Stunning Old Highland Park 1920’s Traditional Showplace near Dallas Country Club
Situated in the heart of Old Highland Park near Dallas Country Club and within the award-winning Armstrong School District, this stunning 1920’s traditional showplace has fabulous drive-up appeal. Details include spacious entertaining rooms, gleaming hardwoods, elegant molding, custom lighting, sound system speakers, and fabulous marble, granite, limestone throughout. The approximately 3,848-square foot sophisticated residence offers two stories, four bedrooms, three full and one-half baths, four gathering areas, two dining areas, two fireplaces, a balcony, pool, side veranda, covered and uncovered terrace and a two-car garage. Completely remodeled, the fabulous two-story guest house holds an additional 1,053 square feet and the covered terrace encompasses another 140 square feet. The two-story residence is in immaculate, move-in condition with the space, finish and amenities sought by any discerning buyer. Through the wood-and-paneled glass door with transom window, the inviting entry gleans with elegant hand-stenciled walls, a barrel-vault ceiling with an iron chandelier, marble floors and also opens through a large entry with sliding doors and a transom window to the formal living room. Framed by a marble wood-burning fireplace, the living room showcases handsome hardwoods, deep molding, light-filled windows with plantation shutters and elegant drapery and also provides views of the front landscaped grounds. Graceful arches with French doors properly accent entry to the piano room and where hardwood floors continue. Replete with an iron chandelier, art lighting and beautiful windows with double glass paneled doors, the piano room also flows to the formal dining room and to the private quarters. Graced by an elegant china cabinet and a wall of double glass paneled windows providing natural light on the hardwoods, the exquisite dining room also opens to a lovely side veranda, which is centered by a fabulous stone fountain and has Pennsylvania Bluestone decking. Perfect for entertaining, the dining room also opens to a large paneled den, which is crowned by a beamed ceiling with bead boards and is also centered by a granite-surrounded wood-burning fireplace, which has a raised hearth and a wood carved mantle. The raised hearth encompasses the entire wall and features love seating with cushioning and built-in storage. Built-ins reveal a hidden flat screen TV above the fireplace as well as abundant storage in the den. Additionally, the den is open to a professional chef’s granite kitchen, which showcases bay windows, premier stainless steel appliances, including SubZero, Viking, Thermador and Bosch, an oversized island with stainless steel counters and a large breakfast bar, paneled glass top cabinets, a white farm sink, oversized wine cooler and a walk-in pantry with a stainless steel electric oven and an ice maker. A door leads to the outdoors. A spacious guest bedroom is located on the first level and is appointed with two large closets and an elegant full marble bath. A marble powder room rounds out the first floor. Speakers for selected sound are throughout the house. Second level of living is equally impressive. Ascending the staircase, first stop is an oversized library or game room, which boasts a wall of built-in bookcases, a desk area, two closets and windows with providing an abundance of light. The luxurious master suite’s credentials include an oversized bedroom trimmed with deep molding, gleaming hardwoods, clerestory windows, two large closets and a gorgeous limestone bath, featuring a bay window with electrically operated privacy windows, hand-finished walls, his and her sinks with a vanity desk area, a jetted tub, separate double shower and a huge walk-in closet. A large private balcony is appointed with a stone wood-burning fireplace with chimney wall and looks down to the fabulous backyard and pool. The adjoining two bedrooms are generous-sized and feature hardwood floors, plantation shutters, large closets and are served by an elegant hall bath with fabulous white Carrera marble and white subway tiles. Fully-equipped, the utility room houses built-ins with a stainless steel counter, a large sink area, wine cooler and a stackable full-size washer and dryer. Outside, the spectacular backyard grounds and pool is an entertaining utopia! Setting the tone for a sophisticated atmosphere for entertaining, a columned covered terrace is highlighted by a stone wood-burning fireplace with chimney wall, a bead board ceiling with an oversized iron chandelier and canvas awnings, Pennsylvania Bluestone decking and a large sitting area. The terrace also overlooks incredible views of a fabulous pool and spa with fountains and an additional uncovered terrace area. A MosquitoNix Misting System has also been installed to serve the backyard grounds. With access to the landscaped yard, terrace, side veranda and pool, the two-story guest house showcases a first floor living room-game room, which is capped by a cross-beamed ceiling with bead boards and also features slate floors and double French doors, with phantom screens, opening to the pool area and terrace. The game room is conveniently served by a full wet bar, limestone trimmed with stainless combination appliances, bar seating and a limestone powder room. The second floor reveals a spacious bedroom, which is replete with bay windows, hardwoods, plantation shutters and two closets. The nearby hall bath is accented with limestone counters, white subway tiled walls and ceramic tile flooring and a soaking tub. The adjacent exercise room boasts hardwoods, a mirrored wall with ballet barre, two closets, and a flat screen TV. The attached two-car oversized garage has abundant storage and an automatic gate completes this stunning residence. Additional amenities include: gas lamps, a wood, stone, brick and iron fence, ceiling fans, phantom screens, abundant storage and a security and sprinkler system.