Sensational Preston Hollow Clean Lined Transitional Showplace
Situated in the heart of Preston Hollow and built by Olerio Homes, this sensational clean lined transitional showplace is located just steps from Preston Hollow Park and is also conveniently located near area shopping and restaurants, including Preston Center, Preston Royal, Preston Forest and NorthPark. With impeccable chic interiors by New Orleans designer Rivers Spencer and state-of-the-art amenities, the light and bright open floor plan boasts soaring 10′-foot ceilings and oversized windows yield natural light on the beautiful quartz and white oak hardwoods. From the premier Wolf/SubZero appliances in the Bentwood kitchen to the Baxter Residential elevator to the gorgeous Walker Zanger and Ann Sacks finishes, this home has a wealth of upgrades to offer. The formal dining and oversized great rooms are ideal for hosting dinner parties. The masterful primary suite is a dream with its enormous spa-like marble and quartz bath plus His and Hers (huge) walk-in closets and exercise room. Entertaining is effortless in the covered terrace, with its fireplace, ceiling heaters and retractable screens, overlooking a sparkling pool and spa with fountains, turf grass with putting green and lush landscaping by Marlin Landscape Systems. An oversized two-car attached garage plus an iron front yard perimeter fence with sliding gate completes this stunning residence.
Exceptional University Park French-Inspired Traditional on a Stunning 73′ x 160′ Corner Lot
Situated in prestigious University Park on a stunning 73’ x 160’ corner lot with a front side driveway, gorgeous landscaping and an abundance of mature trees with tree lighting, this wonderful French inspired traditional residence was custom built with one owner and has fabulous drive-up appeal. With its hand trowled Portland cement stucco exterior, the home exudes warm elegance with its sophisticated and graceful interiors and top-quality amenities. Details include 10’-foot ceilings downstairs, spacious entertaining rooms with elegant proportions, handsome hardwoods, deep crown molding, sculpted archways, cross beamed ceilings and wonderful marble and granite finishes contribute to the grandeur of this beautiful home. Providing for great entertaining flow, the exceptional three-story home is graciously appointed with approximately 5,809 square feet, four bedrooms, 5.1 baths, two gathering areas, two dining areas, four fireplaces, an elevator, wet bar, two balconies, a side patio, covered veranda, landscaped grounds, and a three-car attached garage with workshop area.
Through the oversized cast stone-surrounded wood door, the dramatic center entrance hall gleans with a 10-foot ceiling trimmed with deep crown molding and wainscoting, Italian marble-patterned flooring, dual coat closets, and a grand staircase, with wood balusters, leading upstairs to the third level. Elegant balusters also look down to the first floor. Graceful sculpted archways allow entry to the exquisite formal rooms and also lead to the rear of the home. Both with handsome hardwoods, elegant drapery and scenic views of the front landscaped grounds, the oversized dining room features silk-lined wall coverings with wainscoting, built-ins and also opens to a side patio, and the richly paneled living room is graced by a cross beamed ceiling, marble surrounded fireplace, with a wood carved mantle, and abundant built-in bookcases with storage. Capped by a cross-beamed ceiling, the oversized great room showcases a granite-surrounded fireplace, with a wood carved mantle, handsome hardwoods, and a temperature-controlled cedar wine closet with floor-to-ceiling wine racks. Conveniently serving the space is a wet bar, which houses granite counters with a mirrored backsplash, a bar sink, paneled SubZero refrigerator with ice maker, and an impressive granite-topped bar serving area. Additionally, French doors open to the front side grounds plus a pair of light-filled sliding glass doors also open to reveal an expansive covered veranda.
Nearby, a spacious granite kitchen boasts stainless and paneled appliances, including a Jenn-Air gas cooktop with griddle, a KitchenAid double oven, dishwasher and microwave, and a paneled SubZero refrigerator with freezer, an island with breakfast bar, a desk area, huge walk-in pantry, and a white triple bowl ceramic sink with a scenic window above overlooking the veranda. Ideal for entertaining guests, an expansive butler’s pantry is replete with a bar sink and abundant built-ins. Additionally, a back staircase leads upstairs. The kitchen also flows to a light-filled morning room, which features a granite surrounded fireplace and also opens to the veranda. An elevator, replete with gleaming hardwoods, serves the first and second levels of living, and an elegant powder room with a pedestal sink, marble flooring and stylish wall coverings, rounds out the first floor.
Second level of living is equally impressive. French doors open to reveal a Juliet balcony, with Pennsylvania Bluestone flooring and also looks down to the front landscaped grounds. Centered by a granite-surrounded fireplace, with a raised hearth, the luxurious, oversized master suite boasts abundant built-ins with a desk area, neutral carpeting and French doors opening to a private, iron-grilled Juliet balcony with Pennsylvania Bluestone flooring and also looks down to the front side grounds. The adjacent His and Hers marble baths are elegant and spacious. The “Hers” white Calacatta marble bath is appointed with a large vanity desk area, a jetted tub, separate shower, abundant built-in storage and an immense walk-in closet. Featuring special finished cabinetry, the handsome “His” marble bath is also highlighted by a separate shower, abundant built-ins and a huge walk-in closet. Two additional ensuite bedrooms range in size and style, but both with neutral carpeting, love seating, extra-large walk-in closets and elegant full baths. Additionally, two expansive large cedar closets provide for seasonal storage space. Fully equipped, a utility room houses built-ins with a stainless steel sink and a SubZero refrigerator, a drip dry and hanging rack area, built-in ironing board, storage closet with a central vacuum station, and also provides room for a full-size washer and dryer.
Perfect for relaxation, the third floor reveals a spacious fourth bedroom, with neutral carpeting and abundant storage space, a separate sitting room with desk area, and an elegant full bath with large walk-in closet. The fourth bedroom may also be conveniently used as a game or exercise room.
Outside, the backyard and side grounds set the tone for a sophisticated atmosphere for entertaining. Marked by columns, an exceptional outdoor entertaining area features an expansive covered terrace with Pennsylvania Bluestone flooring, ceiling fans and also overlooks a shimmering fountain and beautifully landscaped grounds. Also featuring Pennsylvania Bluestone flooring, the spacious side patio overlooks verdant landscaped grounds and is completely private. An oversized three-car attached garage, with epoxy coated flooring plus a spacious workshop area, with abundant built-ins and a stainless steel sink, completes this fabulous residence. Additional amenities include four zones of HVAC, multiple water heaters, and a stucco, iron and wood fence.
Timeless Traditional Tudor Showplace in University Park
Elegantly restored beyond the studs, architectural designer Monty Gaither transformed incredible function, access and endless space, into a timeless, architecturally rich, traditional showplace beaming from a prime corner in the Fairway of University Park. Extensive stone terracing, stately custom knotty Alder doors with leaded beveled glass, adorn the impressive entrance framed by professionally designed azalea gardens and mature trees. This well-appointed two story home is perfect for living, a growing family and entertaining.
The home boasts sophisticated and graceful interiors, skillfully finished hand-trawled finishes and smooth ceilings, custom crown, cabinetry and millwork, towering ceilings, hand scraped hardwoods, stylish formals, a richly-paneled library and family room with oversized, rustic stone fireplace and wet bar. Boasting a large morning room area and premier appliances, ceiling-height custom kitchen cabinetry by Philip Day envelop the kitchen with nearly 30′ of white Calacatta marble countertops and island. Incredible in-home office offers the busy family storage to the ceiling with 16′ of granite-topped workspace and custom office cabinetry. The secluded, luxurious primary suite showcases an architecturally significant, seamless, groin-vaulted ceiling, its own sitting area and enormous marble bath with His and Hers vanities, a soaking tub, separate shower and two unbelievably huge walk-in closets. Five additional, incredibly spacious bedrooms with ensuite baths top the list for the growing family. Property offers enormous storage throughout with sizable floored attic accessible with permanent code-compliant stairs; this home does not disappoint! Covered terrace overlooks a large backyard and three-car garage with a deep approach from Tulane and street parking for six vehicles. Custom wrought iron security fencing, custom millwork, cabinetry, finishes, fireplace mantles, incredible entry and terracing, huge garage and drive, concrete and lathe marble baths, exquisite hardware and plumbing fixtures.