Many set off on the quest to find the perfect Highland Park home, driving through picturesque neighborhoods hoping the prestigious properties they spot are up for sale. This traditional house in the heart of Old Highland Park will stop you in your tracks as you pass by, and lucky for you, this Fresh Offering from Allie Beth Allman & Associates is currently seeking a new owner.
The Greek Revival exterior draws you in with commanding columns and palatial landscaping that rival the gardens you have seen on trips to Europe. Follow the red brick road — much like Dorothy did — to find equally elegant interiors through double front doors. With a total of seven bedrooms and eight-and-one-half bathrooms, you can host holidays and big occasions without worrying where everyone will stay.
Plus, what you can’t see from the street is that a 1,118-square-foot guesthouse accompanies the 12,357-square-foot main house, so visitors won’t be on top of each other (or you) whatsoever.
An extensive remodel in 2016 and 2017 took the house to the next level with an open-concept floor plan, making it an entertainer’s paradise. When party guests step inside, they will marvel at the double-height entry as a glass of champagne is offered from a platter. Glide into the open living spaces to mix and mingle, all the while taking in majestic details like crown moldings and elaborate fireplaces. Be prepared to see a few jaws drop when people see the elevator that services all three floors and for compliments to pour in all night long, as they rightly should.
The green-eyed monster may especially creep out when your friends see the chic backyard and learn that you have a half-acre lot. Glass doors open to the lush outdoor space, where impressive trees and lounge areas surround a massive pool and spa. Getting kids away from pesky screens will be no problem as long as the pool is warm and the food is on the grill, and adults will enjoy unwinding out here, too.
To get the grand tour of this turnkey, off-market listing, contact agent Allie Beth Allman.