Sleek Architectural Stunner on one of Old Highland Park’s Most Desirable Streets
Uniquely situated on one of Old Highland Park’s most desirable streets, 3701 Lexington Avenue is a sleek architectural contemporary stunner nestled on an 89’ x 160’ corner lot and showcases a finish-out of incredible quality. Design and architecture are stunningly combined in this approximately 8,156-square-foot estate, which is a truly a showplace – both indoors and outdoors. Designed by renowned Dallas architect David Stocker of SHM Architects and built by custom builder Stephen Hild, the interior is lavishly appointed with the finest of Leuders limestone and Calacatta Gold marble, rift and quartersawn white oak plank hardwoods, custom steel and glass windows and ironwork, vaulted Douglas Fir plank ceilings, an open floor plan with voluminous 11-foot ceilings downstairs, expansive gathering rooms, exquisite stonework and spectacular chandeliers and lighting contribute to the grandeur of this magnificent home. Interior designer Sherry Hayslip also worked with the present owner to create the luxurious layers you see in the residence, with her touch evident everywhere. The distinctive design and artisan-crafted details embodied within the home fashion timeless character to high-tech comfort – unmatched anywhere in Dallas. The home offers equally comfortable spaces for intimate living and for large scale gathering and entertaining as well. With its Texas limestone exterior laid in a random height coursing and Ludiwici interlocking clay tile roof, exquisite architecture draws you in immediately to this clean lined three level manse, which is comprised of three luxurious ensuite bedrooms (may also be converted back to 4 bedrooms), 4.3 baths, five gathering areas, two dining areas, an elevator, fireplace, three wet bars, outdoor terrace with fireplace, kitchen facilities, stunning pool and spa with fountains, beautifully landscaped grounds, and a three-car garage.
Enter through massive double custom steel doors to a gated courtyard, showcasing Leuders limestone flooring and exquisite landscaping overlooking scenic views of the sophisticated outdoor entertaining area and gorgeous pool. From the courtyard, double floor-to-ceiling glass and steel pivot doors open to reveal a Leuders limestone-floored entrance hall, which gleans with a hand-finished ceiling graced with art lighting and exquisite love seating is surrounded by Texas limestone walls accented by a series of leaded cast glass windows. The front foyer is highlighted further down the hallway by a swooping grand spiral stairway, which is a work-of-art and features sleek custom steel balusters and solid blocks of Leuders limestone set on one another. Capped by its soaring 16’-foot dome vault Douglas Fir plank ceiling, the space is graced by a stunning 134” Italian Murano glass and antique silver Nenufar Serip chandelier from the Allan Knight Showroom, custom designed to fit the slope of the ceiling. Matching wall sconces plus an oversized steel window and a series of leaded cast glass clerestory windows also provide an abundance of natural light on the limestone floors. Marked by Texas wood mould brick and Douglas Fir beamed timbers, a long illuminated Catalan-vaulted gallery flows to the formal rooms and also to the rear of the home. Adjacent, a stunning powder room is appointed with a floating marble vanity, accented by a mirrored wall and a duo of fabulous brushed nickel Hex Flat Ring pendant chandeliers by Hersh Designs. Graced by 12’-foot ceilings, the exquisite formal dining room is appointed with an incredible Glamour series Serip chandelier, featuring its hand crafted bronze frame with large glass drops in shades of ochre, clear, opal, silver and gold. Handsome rift and quartersawn white oak plank hardwoods floor the room, which features massive wall space for contemporary art plus light-filled floor-to-ceiling steel windows and doors open to the front landscaped courtyard. The outdoor living space boasts artificial turf grass and a limestone and steel gated fence anchors the space. The dining room also leads through a white Calacatta Gold marble-topped serving butlery to the kitchen. Providing for great entertaining, limestone flooring continues to the oversized great room, which is crowned by a 21’-foot Douglas Fir vaulted plank ceiling and endless floor-to-ceiling steel windows provide an abundance of light and double French doors open to a courtyard overlooking a spa pool with fountain. Additionally, a row of light-filled clerestory windows add a perfect touch to this unique setting. Illuminated by a pair of breathtaking Aqua series Serip chandeliers, which were custom designed and sized for the room, the chandeliers showcase hand crafted bronze frames and hand blown glass drops custom arranged to asymmetrically mirror each other between the center of the French doors. Also by Serip, a pair of Luna sconces, with hand blown glass and led lights, further accent the space. Sourced from Rhodes Architectural Stone in China, an adze-textured limestone-surrounded fireplace, warmed by fireplace balls, centers the great room and is flanked by built-in art niches, which display the homeowner’s beautiful collections, and a contemporary art painting raises to reveal a hidden flat screen television with an adze-textured limestone-topped floating walnut cabinet below. Serving the dining room and great room is a richly stained, adze-textured limestone-trimmed wet bar, which houses stainless steel SubZero and Hoshizaki appliances and an immense art niche.
Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling steel windows and accented by a gorgeous vintage Murano glass and chrome Sputnik chandelier, the light-filled morning room features gleaming hardwoods and a richly stained walnut cabinet is topped with white Calacatta Gold marble. The morning room opens to a breathtaking state-of-the-art chef’s culinary kitchen, which boasts gorgeous book-matched white Calacatta Gold marble counters and walls and richly stained walnut cabinetry. Highlighted by a pair of incredible Magni Home Collection’s Jewel pendant chandeliers from the Jean de Merry showroom, an immense island features an expansive breakfast bar with seating for six and a negative edge bar sink. In fact, a fabulous book was recently written about designer James Magni, called Magni Modernism. Professional stainless steel appliances outfit the space, including two SubZero full-size refrigerators and a freezer and two paneled refrigerator drawers, a Wolf six-burner gas range, with oversized griddle and its massive custom vent above, and two double convection ovens, two Miele dishwashers, two Viking warming drawers and a microwave, and a Hoshizaki ice maker. Four recycle bins and an oversized negative edge sink complete this gorgeous setting. Nearby is a felted silver closet, huge walk-in pantry, mud nook as well as an additional serving butlery with gorgeous white Calacatta Gold counters, all with abundant storage. The butlery opens to the side grounds and also to the garage. An elevator leads to all levels of living. Additionally, a Sonos home sound system plus speakers for selected sound, a security system with cameras plus its own back-up generator are also located throughout the home, and the automated Lutron lighting system allows one to adjust the ambiance in any room with a touch of a button. An exquisite leathered marble-topped powder room, highlighted by vintage Kalmar Murano sconces, rounds out the first floor.
An entertaining oasis, the lower level showcases three exceptional gathering areas, a powder room and utility. Capped by a Catalan-vaulted brick ceiling, with its Murano glass chandelier, and encompassed by limestone clad walls and flooring, a spacious temperature-controlled wine room also boasts a wet bar featuring an antique copper hammered bar sink and richly stained walnut built-ins with abundant wine storage. Limestone floors continue to an oversized media room, which is perfect for relaxation. Illuminated by a pair of fabulous brushed nickel Hex Flat Ring chandeliers by Hersh Designs, the media room is appointed with an oversized flat screen television, sound system speakers and is also conveniently served by a spacious white Brazilian quartzite kitchenette. Crowned by a pop-up ceiling and graced with chic Lasvit amber hand blown rock crystal pendant lights, the kitchenette also features a stainless steel bar sink, lighted glass front cabinets, a bar serving area and premier stainless steel appliances, including a Hoshizaki ice maker, SubZero refrigerator with ice maker and a Wolf microwave drawer. Additionally, a trio of windows were architecturally placed in the room to bring in natural light from above. Nearby, a mirrored exercise room, complete with neutral carpeting, a flat screen television, stereo system plus Sonos sound bar, is ideal for working out and also opens to an immense storage space and the electronics hub of the home. Additionally, an adjacent wash room houses built-ins with a granite-topped stainless steel sink. Illuminated by a 1970’s vintage Murano ceiling fixture and a built-in glass display niche, a gorgeous powder room is truly stunning and also gleans with exquisite Bart Halpern wall coverings and porcelain tile with inlaid metallic glass tiles floor the room. A fabulous Vitraform free-standing oval glass basin with white Brazilian quartzite counters is also accented by a rock crystal mirror and a pair of vintage leaf form Murano sconces. Fully-equipped, a spacious utility room boasts Alaskan White Brazilian granite counters with a glass and subway tiled backsplash, expansive counter space with abundant built-ins, a drip dry area with shower and hanging rack, and also provides room for a full-size front loading washer and dryer. Surrounded by chic Jason D’Souza wall coverings, a hallway leads upstairs a back staircase to the first floor.
Second level of living is equally impressive and subtly grand. Enter the lavish master suite through its own foyer, which boasts a limestone-topped walnut cabinet and a perfect place to space to display a fabulous piece of art. Capped by a 12’-foot custom-finished cathedral plank ceiling with a striking Emanuel Morez Cyrano chandelier, the luxurious master bedroom also showcases exquisite Elitis wall coverings, handsome hardwoods and floor-to-ceiling windows, with elegant custom blackout draperies, provide picturesque views of gorgeous pool. Adjacent, a private office houses walnut built-ins with a desk area and is topped with gorgeous Calacatta Gold counters. Truly a work of art, the nearby palatial His and Hers master baths are surrounded by gorgeous book-matched Calacatta gold marble with expansive walnut vanities featuring Lalique Vegetal fittings and are illuminated by vintage Murano leaf form sconces. Crowned by a custom-finished cathedral ceiling, the “Hers” bath is appointed with a Victoria + Albert soaking tub and flanked by a towel warming rack and flat screen television. A large textured cast glass window, with its elegant custom designed roman shade, yields natural light on the marble. Encompassed by marble slab walls, the bath also features a custom designed love seat area plus its own hair shampoo station room, which is la crème de la crème! Highlighted by a separate double steam shower showcasing a Thermasol rain shower with body sprays, the “His” bath also features a toilet room and fully-equipped wet bar, which houses a stainless steel bar sink, SubZero refrigerator and Hoshizaki ice maker. Both baths lead to an incredible great room-sized custom closet, which features a custom-finished vaulted plank ceiling graced with an oversized Murano chandelier and vintage 1960’s Murano sconces with glass flowers and is outfitted with mirrored and glass display cabinets as well as abundant built-ins, including an expansive island and vanity desk area – all with Calacatta Gold marble counters and silver and aluminum leaf accents. All of the mirrors are custom designed, including a fabulous dressing area with its three-way mirror and marble-covered stand. Topped with chic Elitis wall coverings, a designer handbag display closet is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling illuminated wood and glass cabinets, and a spacious cedar closet completes this fabulous space. If desired, part of the closet may also be converted back to a fourth bedroom. Down the hallway, the focal point is the immense limestone-topped walnut cabinet, which boasts an ideal spot for showcasing art. Nearby, dual sets of French doors open to reveal abundant storage space. Two additional exquisite guest suites range in size and style. One features a 12’-foot cathedral plank ceiling and the other a 14’-foot vaulted plank ceiling, but both with crystal drum chandeliers, gleaming hardwoods, chic designer draperies and are served by exquisite white Brazilian quartzite baths and huge walk-in closets. Additionally, all baths feature fabulous Toto Washlet commodes.
Surrounded by creative landscaping and Leuders limestone flooring, an exceptional outdoor living area sets the tone for a sophisticated atmosphere for entertaining. Imagine relaxing in the Texas limestone-covered terrace enjoying the beautiful evening listening to your favorite music and warmed by the fireplace radiating heat from its fireballs. With the stunning view of the sparkling pool and spa with fountains, the color changing lights of the pool along with the illumination of the gorgeous landscape lighting adds a perfect touch to this incredibly chic setting. The outdoor living space is not complete without the fully equipped kitchen facilities, conveniently boasting a stainless steel sink and Viking rotisserie grill. Additionally, the three-car attached garage is a car lover’s dream. Replete with rubber flooring, two expansive granite counters, with abundant storage, serve the space – one featuring a stainless steel sink area and the other with full-size SubZero and Jenn-Air refrigerators with freezers. Combined with its incredible fusion of living and entertaining, this easy living, yet state-of-the-art contemporary residence with unsurpassed amenities achieves a harmonic and sophisticated ambiance throughout the home and is truly a masterpiece in Old Highland Park.