This handsome brick and limestone French inspired home, sited on over ½ acre lot on one of Preston Hollow’s premier streets, was custom designed and built for the current owners. From the elegant exterior to its beautifully proportioned interior, this home exudes warmth with its wonderful light and comfortable floorplan.
The welcoming marble floored entry hall is highlighted by the graceful iron balustrade staircase. It is flanked by a rich paneled library and a magnificent dining room just made for entertaining. Passing through the foyer one enters the great room with its coffered beamed 14 foot ceiling. Centering on the stunning stone surround fireplace, this room overlooks the outdoor living area and beautifully landscaped rear grounds. The very private, spacious downstairs master suite has a comfortable sitting area and wonderful views over the rear grounds. The sumptuous marble bath is adjoined by large his and her closets.
The bright center island cook’s kitchen and the butler’s pantry are equipped with marble countertops and top of the line appliances. The breakfast/morning room has yet another wall of windows and is warmed by the custom limestone surround fireplace. A guest suite, 2 half baths, and utility room complete the first floor living areas. A secondary staircase is conveniently tucked away. Rich, lightly handscraped red oak floors are found throughout the home. In addition, an elevator provides ultimate convenience.
Up the winding staircase and radiating from the spacious landing, one finds three delightful bedroom suites, an expansive playroom under the eaves, a media room, and a secondary laundry room. Mary Poppins would be thrilled with the heavy wainscoting and whimsical handpainted murals in both the playroom and cozy nursery.
The inviting outdoor room with massive fireplace and Pennsylvania Bluestone flooring anchors the rear of the home. Boxwoods and roses embellish the pristine yard and heavy magnolias create a wall of privacy. And a surprise for the pet owner---a very special heated dog house is tucked away in a corner dog run!
An enormous amount of creativity, thought, and planning has gone into the creation of this home. Built by Hawkins Wellwood with fabulous interior design collaboration by Ann Schooler and landscaping by Southern Botanical, this is a home for the ages.
Broker : Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
Agent : Anne Goyer
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