World-renowned Architectural Digest AD100 Dallas-based designer, Jan Showers, breathes new life into this visually stunning French Provincial estate, nestled on a quiet tree-lined street between the Dallas Country Club and Hackberry Creek! Set back on over a quarter-acre, lushly landscaped lot, this 7,424-square-feet estate affords sophisticated upgrades and luxurious appointments throughout. Designer wall-coverings, fixtures, and a fresh and lively color palette add a sense of whimsy and refinement, all hand-selected by Showers.
Not one but six gracious living areas allow you to entertain in style, whether you’re hosting a dinner party in the formal dining adorned with Gracie wallpaper, or doing homework in the sunny breakfast nook with the kids. Five impressive bedrooms - all with en-suite baths and walk-in closets - make guests feel right at home, coupled by seven-full spa-like baths, a powder room with lacquered walls, and a privately fenced pool and patio for endless enjoyment.
Arched windows, a beautifully pitched roof, and stately double doors distinguish the exterior of the home and welcome you inside to a grand foyer, marked by a brass bannister staircase and sleek marble cabochon floors. Open and airy, the formal den takes center stage, inviting you to take a seat by the fire and stay for a while. Ideal for charming your guests, the den leads to a handsome private library tucked behind pocket doors, and featuring custom floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases with gallery lighting for showcasing art and personal treasures.
Perhaps the most impressive room of all lies at the heart of the home, where the generous living area with fireplace and walls of arched French door windows add drama and an abundance of natural light. Swing open the French doors to effortlessly entertain inside and out, with access to the center courtyard and gardens, or overlooking the tranquil pool and patio built for hosting a crowd. Surround sound via Control4 system and upgraded lighting throughout create the perfect ambiance in every room.
For the home chef only the best will do, and this gourmet custom kitchen does not disappoint. It comes fully-equipped with high-end Viking and SubZero appliances, Two Bosch dishwashers, marble and quartz countertops, center island, custom cabinets, walk-in pantry, eat-in breakfast nook with banquet, and built-in work station. A convenient wet bar off the kitchen offers a wine cooler and ice-maker. Nearby, a Palm Beach inspired solarium serves as an enchanting space to curl up with a good book or share cocktails and game nights with friends.
Retreat to the oversized master suite to unwind. Here you’ll enjoy a cozy third fireplace, sitting area, and Italian limestone spa-bath with double vanities, a soaking tub beneath a bay window, and separate walk-in shower. Two custom walk-in closets with a TV and dressing area ensure plenty of space to house your wardrobe. An upper level play room, large second floor utility room with drip/dry area and two sets of full-size stackable washer/dryers, outdoor grill, dog run, security system with cameras, and three-car garage, round out this extraordinary offering.
Ideally located in sought-after Highland Park, you’ll enjoy exemplary HPISD schools in a home that is just a short walk across a picturesque stone bridge to Armstrong Elementary! Close proximity to community pool, and minutes from shops, dining, and entertainment of Highland Park Village, you’ll never tire of things to do in this quintessential Dallas community. Run, don’t walk, to experience the unrivaled beauty and impeccable lifestyle of 3637 Maplewood Avenue today!