room that can be used for a variety or purposes (Photo Courtesy of MSF Photography)

  • Room above the garage, with access to the garage and to the rest of the second floor (Photo Courtesy of MSF Photography)

  • Great room looking toward the formal dining area and the front foyer (Photo Courtesy of MSF Photography)

While it’s probably true that men and women look for different things when they’re building a home, or shopping for one, the house at 1321 Taft Road in Chesapeake offers plenty for both genders.

The house itself features a plethora of amenities: five bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and nearly 4,000 square feet of living space to go with 27 acres of land. But for men, it might be the large detached garage located at the back of the property that provides a “can’t miss” opportunity.

“This huge detached garage is two stories, with two tall vehicle doors and openers,” said Rachael Kraft Turner, the listing agent of the home and a Realtor with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. “It could be used as a garage or a warehouse, and has a full bath and utility room with cabinets and countertops.”

A gravel lane leads to the back of the property and into the tree line behind the home, where the garage/warehouse sits among the trees.

“This structure would be perfect for a business such as a contractor or a builder, or for someone with a hobby like antique cars, or a woodworker,” Turner added.

She said the garage is large enough to store an RV, or boats, or trailers. There are covered areas on each side of the garage for additional protected storage space. The bathroom inside includes a utility sink, toilet, and a step-in shower, as well as its own septic system.

About five acres of land around the home are cleared, while the rest of the property is wooded.

Moreover, the home boasts an in-ground swimming pool with a large deck and surrounding patio, with the pool fenced for safety and to meet city guidelines.

There’s also a large two-car garage attached to the home. Above the garage is a finished room that leads to a loft that overlooks the home’s Great Room.

The home is served by Hickory Elementary and Middle School, and Grassfield High School.

For information about the home visit Howard Hanna online.

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