Wonderful Highland Park Historical Mediterranean on Ultra-Exclusive Beverly Drive
Situated in prestigious Highland Park on ultra-exclusive Beverly Drive within the Bradfield School District and near Highland Park Village, this wonderful historical Mediterranean residence, with its brick-and-stone exterior and tile roof, is nestled on a gorgeous 63′ x 161′ lot and has fabulous drive-up appeal. Details include spacious entertaining rooms, gleaming hardwoods, hand-finished walls, deep molding and decorative lighting throughout. The stately two-story home offers 4,106 square feet, four bedrooms, 3½ baths, three entertaining areas, two dining areas, three fireplaces, a wet bar, patio, outdoor fireplace, verdant landscaped grounds, two-story detached garage with two-story guest apartment, and an automatic gate.
Through the iron-and-glass door, enter to an inviting entrance hall, which gleans with a fabulous iron chandelier, hand-finished walls trimmed with deep molding, gleaming hardwoods, a hidden coat closet and a curving stairway, with fabulous wrought iron-and-wood balusters, leading upstairs to the second level. Providing great entertaining flow, the front foyer is flanked by graceful arches allowing entrance to the elegant formal rooms, both with bay windows providing scenic views of the front landscaped grounds and where handsome hardwoods continue. Centered by a marble-surrounded fireplace, with a wood-carved mantle, the oversized living room is also appointed with hand-finished walls, exquisite drapery and leads to the great room. Graced by an ornately carved plaster ceiling medallion with a gorgeous crystal-and-iron chandelier (excluded from sale), the dining room is also highlighted by chair railing, deep molding and leads to both the breakfast room and kitchen and to the rear of the home. Illuminated by an iron chandelier, the breakfast room is accented by a pair of built-in china cabinets, with a mirrored backsplash and storage, light-filled Palladian windows, with plantation shutters, overlooking views of the front grounds, and also opens to the kitchen. Also graced with an iron chandelier, the spacious island kitchen boasts granite counters with a mirrored backsplash, stainless steel and black appliances, including Viking, Thermador, SubZero and GE, and plantation shutters.
The rear of the home is an addition by renowned architect Charles S. Dilbeck. Capped by a vaulted wood plank beamed ceiling with brick accents, the oversized great room is the heart of the home. Framed by an immense brick-and-stone wood-burning fireplace, with a raised hearth, and flanked by abundant built-ins, the great room also showcases brick floors, plantation shutters, an expansive L-shaped love seat, and is served by a wet bar. The fully equipped granite-topped wet bar houses a copper bar sink, mirrored backsplash with glass shelving and storage. Crowned by a vaulted wood plank beamed ceiling, the adjacent study is highlighted by brick and paneled walls, flagstone floors, a wall of built-in bookcases and sun-lit French doors opening to the side grounds. The great room also leads though a spacious gallery area to the outdoors. The gallery is replete with brick and paneled walls, flagstone floors and French doors opening to the landscaped backyard. From the gallery, French doors also allow entrance to a downstairs bedroom, which may also be used as an office. Graced by a pair of octogon-shaped leaded glass windows flanking a beautiful stained glass window, the spacious bedroom features a vaulted wood plank beamed ceiling, paneled walls, flagstone flooring and a fabulous marble bath. A utility closet and a wonderful powder room, accented with decorative ceramic tiles, round out the first floor.
Second level of living is equally spacious and impressive. Luxurious and private, the oversized master suite is crowned by a barrel vault ceiling and also showcases a fireplace, with a terracotta tile surround, large sitting area, gleaming hardwoods, and a wall of built-in bookcases surrounded by a wonderful stained glass window. The wonderful master bath is appointed with a barrel vault ceiling illuminated by an iron chandelier, His and Hers sinks, a separate shower, soaking tub, and a room-size walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms are generous-sized, both with hardwood floors, ceiling fans, plantation shutters and large walk-in closets. The two bedrooms are also served by an elegant ceramic tiled full bath.
Outside, the backyard grounds set the tone for a sophisticated atmosphere for entertaining! The large patio, with flagstone decking, overlooks views of an outdoor Kiva wood-burning fireplace and the huge verdant landscaped backyard grounds. A two-car detached garage is highlighted by an attached two-story guest apartment. The first floor reveals a spacious living room, which is accented by paneled walls with chair railing and slate floors, and a fully equipped kitchen, which boasts Spanish tile and white appliances. Appointed with carpeting and plantation shutters, the second floor houses a large living room, spacious bedroom and an elegant white ceramic-tiled bath. An automatic gate completes this fabulous historical residence.