Fabulous Cloisters Estates Mid-Century Modern Overlooking White Rock Lake on 1.033 Acres
A rare opportunity in the ultra-exclusive Cloisters Estates overlooking White Rock Lake on a gorgeous 1.033-acre lot, this fabulous Mid-Century Modern residence at 4646 Chapel Hill Road was custom designed for O.V. and Marie Campbell, owners of the Texas School Book Depository, with most of the rooms providing spectacular views of the lake. Details include an open floor plan, spacious entertaining rooms, hand-rubbed walnut cabinetry, ornately carved molding, custom lighting, gleaming terrazzo floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. The two-story home offers approximately 4,919 square feet of living space, two gathering areas, two dining areas, a fireplace, wet bar, balcony, covered and uncovered terraces, gorgeous backyard grounds overlooking the lake and a two-car garage. The Cloisters Estates is a well-kept secret for the very few and fortunate homeowners living in this special area only minutes from downtown Dallas, offering all of the conveniences of this beautiful city. There are two accessible entrances to the property. Enter from West Lawther Drive and proceed up the curved driveway and experience breathtaking views of the one-of-a-kind estate home from the first level. Enter Cloister Estates from Chapel Hill Road and you will encounter a sprawling Mid-Century Modern home from the main entrance on the second level of living.
Through the double wood doors, with stained glass paneled windows custom designed by a local artist, the dramatic entrance hall gleans with a soaring pop-up vaulted ceiling trimmed with ornately carved molding, hand finished walls with accents of chair railing and millwork, gleaming terrazzo floors and a gorgeous oversized crystal chandelier, which was personally purchased by Marie Campbell on one of her many European trips along with the other 27 stunning and hand-picked crystal chandeliers and sconces throughout the residence. Providing great entertaining flow, the entrance hall is flanked by exquisite formal rooms, both with ornately carved molding, neutral carpeting and large windows providing scenic views of the front landscaped grounds. The front foyer also steps down to the expansive great room, which showcases gorgeous views of White Rock Lake. Perfect for women’s tea parties or event planning meetings, the oversized living room, illuminated by dual crystal and brass sconces, is also appointed with elegant drapery. Graced by a fabulous crystal chandelier, the formal dining room, with its expansive marble-topped buffet, can accommodate larger dinner parties and also conveniently flows to the kitchen. Designed as a servant-style kitchen accommodating large parties with ease of movement and convenience, the spacious kitchen boasts original hand-rubbed walnut cabinetry and doors, white Corian counters, ceramic tile floors, top-quality appliances, including GE Profile, GE Monogram, Toastmaster and SubZero, elegant wall coverings, a large walk-in pantry, pantry closet, adjacent utility room and also leads downstairs to the garage. The fully equipped utility room houses abundant walnut cabinetry matching those in the kitchen, white Corian counters with double bowl sinks, ceramic tile floors, a refrigerator and space for a full size washer and dryer. The kitchen also opens to a large breakfast room, which is replete with a large window overlooking the lake, a one-of-a-kind alabaster chandelier, elegant wall coverings, walnut paneled wainscoting, terrazzo floors and abundant walnut built-ins with white Corian counters. The breakfast room also flows to the expansive great room, where a sense of openness continues. The great room uniquely showcases 180-degree views of floor-to-ceiling windows providing an abundance of light and dramatic views of White Rock Lake. In fact, the entire back of the estate facing the lake has window views from every room. French doors also open to a large iron-grilled balcony, which leads downstairs to the first level. Framed by a fireplace, surrounded by an impressive floor-to-ceiling white marble chimney breast wall, the great room also features walnut paneled walls along with a wall of abundant built-ins and terrazzo floors. Conveniently serving the area is also a wet bar, which features a hammered brass bar sink, mirrored wall with glass shelving, icemaker and a bar serving area. Down the hall, a large exquisite marble powder bath, accented with crystal sconces, also overlooks the lake.
With large windows overlooking picturesque views of the lake, the luxurious master suite’s credentials include an oversized light-filled bedroom with its own sitting area, ornately carved molding, neutral carpeting, and is also illuminated by an exquisite brass-and-crystal chandelier. The nearby elegant His and Hers separate baths are spacious and showcase floor-to-ceiling tile walls with large vanities topped with marble counters, terrazzo floors, a marble bathtub, separate double shower with tile, abundant storage space and His and Hers separate large walk-in closets with built-ins. Rounding out the second floor is an elegant gallery area, which is appointed with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking spectacular views of the lake and also features a gorgeous Austrian crystal chandelier, gleaming hardwood floors and a staircase with solid brass bannisters leading down to the first level. Equally impressive, the first floor showcases two additional master bedroom suites with a combination of carpeted, terrazzo and marble floors, crystal chandeliers and original Sherle Wagner sinks and faucets. Patio doors in each room lead to the 2,500-square foot terrace as well as an additional covered terrace, both with fabulous views of the lake. One of the bedrooms is being used as a media room, with all of the controls located in the media room closet. An oversized two-car attached garage completes the interior of this fabulous residence.
Outside, over $200,000 was invested in landscaping the beautiful grounds of this estate. Two wooded/treed areas are located at the West Lawther side of the property along with a wrought iron fence and two solid iron-gate entrances – the Chapel Hill entrance gate being electric. The water fountain in the backyard was the featured three-tier fountain at Jackson’s Garden Center and specially purchased for this property. It is a brass fountain placed into a reflecting pool. Landscaped lighting surrounds the entire property and creates a moon lit atmosphere in the evening hours. Additionally, this property is located in a wildlife preserve and the tranquil setting is a sight for bird watchers and wildlife admirers. A nature walk around the lake is a dream come true offering fresh air, beautiful sounds and watching the sailboats on the lake is a treat! Additional amenities that are new to the property include a new $67,000 roof, rain gutters and window replacements.