Prestigious Inwood Road Italian Farmhouse on a 1.56-Acre Lot in Bluffview
Situated in Bluffview on prestigious Inwood Road on a fabulously treed 1.56-acre lot, this Italian Farmhouse meets contemporary styling, making it a stunning showplace. The expansive residence boasts European imported doors, fountains, and one-of-a-kind architectural antiques juxtaposed with contemporary accents, giving this clean-lined home a feel of a century old estate. The home has been featured on TV home programs and publications as one of the most unique properties in Dallas, with features that must be seen to be truly appreciated. The approximately 11,071-square foot spectacular residence offers two stories, five bedrooms, five full and one-half baths, 14 gathering areas, two dining areas, a utility room, three interior fireplaces, elevator, five balconies, courtyard, covered loggia, pool, huge backyard and a four-car garage. The home is in immaculate, move in condition with the space, finish and amenities sought by any discerning buyer. Details include 12-foot ceilings, spacious entertaining rooms, exquisite hand-chiseled limestone and wide-plank hand-scraped hardwood floors, wrought iron detailing, custom lighting and gorgeous marble and limestone finishes throughout.
With the home set back deep on the property, a long, winding driveway leads to a grand circular drive and its gorgeous 19th-century French limestone center fountain. Through the 200-year-old reclaimed barn floor double entry doors from Upper State New York, the dramatic entrance hall gleans with a soaring two-story ceiling, hand-chiseled limestone flooring and an impressive floor-to-ceiling limestone wall, which is accented by an Italian stained leaded glass window and a pair of arched entries leading to the rear of the home. The front foyer is also flanked by a formal living room and study, both with impressive 100-year-old wood doors reclaimed from a New York bank building as well as views of the front landscaped grounds through European style windows, with phantom pull-down screens. Herringbone hardwoods floor the spacious living room, which is illuminated by a brass chandelier and is also appointed with elegant wall coverings and glass shelving. Framed by a fireplace, the oversized intimate study reflects its purpose with neutral carpeting and convenient access to the butler’s pantry and kitchen. Down the hall, an antique wrought iron entry leads to the formal dining room, which is graced by a gorgeous ornate gold-leafed chandelier and sconces, oval-shaped silver leaf walls, limestone flooring and also conveniently flows through a walk-in pantry to the kitchen. A sense of openness continues in the oversized great room. Capped by a two-story ceiling with a clerestory window and iron chandelier and marked by a massive column, the great room showcases a fireplace, surrounded by a dramatic floor-to ceiling limestone wall, neutral carpeting and limestone flooring. Providing an abundance of light, a triptych of stained leaded glass Palladian French doors open to the cobblestone courtyard. Additionally, the space is highlighted by a piano gallery and a swooping grand stairway, with gorgeous wrought iron balusters and limestone floors, leading to the second level. Dual entries also step down through glass doors to a wine cellar, which boasts brick accents and hardwood flooring. The great room also opens to a professional chef’s honed limestone kitchen, which is crowned by a barrel-vaulted brick ceiling and also features wide plank hand-scraped hardwoods, an enormous island with a bar sink and a 19th-century French butcher block, premier stainless appliances, including Viking, Hoshizacki and Liebherr, abundant built-ins, a white Rohl Shaw farm sink with cutting board counters, two walk-in pantries, and an adjacent breakfast room. The natural lighted breakfast gathering area, with hand-scraped hardwood floors, continues the flow to an oversized playroom, featuring bay windows and neutral carpeting. Both the breakfast room and playroom have love seating and antique French doors, with transoms and shutters, and conveniently open to the courtyard. A downstairs bedroom, with reclaimed church doors and an elegant full granite-and-marble bath, and a spacious storage room are nearby. A custom glass wall Cambridge elevator, with a television, serves both levels of living and the back staircase boasts a custom wood-and-iron freestanding staircase, with the three-foot stair treads uniquely reclaimed from a fallen property tree. Fully equipped, a utility room/mud room houses celedon mosaic tile counters and white octagon-shaped ceramic tile floors, abundant built-ins with seating and storage, and also provides room for a full-size washer and dryer. A stunning limestone powder room, electronics closet and a cedar closet round out the first floor. Speakers for Sonos selected sound are also located throughout.
Second level of living is equally impressive. A fabulous spa wing opens to reveal an oversized living area with wide plank hardwood floors and bali rock-and-marble accents, special-finished walls and imported antique French doors opening to a hand-forged iron-grilled Juliet balcony, which looks down to the courtyard and matching imported antique French doors opening to an expansive north balcony. The space also flows to a massage room, with a slate mosaic-tiled separate shower and flooring, an exercise room, with custom Herculite Glass doors and mirrored walls, and an intimate meditation room with stained glass window. Accented by neutral carpeting, the oversized game room is equipped with a flat screen television and is also served by a colored glass-topped wet bar with a stainless steel bar sink and a refrigerator. Adjacent, impressive French doors open to a private office, which is accented with a stunning red glass blown chandelier, black-and-white patterned marble floors, and stylish wall coverings. Enter through custom glass doors, the lavish master suite’s credentials include an oversized bedroom with its own sitting area, a fireplace flanked by a pair of steel French doors opening to a private iron-grilled balcony, which overlooks the fabulous backyard grounds, neutral carpeting, and His and Hers separate room-size walk-in closets. The nearby palatial master bath has floor-to-ceiling tile and marble with dual vanity desks accented with Walker Zanger granite counters, custom mirrors with hidden televisions, a crystal chandelier and matching crystal mirror-mounted sconces, a jetted tub and a dual steam shower. Luxurious and private, a guest suite, with bleached wide-plank hardwoods, features a spacious bedroom, with a light-filled Palladian window and sitting room, a separate living area, and a fabulous white Calcutta marble bath, which is appointed with dual sink areas, beveled mirroring, a stunning hand-carved imported honed marble free-standing soaking tub, separate double shower and incredible 17th-century hand-painted stained leaded glass French doors, which lead to an intimate iron balcony overlooking the front grounds. There are two additional generous-sized bedrooms, both with neutral carpeting and large walk-in closets, and are served by a spectacular floor, wall, and ceiling mosaic glass-tiled bath and a Zebrawood floating counter. Additionally, the property was finished-out with green construction, including LED and Fluorescent lighting, foam insulation and five rooftop commercial three phase A/C units, resulting in minimal utility bills.
Outside, the gorgeous backyard grounds and pool set the tone for a sophisticated atmosphere for entertaining. The expansive cobblestone courtyard is centered by an oversized wood-burning fireplace, with a raised hearth, and also features an imported hand-carved antique marble fountain and views of dual iron-grilled Juliet balconies. The courtyard leads to a columned loggia boasting kitchen facilities, including granite counters with bali rock accents, a stainless steel built-in grill and a limestone sink, two storage closets, and a cabana bath with a circular oversized mosaic glass-tiled separate shower with three showerheads. Additionally, graceful arches overlook incredible views of the huge verdant landscaped grounds, a fountain and a fabulous heated pool with a beach entry. A four-car attached garage and two automatic gates, with front and rear entries, complete this majestic estate. Additional amenities include: phantom pull-down window screens, Rohl fixtures, abundant storage space, Control4 remote-controlled audio/visual/lighting system, interior fire sprinkler system, exterior misting system, and a security system with camera equipment.