There’s a certain expectation level when house hunting in the Park Cities. Buyers know beauty is a given, size is essential, and green features are increasingly important. This stately Highland Park new French traditional, at 3416 Drexel Drive, not only meets those expectations, it exceeds them.
The 7,256-square-foot, three-story home is within walking distance of Highland Park United Methodist Church and Southern Methodist University. The kids can bike to Armstrong Elementary School. The Dallas Country Club is five blocks away. You really cannot find a better location.
The home was built in 2001 and has been meticulously updated. We’ve kept up with this house over the years, so we know even simple changes, like removing the carpet from the graceful winding entry staircase and painting the wood stained library a cool gray, have made an impressive difference.
We’re happy to see that some of those original details that really create such character, have not been tampered with. The hand painted Gracie wallpaper in the formal living room, for instance, is such a defining part of this home. And the oversized wood burning fireplace with a cut stone mantle still anchors this beautiful room.The stunning white limestone floors in the kitchen are evidence that smart choices stand the test of time. And of course the kitchen has it all: white marble countertops, a built-in stainless steel SubZero refrigerator and freezer, double professional ranges, dual dishwashers, a convection oven and a built-in coffee maker. There is also a huge climate-controlled wine cellar.
“The home really has something for everyone,” listing agent Hunter Dehn of The Hunter Dehn Group said. “There are massive secondary bedrooms with ensuite baths and a large game room conveniently located over the garage. It may boast over 7,200- square-feet, but has been ‘greened up’ with features like all LED can lights, upgraded HVAC, and radiant barrier roofing. And, of course, it’s in one of the most coveted and convenient areas of Highland Park.”
Location, location, location. That’s always the biggest selling feature and you simply can’t beat this $2.79 million stately home for location or beauty.