The Home of
Dr. Camilo Gomez & Mrs. Kayla Gomez
2702 Bristol Lake Drive | Bristol Lake Estates
About the Home
After meeting on a Birmingham, Alabama sidewalk in 2010, Camilo and Kayla never dreamed that 6 years later they would be leaving their Southern roots behind for a big move to Chicago. After 3 years of living in a downtown area with a scenic view of Lake Michigan, Camila accepted a job offer at the University of Missouri Health Care, bringing the couple to their destination of Columbia.
At that time, the couple began the process of finding a new home with the help of Suzanne Beckett, a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway. Together they looked at several houses before reaching the last house on their list, 2702 Bristol Lake Drive, and finding it an overwhelming mutual decision that this would be their new home.
With over 4200 square feet and five bedrooms, this home would be the first opportunity Camilo and Kayla would have to host their large circle of family and friends together at the same time while still having space for more entertaining on the lower levels. Happy with their move from the big city, Camilo and Kayla love living in this quiet neighborhood where they have met new friends, discovered local treasures, and continue to be grateful for the opportunity to live in such a wonderful community.
Built in 2016 by Robert and Virgina Hevel, the home sits on a cul-de-sac with a tree-lined back yard. The wooden double-door entrance welcomes visitors into a large, comfortable living space with a stone fireplace flanked by bookcases and a stunning coffered ceiling. The chef's kitchen includes a gas stove, granite counters, custom cabinetry, walk in pantry, and a large island that offers guests the best front row seat for culinary tastings. A screened porch with a fireplace off the kitchen provides a space to enjoy the outdoors in comfort.
Heading down the stairs, the sculpture of a woman hangs below the top window; created by an Australian artist and purchased in Greenville, South Carolina, "Nancy," is certainly known to be a conversation piece! The Gomez family thought the placement would be a perfect spot for her to greet guests on their way downstairs.
Kayla and Camilo have made a few changes on the lower level that include removing carpeting in favor of hardwood floors, installing a 12 foot bar, and adding a baby grand piano for entertainment purposes. The Gomez family keeps their bar well-stocked and enjoy providing their friends with their favorite cocktail creations! Finally, the shuffleboard game offers a prefect way to entertain guests of all ages, and future plans include adding a swimming pool and outdoor kitchen area.