University Park Tuscan Residence
This fabulous Tuscan-style residence is situated in prestigious University Park with great drive-up appeal! The wonderful residence is a showcase of craftsmanship throughout its spacious rooms. Details include 10-foot ceilings downstairs, spacious entertaining rooms, gleaming hardwood floors, hand-finished walls, elegant molding and millwork, lighting treatments and wrought iron detailing throughout. The two-story residence offers 4,297 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, four full and one-half baths, three living areas, two dining areas, a fireplace, wet and dry bars, covered patio and a two-car garage.
Through the wood door, the elegant two-story entrance hall gleans with an iron chandelier, hand-finished walls and handsome hardwood floors, whose texture is deftly highlighted by a stairway with gorgeous wood and wrought iron balusters leading upstairs to the second level. Providing great entertaining flow and a sense of openness, the front foyer is flanked by elegant formal rooms and also leads to the rear of the home. Graceful arches properly accent entry to the formal areas, where richly stained hardwood floors continue and light-filled windows provide views of the front landscaped grounds. High ceilings in the formal rooms are trimmed with deep crown molding and millwork. The living room, with its tray ceiling, is spacious and perfect for entertaining. Graced by an iron chandelier, the dining room also flows through a large butler’s pantry to the kitchen. The oversized professional chef’s kitchen, whose space and plan befits the home, showcases richly stained cabinetry, granite counters with a tumbled marble backsplash, premier stainless steel appliances, a large island with bar sink, a storage and two pantry closets, and a granite-topped bar serving area and large breakfast area, which both open to the family room. The oversized family room is the heart of the home. Framed by a cast stone wood-burning fireplace, the incredible living room is crowned with a two-story cross-beamed ceiling and also features clerestory windows and double French doors opening to the covered patio, providing an abundance of light. An iron-grilled Juliet balcony also looks down to the first floor. Conveniently serving the area is a wet bar, which features granite counters, a bar sink and stainless steel wine cooler refrigerator. Perfect for guests, a downstairs bedroom is spacious and is replete with hardwood floors, window coverings, two closets and an elegant travertine bath. A mud room, which opens to the garage, and powder room round out the first floor.
Second level of living is equally impressive. Capped by a tray ceiling, the luxurious master suite is appointed with hardwood floors, hand-finished walls, deep molding and a gorgeous travertine bath, which has a richly-stained L-shaped vanity with His and Hers sinks, a jet tub, separate double shower and a room-size walk-in closet. The additional two bedrooms are generous-sized, and all feature neutral carpeting, window coverings and large closets. Serving the bedrooms are two baths with tumbled marble counters and ceramic tile floors. The nearby game room is spacious and accented with neutral carpeting, window coverings and a wall of richly stained built-ins, with a desk area, space for a big screen television and microwave, abundant storage and a dry bar with stainless steel refrigerator. French doors open to reveal the iron-grilled Juliet balcony that looks down to the family room. Down the hall is a fully equipped utility room, which houses built-ins with a stainless steel sink and room for a full size washer and dryer. Outside, the wonderful backyard is perfect for entertaining. The outdoor patio showcases arched columns, a ceiling fan, slate-like patterned concrete floors and also overlooks views of large landscaped backyard grounds. A two-car oversized attached garage opens to the backyard and an automatic gate completes this wonderful family home. Additional amenities include: stone, brick and stucco exterior, wood fence, ceiling fans, window coverings, abundant storage and a security and sprinkler system.