Stunning Old Highland Park Clean Line Soft Contemporary New Construction by Wren Browning
Currently under construction by renowned builder Wren Browning Custom Homes and situated in prestigious Old Highland Park within in the award-winning Armstrong School District, 3612 Dartmouth Avenue is a stunning, clean line designed soft contemporary showplace nestled on a 60’ x 150’ lot and has fabulous drive-up appeal. Showcasing a finish-out of the highest quality, the design elements in this spectacular home are unparalleled. Details include an open floor plan with 12-foot ceilings downstairs, spacious entertaining rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, gleaming wide plank hardwoods, custom cabinetry, wrought iron detailing, deep cove molding, custom lighting treatments and gorgeous marble and quartz finishes throughout. The two-story home offers 5,548 square feet, five bedrooms, five full and two-half baths, three gathering areas, two dining areas, an elevator, two fireplaces, balcony, covered terrace with an outdoor fireplace and a two-car garage. Completion date is scheduled for May-June 2014.
Enter through oversized double doors to a dramatic two-story front foyer, which gleans with deep cove molding, gleaming wide-plank hardwoods and a staircase with gorgeous wrought iron balusters leading upstairs to the second level. Providing great entertaining flow, the entry is flanked by the formal living room and also leads to the rear of the home, both where wide-plank hardwood floors continue. Sliding doors allow entrance to the spacious living room, which is centered by a fireplace and also showcases 12-foot ceilings trimmed with deep cove molding and floor-to-ceiling windows providing scenic views of the front landscaped grounds. Nearby, the exquisite dining room is graced with an elegant chandelier, cove molding and also leads through a butler’s pantry to the kitchen. Conveniently serving the entertaining areas, the quartz-topped butler’s pantry features a stainless steel bar sink, ice maker and a wine cooler refrigerator, a wall of wine racks with storage, and a bar serving area to the great room. The oversized chef’s kitchen showcases gorgeous quartz counters, an expansive island with a stainless steel sink, premier stainless appliances, including Miele, SubZero and Wolf, two walk-in pantries, and an adjoining morning room. The kitchen and morning room also open to the oversized great room, which is definitely the heart of the home. Wide-plank hardwoods floor the great room, which is framed by a fireplace and also boasts a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows providing an abundance of light and also overlooks the terrace and backyard grounds. Adjacent, a door conveniently opens to the terrace. At the front of the home, a spacious guest suite, with views of the front landscaped grounds, is appointed with neutral carpeting and an exquisite marble bath with a huge walk-in closet. Additionally, an elevator serves both levels of living, and an elegant marble powder room and a mud nook round out the first floor.
Second level of living is equally impressive. Ascending the back staircase, first stop is an oversized game room, which is highlighted by a 10-foot vaulted ceiling, neutral carpeting, two storage closets and is also served by a marble powder room. Capped by a 14-foot vaulted, beamed ceiling, the luxurious master suite is appointed with an oversized bedroom, handsome hardwood floors, light-filled floor-to-ceiling windows and also opens to a private iron-grilled balcony. The nearby gorgeous quartz bath is replete with His and Hers vanities, a jetted tub, separate double steam shower and His and Hers huge walk-in closets. Four additional generous-sized bedrooms range in size and style, and all with 10-foot ceilings trimmed with cove molding, neutral carpeting, large walk-in closets and elegant marble baths. Down the hall, a fully equipped utility room houses marble counters with a stainless steel sink, a housekeeper’s desk area, and also provides room for a full-size stackable washer and dryer.
Outside, the fabulous backyard sets the tone for a sophisticated atmosphere for entertaining. The expansive columned covered terrace features an outdoor wood-burning fireplace and also overlooks the verdant landscaped grounds. A two-car attached garage completes this fabulous residence. Additional amenities include: stone and stucco exterior, tile roof, wood fence, art and furniture niches, flat screen wiring, and a security and sprinkler system.