Fabulous Greenway Parks Historical Tudor on a Gorgeous 78′ x 157′ Corner Lot
Situated in the Park Cities Vicinity of prestigious Greenway Parks, 5454 Wateka Drive is a fabulous Tudor residence with a historical marker nestled on a gorgeous 78′ x 157′ corner lot with wonderful drive-up appeal. In keeping with the timeless charm of the original home, but updated with sophistication, details include a brick-and-stone exterior with a slate roof, spacious entertaining rooms, gleaming hardwoods, decorative molding, recessed lighting, plantation shutters and sound system speakers throughout. Offered at $1,695,000, the wonderful two-story home, plus two-story guest house, boasts approximately 5,269’ square feet of living space. The 3,987’-square-foot main house showcases four bedrooms, 3½ baths, four entertaining areas, two dining areas, three fireplaces, a veranda, pool, and koi pond. The 1,282 square foot guest house offers one bedroom, one full bath, three living areas, a fireplace, two wet bars and an attached two-car garage.
Enter to an inviting front foyer, which gleans with a pop-up ceiling adorned decorative molding and a crystal chandelier, gleaming hardwood floors, and stylish wall coverings. The entry is flanked by elegant formal rooms and also leads to the rear of the home, where handsome hardwoods continue and a nearby stairway, with wood balusters and leopard carpeting, leads upstairs to the second level. Both with scenic views of the front landscaped grounds, sliding paneled doors allow entrance to the expansive living room, which is centered by a marble-surrounded fireplace, with a wood-carved mantle, and also showcases decorative molding and bay windows with plantation shutters. Graced by a sophisticated iron chandelier, the elegant dining room is appointed with wainscoting and also conveniently flows through a breakfast room to the kitchen. Framed by a brick-surrounded fireplace, with a wood carved mantle, the intimate study is illuminated by an iron chandelier and also features fabulous chocolate brown crocodile embossed wall coverings with paneled wainscoting and a pair of built-in bookcases with abundant storage. The spacious island kitchen boasts granite counters with a glass subway-tiled backsplash, premier stainless appliances, including Thermador, Bosch and GE Profile, a walk-in pantry, large breakfast bar and an adjacent breakfast room, with built-ins, a crystal chandelier and light-filled bay windows. The kitchen also opens to an oversized family room, which is centered by a granite-surrounded fireplace, with a wood-carved mantle and a flat screen television above, and is also flanked by abundant built-ins. Four sets of French doors yield natural light on the hardwoods and also open to the outdoor veranda and pool area. A nearby elegant powder room, with hand finished wall accents and a white pedestal sink, serves the area. Speakers for selected sound are also located throughout the home.
Second level of living is equally impressive. Capped by a vaulted ceiling, the luxurious master suite showcases neutral carpeting, a vanity room with exquisite stained glass accents, and French doors opening to a private balcony, which provides views of the veranda and pool area. The fabulous granite-and-marble bath is appointed with elegant wall coverings, His and Hers vanities, a jetted tub, separate double shower, and a huge walk-in closet. Three additional bedrooms range in size and style, one with its own sitting room and paneled wainscoting and all with tray ceilings, hardwood floors, and large walk-in closets. One of the bedrooms is currently being used as a room-size walk-in closet, but may be converted back to a 4th bedroom. Serving the bedrooms are two elegant baths. A utility closet provides built-ins and room for a full size washer and dryer.
Outside, the backyard grounds and pool set the tone for a sophisticated atmosphere for entertaining. The expansive veranda showcases a Kiva fireplace and is surrounded by granite counters with a built-in stainless steel grill. All overlooks a gorgeous pool and spa surrounded by flagstone, a Koi pond with pergola above, verdant landscaped grounds, and a fabulous two-story guest house, with an attached two-car garage. The 1,282-square-foot guest house reveals a first floor oversized living room with a two-story vaulted, beamed ceiling, exquisite wall coverings and a richly stained antique wood bar, with stained glass accents, a brass bar sink and a stainless steel ice maker. French doors also open to the outdoors. An elegant full bath, cedar closet and an expansive storage room, with abundant built-ins, round out the first floor. Capped by a vaulted beamed ceiling, the second floor spacious den features a granite-surrounded fireplace, with a raised hearth and a wood-carved mantle with a flat screen television above, neutral carpeting, window coverings and a granite-topped wet bar, which features a stainless steel bar sink and a refrigerator with ice maker. A nearby large loft style bedroom is perfect for guests and includes two large closets. An automatic gate completes this fabulous residence.