Offered at $3,495,000! Situated on the coveted French streets in the heart of prestigious Highland Park within the Bradfield School District and near Highland Park Village, 4224 Belclaire Avenue is a fabulous custom brick traditional residence nestled on a gorgeous 100' x 167' lot with a circular drive and has wonderful drive-up appeal. Designed by Architect Wilson McClure and built by Ernie Kennedy Construction, details include 10-foot ceilings downstairs, gleaming hardwoods, spacious entertaining rooms with elegant proportions, exquisite hand-finished walls, gorgeous wall coverings, deep molding and decorative lighting throughout. Exuding warm elegance, the stately two-story home offers approximately 6,600 square feet, five bedrooms, 5.2 baths, three entertaining areas, two dining areas, a fireplace, serving butlery with wet bar, covered terrace, gorgeous landscaped backyard and a three-car garage with an automatic gate.
Enter through an oversized wood door to a dramatic, two-story center entrance hall, which gleans with hand carved deep molding, an oversized hand-painted Italian wood and crystal chandelier, and gleaming hardwood floors, whose texture is deftly highlighted by a gorgeous stairway, with wood balusters, leading upstairs to the second level. An elegant balcony, with wood balusters, also looks down to the first floor. An oversized coat closet and an exquisite marble powder room, graced with stunning wall coverings and Sherle Wagner fixtures, serve the area. Providing for great entertaining flow, the entrance hall leads to both of the formal rooms, where handsome hardwoods continue. Both with 10-foot ceilings and scenic views of the front and side landscaped grounds, the formal rooms are exquisite. The oversized living room is appointed with elegant wood carved deep molding, exquisite silk drapery and also leads to the great room. Graced by an ornately carved plaster ceiling medallion with a stunning oversized crystal chandelier, the oversized dining room is accented with hand finished paneled walls, elegant drapery and also leads through a breakfast room to the kitchen.
The entrance hall also leads to the oversized great room, which is the heart of the home. Centered by a marble surrounded fireplace with a wood carved mantle, the oversized great room showcases hand-finished paneled walls, abundant built-ins and bookcases, and a bar serving area to the serving butlery. Light-filled double French doors, with elegant drapery, yield natural light on the brick floors and also open to the covered terrace. Serving the great room is a granite-topped serving butlery, which houses special finished cabinetry, with expansive counter space and storage, brick floors, and a wet bar, with a brass bar sink and a paneled icemaker. Conveniently located nearby is a felted silver closet and an additional storage closet. Adjacent, a large breakfast room is illuminated by an ornately carved plaster ceiling medallion with a fabulous crystal-and-bronze chandelier and also features elegant wall coverings, with chair railing and hand-finished walls, and leads to the kitchen. Highlighted by special finished cabinetry and hardwood floors, the spacious granite kitchen also showcases premier paneled and white appliances, including Asko, Viking, GE and SubZero, and an island with breakfast bar. A fully equipped utility room is nearby and boasts a stainless steel sink, two storage closets and also provides room for a full-size washer and dryer. A door also opens to the side grounds. A marble powder room, with stylish wall coverings, rounds out the first floor.
Second level of living is impressive. Luxurious and private, the master suite showcases an oversized bedroom with a sitting area, gleaming hardwood floors, a crystal pendant light, light-filled windows with elegant drapery, and His and Hers marble baths with huge walk-in closets. The “Hers” bath is appointed with an expansive marble vanity and a vanity desk area, a jetted tub and a linen closet. The “His” bath features a marble vanity and a separate double shower. Four additional bedrooms range in size and style, some with hand-finished walls, vaulted ceilings or bookcases, and all with elegant molding, hardwood floors, elegant drapery and large walk-in closets. One of the bedrooms also includes an expansive cedar closet. Serving the bedrooms are three elegant marble baths and one with a white pedestal sink.
Outside, the gorgeous backyard grounds set the tone for a sophisticated atmosphere for entertaining. Marked by cast stone columns, the expansive covered terrace is highlighted by brick flooring and also overlooks incredible views of the lush landscaped grounds with mature trees and rose bushes. An attached three-car garage, boasting abundant built-ins, a brick fence and an automatic gate complete this stunning estate.
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