You have to BUY it first, of course!
I told you that Mike Modano had put his Epping Lane home on the market about the same time he sold his home with former wife Willa Ford on Mimosa. And I may have showed you the old photos of this house before the new Mrs. Mike Modano, the brilliant Allison, got her hands on it. And oh what a talent Allison has — look at how she has transformed this home into a soft, stunning, light bright palette of delicious hues, Carrera marble and the most tasteful fixtures.
This home has so very, very much: after all, it is 9244 square feet. Maybe it was TOO BIG for Allison. There are, after all, formals, a Great room and study, both with fireplaces. Upstairs is another living area and gameroom, five guest bedroom suites, an exercise room and enough storage to hold five sets of twins’ gear. There is a four car garage to hold everyone’s car in 15 years, plus the best outdoor kitchen and living area south of LBJ.
To say the home has been recently refreshed and remodeled is the understatement of the year. Hand scraped wood and limestone flooring is everywhere. The large front yard and circle driveway gives instant drive-way appeal, and just think how much fun it will be to entertain with that drive-up! The foyer has a traditional curved iron staircase. It leads to the Great room, flanked by a large dining room and warm wood paneled office – MIKE’S DEN! The office has built-ins, a fireplace, and French doors to a private outdoor courtyard — imagine having a business meeting right there! The family room has a corner fireplace and French doors overlooking the outdoor living area, pool, and grounds. Convenient bar with an icemaker, refrigerator, and sink off the family room. The kitchen, breakfast room, and a cozy home/mom’s office with a fireplace make this area the heart of the home. A center island with marble countertop includes a vegetable sink, and there is ample additional counter space and glass front cabinetry. The appliance are stainless Viking appliances which include two ovens, a 6 burner gas cooktop, warming drawer, built-in refrigerator and freezer, microwave, and dishwasher. The breakfast room overlooks the rear grounds and outdoor living areas as well. There is a butler s pantry and temperature controlled wine closet between the kitchen and dining room.
Here’s another huge plus: the master bedroom is on the first floor and so luxurious: 11 foot ceiling, beautiful wood flooring, sitting area with bay window viewing grounds and pool, and commode. A serene retreat, the master bath has Carrera flooring and countertops, his and her sides, an oversized shower, whirlpool tub, and 2 large closets. In addition to the master, there is another downstairs bedroom with private bath on the first level. It has access to the outside living areas.
Ah, so this is a house for two masters!
Four additional bedroom suites, each with a private bath, are upstairs. And there are so many extra living spaces up here, you might could tire yourself into a fun canoodle by room hopping. There is yet another large living area with a bar (I’ll just park right here) that your guests will love. There is a large gameroom or media room, an exercise room, and a wonderful craft room or office on the second level. Three staircases in the home make it easy to live in all the spaces as well as keep your quads in shape.
Outside, there is a covered sitting and dining area with a fireplace, fabulous outdoor kitchen, complete with refrigerator, grill, and ice maker. The pool is a beautiful focal point for the rear grounds with its waterfall and spa. There are two large grassy areas which make this a perfect outdoor retreat.
A three car attached garage and an additional one car space are enclosed by an electric gate. The motor court in this area creates a wonderful space for more parking or a children s play area. This exceptional property has every amenity! Go tell Inwood Bank. “I want it!”
The agent: Joan Eleazer for Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Internationl