Highland Park Traditional on Prestigious Beverly Drive
Situated on a 65′ x 195′ lot in prestigious Highland Park within the award-winning Armstrong School District, this 1920’s traditional residence has fabulous drive-up appeal. Beautifully updated, the sophisticated home showcases excellent craftsmanship, spacious entertaining rooms, gleaming hardwood floors, custom walls finishes, elegant cove moldings, and custom lighting treatments throughout.
Enter through the home’s original wrought iron gate and oak front door into an inviting entrance hall, noting the glass chandelier and the striking art niche at the end of the hall. A graceful staircase, with custom wood-and-wrought iron balustrades, leads upstairs to the second level. Providing great entertaining flow, the center hall is flanked by exquisite formal rooms, both with elegant cove-plastered walls and scenic views of the front landscaped grounds. Adding graceful touches to this gorgeous setting, the formal dining room features a fabulous alabaster chandelier, hand-finished walls and also conveniently flows to the kitchen through a large butler’s pantry, which includes hand-finished cabinetry with granite counters and a tumbled marble backsplash, a bar sink, paneled dishwasher and a stainless steel wine refrigerator. Adjacent is a utility room, which provides built-ins with ceramic tile counters and floors, a sink area, and room for a full-size washer and dryer. Centered by the home’s original Rookwood wood-burning fireplace, the spacious living room is accented with custom wall finishes on the ceiling. French doors open to a reveal a light-filled sun room, which is perfect for a piano and includes a glass chandelier, custom wall finishes, bay windows and a door, with a gorgeous wrought iron gate, opening to the lovely front veranda. The living room also leads to the kitchen and family room. Serving the area is a wine closet, with a beautiful custom wrought iron gate, wine racks and special-finished walls. Nearby, a fully-equipped gourmet island kitchen showcases hand-finished custom cabinetry with granite counters and a tumbled marble backsplash, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, a desk area, pantry closet, breakfast bar seating and a large breakfast area. The breakfast area is accented by a decorative chandelier and has a wall of light-filled windows, with natural window coverings, overlooking the backyard grounds. French doors open to an inviting covered patio, with slate floors and a ceiling fan. The kitchen also opens to an oversized family room, which is the heart of the home. The family room is centered by a wood-burning fireplace, with a marble surround and a wood-carved mantle, and flanked by built-ins, with special-finished cabinetry and room for entertainment equipment and a big screen television. A wall of windows, with natural window coverings, overlooks the patio and backyard grounds. A powder room completes the first floor.
Second level of living is equally sumptuous. In addition to three generous-sized bedrooms, the luxurious master suite’s credentials include a fireplace, with a travertine surround and a wood-carved mantle, hand-finished built-ins with room for television and entertainment equipment, and a wet bar, with marble and travertine-patterned counters, a bar sink and a paneled refrigerator. There is also a large sitting area with two walls of windows providing an abundance of natural light. A door opens to an iron-grilled balcony, with slate floors, and overlooks the immense backyard grounds. The gorgeous marble bath is appointed with His-and-Her custom vanities, fabulous wall coverings, a jetted tub, glass-enclosed separate shower and an enormous walk-in closet, with built-ins and a separate cedar closet. The additional bedrooms include ceiling fans with lighting, window coverings, abundant closet space and full baths. Perfect for relaxation, the third floor boasts an oversized room, which can conveniently be used as a media, game or exercise room. The room is capped by a tray ceiling and also features neutral carpeting, ceiling fans, a skylight and a full bath with a pedestal sink, shower/bath and ceramic tile floors. Outside, the covered patio steps down to a walkway covered in Oklahoma Mountain Gold Flagstone and leads to the verdant landscaped grounds. A detached three-car tandem garage has front and rear entries with automatic gates. Guest quarters are above and showcase a spacious living area/bedroom combination with neutral carpeting, a ceiling fan with lighting, walk-in closet, window coverings, a kitchenette, with a bar sink and refrigerator, and a full bath. Additional amenities include: a brick-and-wood exterior, slate roof, gas lamps, ceiling fans, abundant storage space, gorgeous wall and window coverings, sound system ceiling speakers, and a security and sprinkler system.