Jason and Crystal Wilkerson and their three youngsters; Audrey Wilkerson, 15, Jacob Wilkerson, 12, and Adley Spielman, 9, had outgrown their former residence.
Jason is a financial institution operations supervisor at First Horizon and Crystal is an acute care nurse practitioner working for Memphis Lung Physicians out of Baptist East. The couple felt that location was going to be a major issue of their selection of a brand new residence.
“Location was necessary as we would have liked easy accessibility to the interstate due to our jobs,” mentioned Crystal. “Additionally, along with working in East Memphis, we’re a blended household. Audrey and Jacob spend half of their time in Midtown and go to high school at White Station. Adley spends half of her time in Atoka, Tennessee, and goes to high school there, too. We actually wished to be inside an affordable distance from in all places we do our operating all through the week.”
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Additionally on the couple’s want listing was a home with no less than 4 bedrooms and a bonus room. They’d hoped to discover a residence with a bigger kitchen, too. And discovering a home with a nice-sized yard was additionally a precedence because the household has three canines.
“Typically, we have been on the lookout for someplace that we may see ourselves rising into and having fun with for a very long time,” mentioned Jason.
The Wilkersons contacted Diane Malkin, an agent with Marx-Bensdorf Realtors, to assist with their home hunt.
“Jason had labored with Diane at First Horizon earlier than she went into actual property,” defined Crystal. “He had thought of her to be a good friend and mentor for over a decade, so it was a no brainer to name her up once we acquired prepared to maneuver.”
The home search was a really easy course of. Diane confirmed the couple a home, and Jason and Crystal mentioned they fell in love with it instantly.
“We fell in love with the Belmont neighborhood in Arlington, simply driving by way of, even earlier than connecting with Diane to start significantly wanting,” mentioned Crystal. “We knew this was our dream location, so she inspired us to start out right here. After we related with the builder’s agent, we discovered that this was the final lot accessible within the present part of this subdivision, and that it might be some time till the subsequent properties would go available on the market. The ground plan and magnificence have been precisely what we wished, and the development timeline lined up completely with our timeline to maneuver, so all of it labored out nice.”
The Wilkersons paid $464,900 for his or her newly-constructed, Craftsman-style residence with roughly 3,100 sq. ft of dwelling house.
“Our new residence has the 4 bedrooms and three loos that we wished,” mentioned Jason. “We love the Craftsman affect with the columns and welcoming entrance porch. And we positively have much more house for our household now.”
Crystal added, “Our bonus room is utilized by the children as a haunt house and it additionally has a nook that Jason makes use of for an workplace. The open kitchen and dwelling space are good for entertaining pals. We additionally assume our brick backsplash actually units off the kitchen.”
As for any adjustments they plan to make sooner or later, Crystal mentioned, “We’ll most likely add a bit extra landscaping, and proceed including to our décor, together with native artwork to make it really feel much more like residence. Finally we wish to put in a pool.”
“We really feel lucky to have pleasant neighbors,” mentioned Jason. “And we like that there’s a strolling path connecting our neighborhood to Arlington City Sq. and Forrest Park. Moreover, every residence within the neighborhood has a special design; some are conventional, some Craftsman. These aesthetics give every residence its personal character. And, we’re so happy that our location in Arlington makes hand-offs and college drop-off/choose up manageable.
Emily Adams Keplinger is a contract reporter who produced this function for the Promoting Division.
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