Some homes are such surprises inside, a total shocker from a drab front elevation or facade. Others look like Cameron Diaz on the front, gag you when you open the door and walk in.
Then there is 4412 Belclaire. Like June Cleaver, this home looks like a lady on the stately exterior, and behaves like one once you get inside, from the bottom of the staircase to the oceans of carrara marble master bath. Because let’s face it: you CAN buy class. It will just cost you $3,995,000.
Built in 1934, 4412 Belclaire has all the charm of yesteryear in the structure with new innards that are as break-taking as they are beautiful. You have location supreme: the honeypot of Highland Park right off of Armstrong Parkway.
Warning NOT in MLS: This is one home where your holiday lights will have to be fabulous come November, because everyone will be driving here to see them.
And the interiors are just to-die for gorgeous. Besides the main home of 6541 square feet, there is a Carriage house, or guest house, of 1366 square feet built in 2007, with the most amazing outdoor living room you have ever seen.
Classic proportions, you get a five bedroom, six full and one half bath main home with the master upstairs. There are three gracious living areas, all with high ceilings. The kitchen is so gorgeous I could cry. It’s been decked out with white carrara marble countertops and a spacious island. Love the pine wood touch, warms it up. Throw in that blue and white on the wall and you have me. I’m all your’s, anything you want! There is also a charming library and adjacent study that complete the main floor.
Upstairs is a spacious master with spa bath, plus game room, and four additional bedroom suites for the family. The home overlooks a huge saltwater pool that just invites you to jump in, pearls and all.
The new guest quarters features an attached, custom-designed outdoor living room with a wood burning fireplace. It’s like having a second home right in your backyard. Honestly, maybe I shouldn’t say this, but it’s like you could forget the divorce (such a waste of $$$) and just have a spouse in the main house, one in the guest house! Flip for who gets what! Or make this your summer home right in the backyard! Travel by plane is exhausting, trust me. Just go tell the good folks at Inwood Mortgage that you are buying your FIRST, SECOND and THIRD home all in one, and to give you some money, honey! Listed with the fabulous Claire Dewar at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Real Estate for $3,995,000. Yes, I was so into this house I first forgot to post the price!