The Spanish Eclectic masterpiece at 4332 Lorraine Avenue is an enchanting home in every way. From the bracketed blue tile roof with its elaborated chimney top to its focal bay window topped by paired arched windows and balustrade, precise landscaping and charming terrace, every detail of this thoughtfully designed custom home reflects a devotion to recreating the sun-drenched Mediterranean. The wide circle drive with two remarkable pairs of antique urns leads up to a terra cotta porch with spectacular antique iron gates framed by an intricate spiraled stone door surround imported from a Saint Louis mansion.
Past the mosaic tile floor medallion, a pair of imposing antique wooden doors lead into a generous two-story entry hall distinguished by a classic quatrefoil stained glass window and troweled stucco walls in soft gold and terra cotta floors, both of which continue throughout the entire first floor. A stunning staircase with iron and brass bannister frames a Moorish tile fountain flanked by grilled sidelights dated 1883 that match the entry gates. Both the dining room and study are entered through unique pairs of antique doors with the study featuring a carved English mantle topped by a beautiful frieze with bookcases to match. A pair of stained glass windows framing the bay add a warm glow to this lovely room.
Also off the entry hall, an impressive carved cabinet dominates the powder room along with an antique stained glass window, textured walls and distinctive commode door. The expansive den is clearly the heart of the home with a handsome wood-burning fireplace with carved mantle and slate surround, beamed coffered ceiling and adjacent full bar, capped by an antique lion frieze, with granite counters, sink, icemaker and beverage refrigerator.
Passing through the sunny breakfast room with arched windows and Moroccan chandelier, one moves into the well-appointed chef’s kitchen with stone countertops, distressed Tuscan cabinetry, a range with six burners and grill, three ovens, dishwasher, microwave, over-sized Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, desk and walk-in pantry. An additional pantry/storage room, second powder room, butler’s pantry and side entry hall complete this level.
The master suite and two secondary bedrooms are upstairs, one with a black granite bathroom and hand-painted door. Across the front of the home, a two-room suite includes a spacious bedroom, dressing room and granite bathroom with antique stained glass window and cozy study with bookshelves. Entered through an elegant pair of Cloisonee doors, the master suite features a trayed ceiling, hand-painted panels, mirrored walls, and a wood-burning fireplace with antique carved mantle with slate hearth and surround. The serene master bathroom has a jetted tub, separate shower with frosted glass door and ample dual closets, one with antique stained glass window and chandelier. A stairway from the master accesses the upper level storage room with quatrefoil window, maintaining the integrity of the Tuscan style.
The den’s antique gates with matching sidelights open onto a covered porch with gas grill. The glorious outdoor space beyond is perfectly enclosed in a charming terra cotta tile-floored courtyard with delightful landscaping and a decorative tiled wall framing a coved fountain inset. A covered walkway with balustrade leads to the three-car garage with a two-room guest suite above with full bath and utility room.
4332 Lorraine’s additional amenities include a sizable motor court accessed through a porte cochere, impeccably maintained systems, recessed lighting, abundant storage and exceptional attention to every detail in design and construction. All this in a superior location in the French Streets of Highland Park in Dallas - it quite simply does not get any better than this.