Outstanding Clean Line Mediterranean Showplace in Highland Park
Built by renowned custom builder Avida Custom Homes and situated in prestigious Highland Park just steps away from Flippen Park, this stunning clean line Mediterranean new construction showcases a finish-out of the highest quality and has fabulous drive-up appeal. The design elements in this spectacular residence are unparalleled. Details include 10-foot ceilings, spacious entertaining rooms, gleaming hardwood floors, wrought iron detailing, antique reclaimed limestone wood-burning fireplaces and Italian wood chandeliers, deep cove molding, custom lighting, and gorgeous marble, travertine and limestone finishes throughout. The outstanding home offers approximately 5,361 square feet of living space, two stories, five bedrooms, six full and one-half baths, three entertaining areas, two dining areas, three interior fireplaces, two wet bars, a covered terrace with outdoor fireplace, pool, guest quarters and a two-car garage. Additionally, the guest quarters hold another 320 square feet and the covered terrace encompasses an additional 298 square feet. The two-story manse is in immaculate, move-in condition with the space, finish and amenities sought by any discerning buyer.
Through the double iron-and-glass doors, the exquisite entrance hall gleans with an antique bronze chandelier trimmed with deep cove molding and handsome hardwoods, whose texture is deftly highlighted by a gorgeous spiral stairway with wrought balusters leading upstairs to the second level. Providing for great entertaining flow, graceful arches properly accent entry to the formal areas, where deep cove molding and hardwood floors continue, and Palladian windows provide scenic views of the front landscaped grounds. The exquisite living room is oversized and centered by a fireplace with a fabulous antique French limestone mantel with Trumeau. Graced by a stunning oversized antique Italian wood chandelier, the spacious dining room also flows through a butler’s pantry to the kitchen.
The professional chef’s white Calcutta Regina marble kitchen showcases custom cabinetry, premier stainless steel appliances, including Wolf, SubZero, Bosch and Dacor, an expansive island with a stainless steel sink and a breakfast bar, a walk-in pantry, butler’s pantry and a large breakfast area, which provides art lighting and views of the side grounds. The kitchen also opens to an oversized great room, which is the heart of the home and features a fireplace with a stunning antique French limestone mantel with a flat screen television above. Additionally, floor-to-ceiling windows yield natural light on the hardwoods and overlook views of the covered terrace and gorgeous pool. A door also opens to the terrace. Nearby, French doors allow entrance to a private study, which is accented by a wall of built-ins with bookcases and an oversized stainless steel chandelier. A downstairs guest suite is appointed with a spacious bedroom, generous-sized walk-in closet and a gorgeous white Bianco Bella marble bath, which boasts a pedestal sink and a separate double shower. Conveniently serving the entertaining areas, a Siena Silver travertine-topped wet bar houses glass front top cabinets and a stainless steel bar sink and wine cooler refrigerator. A wrought iron door also opens to reveal a wine room, which is replete with wine racks. Adjacent, an exquisite powder room illuminated by fabulous antique Italian sconces also features a stunning marble baptism bowl and gorgeous limestone floors. Additionally, speakers for selected sound are located throughout the house. For added convenience, a mud nook and two storage closets round out the first floor.
Second level of living is equally impressive and subtly grand. Crowned by a coved pop-up ceiling, with a fabulous oversized antique Italian wood chandelier and surrounded by gleaming hardwoods, the lavish master suite is also appointed with a fireplace showcasing a gorgeous French limestone mantel with a flat screen television above, separate “His” and “Hers” palatial master baths and floor-to-ceiling windows, with elegant drapery, overlooking the pool and backyard. The nearby sumptuous “Hers” white Calcutta Regina marble bath is accented by a barrel vault ceiling with an Italian wood chandelier, dual vanity desk areas, a jetted tub, separate double steam shower and two huge walk-in closets. The “His” bath showcases handsome Winter Cloud marble counters with limestone floors, rich cabinetry, a large walk-in shower, room-sized closet with custom cabinetry and a marble wet bar with a bar sink and a stainless steel refrigerator. The adjoining three bedrooms range in size and style, and all with gleaming hardwoods, exquisite wall drapery or natural woven blinds, large walk-in closets and full elegant baths with marble or limestone finishes. Down the hall, a fully equipped utility room serves the area and houses London Grey limestone counters and floors, a stainless steel sink and also provides room for a full-size washer and dryer.
Outside, the gorgeous backyard grounds and pool set the tone for a sophisticated atmosphere for entertaining. The expansive covered terrace is framed by a cast stone wood-burning fireplace and also features limestone floors, ceiling fans and overlooks incredible views of the stunning pool and spa with fountains. The two-car oversized detached garage reveals abundant storage and has full guest quarters above, which include an oversized living-bedroom area with a vaulted ceiling, stylish wall-to-wall sisal carpeting and natural woven blinds. An elegant full bath with Temby Quartz counters and marble floors completes this stunning residence. Additional amenities include: pier and beam foundation, stucco plaster over a block exterior, tile roof, surround sound system speakers, wood and iron fence, foam insulation, tankless water heaters, abundant storage, and a sprinkler and security system.