Time nor expense was spared on this incredible property. All walls and ceilings of the home are hand troweled smooth plaster which took nearly a year and a half to complete. The interior and exterior iron doors were designed by the homeowner and hand-forged by a blacksmith who also created the walnut door straps, square nails, iron hooks, and wall sconces. Each walnut door was handpicked by its thickness and purity. All windows were restored and state of the art plumbing and heating was installed.
Main Level: greeting hall; great room with fireplace and French doors to patio; library with fireplace and custom shelves; formal dining room with French doors leading to the patio; butler’s pantry; kitchen and breakfast room with two sets of French doors; hearth room with French white oak beams, fireplace, and French doors to patio; back hall; and guest bedroom with ensuite bath (former chauffer quarters).
Upper Level: sumptuous master suite with 5 piece bath, two large fitted closets, and 2nd laundry; four additional bedrooms (one non-conforming); two 3/4 baths; and rooftop terrace.
Lower Level: large recreation room with two brick fireplaces, full walnut bar and access to outdoor dining area; temperature controlled wine cellar; exercise room; 3/4 bath with steam shower; office with built-in desk, shelving and large document closet; laundry room; and an abundance of storage.
Special Property Features
- Venetian plaster walls and ceilings throughout
- Flooring throughout the main level includes reclaimed French Oak, French Terra-Cotta tiles, and reclaimed French Barr Gris Limestone
- Versailles de Parquet flooring in the formal dining room, created in Louis IV style of oak and walnut bordered with a surround of the French reclaimed antique oak
- 18th and 19th century hand forged iron entry doors in vestibule and two pairs of antique chestnut doors in entry
- Restored original metal casement windows
- White oak reclaimed beams
- 3 fireplaces on main level with Limestone surround
- Brick in walkout lower level from 19th century Wilfley Factory
Architect: Fisher & Fisher
Architecture: Mediterranean Revival
Year Built: 1928 – renovated in 2008
Construction: Triple Brick
Roof: Clay Tile
Bathrooms: 5 1/2
Square Footage: 5736
Walkout Lower Lvl: 3115
Fireplace: 5 (library, great rm, hearth rm, 2 in rec rm)
Garage: 3 Car Attached
Lot Size: 36,1217 sq. ft.
Heat: Main-radiant, 2nd & Lower- forced air
Cooling: Central Air-conditioning
Taxes (2015): $16,272
Cory Elementary, Merrill Middle, South High School
Graland, St. Anne’s Academy, Good Shepherd
The unfitted kitchen is a gourmand’s delight featuring antique white oak beams, Portuguese antique deft murals, 18th century waxed limestone counters and La Cache French oven with 7 burners and 2 ovens; the stone sink features a side mount brass fixtures.
The charming hearth room features an intimate sitting area around a gas fireplace; breakfast room with palladium windows with east-facing views and azulejo tile mural.
The butler’s pantry features custom cabinetry, San Jacinto grey limestone countertops, original German silver sink, Sub Zero refrigerator, wine refrigerator, and microwave drawer.
Framed by lush landscaping and brick walls, the acreage features a gated circular drive, sweeping lawn gardens, specimen trees and pool with multiple terraces for intimate al fresco dining or large scale entertaining.