4229 Edmondson was built in 2001 by Ventura Custom Homes. Designed in a clean lined French style, the floor plan is symmetrical with beautiful sight lines. The marble entry hall is flanked by a living room and a library, both of which have cast stone mantels, herringbone fireplaces, custom millwork and tall casement windows.
The focal point of the entry hall is a dramatic curved staircase, positioned on axis in the cross hall, or stair hall. The stair hall is a light filled space that creates an efficient flow for entertaining as it is home to the wet bar, the wine room, and openings to the dining room, family room and the east terrace. Should an elevator be necessary, the wine room was designed to convert to an elevator shaft and there is a matching closet on the second level.
The lovely dining room is almost perfectly square with a beautiful fretwork ceiling, bay window and a silver closet fully lined in Pacific cloth. Adjoining it is a generous butler’s pantry with it’s own half bath and plenty of counter space for serving.
A large kitchen and breakfast room adjoin the family room at the back of the first floor. The kitchen is equipped with a commercial range, SubZero refrigeraton, two dishwashers, and enough cabinetry to accommodate the most prolific entertainer. A service bar provides a sense of openness between the kitchen and the family room.
The spacious family room has windows on the north and south. At its center, a grand cast stone fireplace anchors the room, flanked by walls designed for art and console furniture. A pair of French doors at its south end open to a beautiful covered porch overlooking the pool. The porch is equipped with phantom screens that rise and lower at the touch of a button. The pool is surrounded by a lush, mature landscape comprised of Italian cypress, roses and other native plants. There is a bath that services the pool on the first level of the garage and guest quarters.
The second level of the home continues the symmetry of the main level, with four bedroom suites, each occupying a corner of the house, with a second floor living room in the center above the entrance hall. The master suite is a luxury experience. At the end of hallway paneled in antique mirrored glass, the large bedroom has casement windows overlooking the pool. The master hallway is flanked by his and hers baths and closets, and both are dream spaces with impressive cabinetry and millwork. The other three bedroom suites are generous in size with large windows and beautiful hardwood floors.
A feature that cannot be missed is the guest apartment above the three car garage, with a full kitchen and breakfast area, living room, bedroom and bath. Windows clad with awnings overlook the swimming pool, the motor court and the attractive rear façade of the main house. This space has been used for long term guests and also effectively as an office suite.
There are many special properties in Highland Park, but far fewer that possess architectural integrity together with elegance, livability, and all of the modern conveniences. 4229 Edmondson is a turn-key opportunity with every amenity already in place and every gorgeous detail designed. Its 73 foot frontage on Edmondson gives it a grand stature, and the location--just two blocks from Highland Park Village and three blocks from Bradfield and the Dallas Country Club-is icing on the cake.