First impressions aren’t always correct, but in the case of this stunning Highland Park house, the entire property is as enchanting as it looks from the moment you lay eyes on it. Walking up to the soaring columns, yellow façade, and manicured bushes, you can’t help but smile at the cheery and timeless style of the Neoclassical home. All that’s missing from the inviting front porch is a pitcher of iced tea (with extra lemon) and good company.
Step inside the double front doors where you can picture glitzy guests mingling through the home’s marble foyer into the living room where someone is playing the grand piano. On the other side of the foyer, friends may be chatting intimately around a lavishly set dining room table as servers top off their drinks.
Built in 1922 and filled with a sense of history, the 8,938-square-foot abode has surely been a hit for entertaining as far back as when flappers were dancing the Charleston down the hall. Friends and family will love gathering here for boisterous holiday parties, casual barbeques, or Sunday brunches, and enjoy staying over, too, since there are 4 bedrooms and 5.3 baths. The huge kitchen with two islands is right next to the light-filled family room where everyone will want to lounge and catch up after a long week. The kitchen also leads out to the stunning backyard where you can watch the sunset as dinner simmers, so it truly is the heart of the home.
On days that are far too beautiful to cook inside, an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven has you covered. Give the kids some popsicles and watch them have a ball in the pool as you soak up sun and gab with your guests. In need of some shade? A covered patio has plenty of seating, too.
This residence is a rare gem, boasting both gorgeous style and fun-filled amenities all at an incredibly desirable location right near Highland Park’s hottest shops, tastiest restaurants, and most beautiful parks. It’s a historic property with tons more history still to be made here, so be sure to get in to see it before someone else snaps it up.
Contact listing agent Allie Beth Allman of Allie Beth Allman & Associates at 972-380-7750 to tour the estate.