You’ll find something new in Old Preston Hollow with a freshly completed Mediterranean Spanish revival with a posh address.
Just completed in December 2016, the sprawling home at 5326 Edlen Dr. is one surprising space after another in its 13,000 square feet. Sitting on just over one acre with dual gated entries, it was designed by architect Lloyd Lumpkins, who has a reputation for unsurpassed quality and echoes of eclectic European architecture in his work.
Located near Walnut Hill Lane and Inwood Road, it’s in a coveted part of Old Preston Hollow, an area named for its wooded areas with creeks and hollows. Today, arching shade trees and proximity to the Bachman Branch creek keeps that sense of natural beauty.
This manse has six bedrooms, two of which are dual masters; eight full bathrooms; three half baths; and a library.
“This extraordinary residence offers a two-piece clay-tile roof with copper flashing, a flexible floorplan, premium finishes throughout, a first-floor master suite, five fireplaces, an elevator, a seven-car garage, and a one-car lift,” said listing agent Patricia Stampley with Ebby Halliday Realtors. “Featuring quality construction and exceptional attention to detail, this property is ideal for everyday living and for entertaining on a grand scale.”
Don’t miss the open house this Sunday, April 2, from 2-4 p.m. Here’s a sneak peek!
“Stately” only begins to describe the spaces in this estate. What a grand entrance, with a soaring, wood-beamed ceiling, gently curving staircase with detailed wrought-iron railing, and distinctive diagonal limestone floor inset with diamond black granite accents and a frame.
Just off the entryway, find the first of four living areas — those herringbone hardwood floors make me swoon. The pattern continues in the stone fireplace with a cast stone mantel, three contemporary crystal-and-chrome chandeliers, and a wall of built-in bookshelves.
Moving further into the house, another living room offers plentiful natural light, hardwood floors, tinted plaster walls, and a high, beamed ceiling. The detailed millwork and museum-quality finishes run throughout this property.
I love the “green” features here, like a 16+ SEER AC, low-E windows, foam insulation, a high-efficiency water heater, and a tankless water heater. That’s a trend in luxury construction, I’ve noticed.
The kitchen (or should I say “kitchens,” since there’s a full catering kitchen and butler’s pantry nearby, too) inspires me, with its black leather granite island, wood-beamed ceiling, dual dishwashers, warmer drawer, built-in ice-maker, and dual ovens, one of which is convection. Appliances include a Wolf six-burner commercial-grade gas range and a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer.
Now, let’s talk about these dual master bedrooms. Ahhh-mazing! One is a first-floor space with a marble fireplace, hardwood floors, custom closet system with packing islands, and incredible views of the swimming pool and backyard. Its huge ensuite bathroom has one of the best wet rooms I’ve ever seen, with a stunning soaker tub, marble tile everywhere, architecturally arresting design, stained glass window, dual shower heads, and body sprays.
The second master suite has those same fab hardwoods, a custom closet system, dual sinks, a separate shower, and separate vanities.
I’ve been saving some of the best for last, because you’re going to love the backyard and outdoor entertaining area. Next to the serene swimming pool and spa is a 600-square-foot cabana with outdoor kitchen, fireplace, cabinetry, and wonderful tile work. The yard is graced by mature shade trees and manicured landscaping.