Set on a tucked away lane of treasured homes accessed directly off Windsor Road and perched just above Pease Park, this home is a perfect compliment to the woodland landscape delight.
The Arcadian architectural style of the home makes use of Old Chicago brick and cream stucco for its exterior and blends seamlessly amidst the plentiful mature trees.
Exterior steps lead visitors up and through the masterfully designed front entry courtyard and into the foyer which separates the public from private spaces brilliantly. Ebony stained oak flooring compliments the art worthy walls. The kitchen was recently updated with quartzite countertops and new stainless appliances. It opens to the living room which extends beyond metal and glass doors to a screened porch.
Out on the porch, the shiplap wood covered walls and ceilings merge effortlessly with the hand carved limestone fireplace. The porch unites the living room with the glass and metal folding doors and the front courtyard and hillside backyard with screen doors.
Back inside past the living room and kitchen, arched portals into the dining room and hallway lead to private spaces on the main level. High ceilings and doorways further create a sense of space in each room. The cozy master bedroom is a prelude to the extraordinary master bath highlighted by polished granite countertops and shower wall with a freestanding tub sitting just outside the shower. The oversized closet is more like its own room with plenty of storage options and a built-in vanity or desk area.
Across the hallway from the master bedroom is the optional 4th bedroom/office. Down a few steps it is currently serving as a media room and office. This direction also leads to an exercise/storage room, powder bath and 4-car garage (2 bays with lifts) with additional storage space and a dog washing sink. There is also an option to install an elevator in an existing shaft.
Proceeding up to the other two bedrooms, half a level between the main and second story, is the utility room. A perfect location for access to all levels. Once upstairs, there is an additional entertainment room that serves as a private retreat with study space. Each bedroom has its own bath and ample closet space. These bedrooms also have perfectly placed windows providing a peaceful view out onto the surrounding tree filled landscape.
Last but certainly not least, this parkside gem has its own private outdoor space complete with a putting green and custom fire pit. Scattered throughout this space are conversation points allowing the owners and their guests to sit back and enjoy the sounds and pace of Pease Park in seclusion. The gate at the back also provides access to the park to participate fully in all the offered amenities including rotating art exhibitions, Shoal Creek and direct access to the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trails.
This is truly a one of a kind property due to its location, the rarity of this type of park frontage, as well as the high quality craftsmanship of both the home and surrounding hardscapes. All of this is complimented by the site specific layout of the home itself and the design upgrades.