This Country French Estate is flanked in lavish details of quality construction, European finishes, and lush panoramic landscape nestled in a private gated community minutes between downtown Dallas to Shops at Legacy to Love Field and DFW airports, making it a central location.
When you enter the Green Park Community with just a few homes in a cul de sac, the privacy, mix of architectures and neighbors share in the pleasures of living in a quiet and private oasis.
This home, designed by architect Clay Nelson brought the owners’ dream of a French Chateau to reality. As you enter the home and walk up the stairs the risers are hand painted Italian tiles. The porch is encased with detailed cast stone before entering through large mahogany front door crafted with beautiful musical themed applique. Hardware is from the original 1893 Le Chateau Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City, Canada, setting the tone for entrance into the complex construction of multilevel rooms and appointed details for each.
The formal dining room with a barreled ceiling is finished with luxurious Marmorino crushed marble Venetian plaster that has been polished to perfection. The Maria Theresa chandelier and large Empire style wall sconces came from a renovated Paris hotel.
The formal powder bath down a curved hallway under the stair case basin is made from a converted antique Louis XIV bombe chinoiserie commode with marble top and ornate bronze hardware. The accented antique Chinese Chippendale mirror is from an old New Orleans mansion.
Step down into a gracious great room with 24’ cathedral ceilings complete with hand honed solid Douglas Fir Beams and Cast Stone Fireplace. The iron balcony overlooks the great room and is flanked with French doors to outdoor living and dining overlooking the large greenbelt and edgeless pool.
Entering into the kitchen on the reclaimed tiles from France with bricked keeping room and knotty pine cabinetry is the ultimate dream for any chef to be inspired. Equipped with gas Wolfe range, Gaggeneau dishwasher, Sub-Zero refrigerator, built-in Miele coffee maker and Viking microwave oven. Countertops are brushed Zimbabwe granite and accented back splash with hand painted tiles from France, making it warm and hearty space for a cup of hot tea by the fire or catered delight for the formality of preparing a gourmet meal.
The master suite with views of the back yard oasis and private dressing area and safe room are just a few of the special features in this retreat. The free standing tub was carved out of marble and imported from England setting the design for the master bath. Features include towel warmer, bombe style cabinets and built in armoire.
Upstairs are split rooms and home office for privacy off the landing and down from the $190,000 equipped home theatre and integrated sound system throughout the house by the award winning HomeTronics. The theatre is acoustically accurate and speakers are wired to hit the “money seat” at the precise time. The walls are double sheet rocked and floors insulated with rubber all while surrounded by acoustic tiles hidden behind the fabric walls to share the best home entertainment experience money can buy. Equipped with a wet bar and under counter refrigerator will take you to the movies in the Frank Lloyd Wright décor.
Don’t miss the fabulous outdoor entertaining area complete with a covered porch, stone patio, fireplace overlooking a negative edge pool and greenbelt.
Very complex in her vision of each room with levels of space to feel each as it was designed by purpose. No ceilings anywhere in the home are identical, some with archways, angles, barrels or beamed make it warm and interesting for the guest to feel a part of history.
This mulit-level post tension slab sits on approximately 90 re-inforced piers that go down to bedrock. One foot thick exterior walls, they added a 4” block to the standard framing to give the windows and doors depth and shadowing effect and make it look aged to time.
Roof is constructed of multi-colored 1’ thick fiberglass reinforced concrete tiles and gas lanterns were hand crafted by renowned Richard Potter Art Metal Studios.