Our Monday Morning Millionaire is a beautiful French eclectic home at 4301 Edmondson Ave. only a block from Highland Park Village. This is an architectural style that has never gone out of style largely due to the fact it combines influences that strike a familiar chord, such as symmetry, while still allowing the freedom to experiment a bit, hence the eclectic aspect.
French eclectic homes have been popular for generations. Luxury home builders particularly favor the steeply pitched roofs because you can get an entire third floor into a house and add valuable space when you don’t have a lot of land — an absolutely perfect feature for a Park Cities home. Don’t worry — there’s an elevator!
It’s frankly surprising when you look at the house to discover there is so very much awaiting you inside because it does not feel cavernous. On the contrary, it’s an intimate home, and that’s again down to the French eclectic style and the arrangement of space. There are 6,750 square feet, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a powder bath, study, wine room, home theater, gym, and a much coveted three-car garage as well as a pool.
It’s becoming more and more refreshing to see homes that have not been whitewashed. And by that, I mean aren’t we all getting a bit weary of the white box? I’m all for white walls, but it’s nice to see the right sort of wood tones in a home. Rich knotty alder trim, cabinets, and beams add the characteristic warmth you expect to find in a French eclectic house.
We expect family-friendly homes in the Park Cities and this one pulls out all of the stops.
First, there’s the open-plan living area that leads to the outdoor loggia and pool.
Second, there is the gourmet kitchen with all the right bells and whistles including the largest island we’ve seen in years.
Third, if you’ve ever had to traipse upstairs in the middle of the night to ensure there are no monsters under the bed, you’ll be thrilled to find all of the bedrooms are on the second floor.
Finally, the home theater is magnificent, with a private bathroom and kitchen. As a bonus mom and dad can have absolute privacy with a personal trainer in the home gym, well away from distractions.
Keller Williams Realtor Kimberly Wieser has this stunning French eclectic listed for $3.395 million.
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager and writer for over 25 years. She teaches the popular Staging to Sell class and is the creator of the online course, The Beginners Guide to Buying Wholesale. She loves dogs, international travel, history, white paint, champagne, artificial turf, and homes with personality. Her father was a spy, and she keeps secrets very well. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com