Here’s a delicious find up on 7715 Idlewood Lane, east of Hillcrest and north of Royal. Four bedrooms, five and a half baths, multiple formals. Snuggled in this hilly terra of circa 1950 mid century moderns we find this breathtakingly updated, 4679 square foot treasure. Sleek lines, layouts beyond open, and meticulous detailed design from the Cypress horizontal siding accents, commercial-framed doors, Groehe fixtures, various stone floors to beamed vaulted ceilings.
You can tell there’s something wonderful going on at the front. Take the stone slab walkway through sweeping Zoysia Zoro grass, go into the house through metal framed glass doors to a wall of windows showcasing the multi-tiered center courtyard surrounded by the entire house.
The home is exceptionally well configured. On right of the entry is the den, with courtyard views and a private hallway leading to one guestroom; there are three, each loaded with a walk-in closet, a full bath and floor-to-ceiling windows.
But, going back to the entry, go left and there is the elevated formal living room, highlighted by a fireplace set in a brick wall. Sunlight floods through the skylight. There is a dining room, with a sliding glass door to a private courtyard that could easily be a dog run or private sunning porch.
The kitchen makes you draw in your breath and really want to cook, or at the very least steam something: Varenna kitchen with two Sub-Zero refrigerators, Asko dishwasher, icemaker and Kuppersbusch appliances — induction cook top, oven, convection oven and coffee system. A total black and white story, it is balanced against a neutral stone wall with a see-through fireplace to the adjoining family room. The house reminded me very much of the multi-million dollar estates I saw in Hawaii, right down to those stone floors!
Thought we were done with bedrooms? Mais non. Beyond the family room are two more ensuite guestrooms with views of the grounds. Then there is that glassed private walkway to the master bedroom suite wing. Master has its own everything, including deck overlooking the courtyard and an Emperador marble bathroom with glass-and-marble shower room with soaking tub. And I do mean soaking! The only thing to beware of in this ‘hood is deed restrictions against building second stories on SOME streets. Asking $1,175,000.
But who’s going up? We are staying down in the tub. What mid-century masterpiece would be without a luxurious soaking tub? That’s all women in the fifties did: soak soak soak in bubble baths.