This Stylish Transitional Manse Epitomizes Park Cities Perfection

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Perfection in the Park Cities

The first thing you notice about this immaculate transitional University Park showplace is the phenomenal attention to detail. At every turn, there’s something unique, unexpected, and supremely stylish.

“Absolutely everything is thought out,” says Allie Beth Allman listing agent Teffy Jacobs. “Luxurious and chic, but at the same time, incredibly livable.”

Drive up appeal is immense. You sense something special the moment you walk up to the stunning steel-and-glass-paned front door.

Upon entering, there’s a sleek wrought iron staircase boasting fashion-forward geometric print carpeting. On either side, formal living and dining areas sport floor-to-ceiling Milgard steel and glass windows overlooking the front yard. Here, and throughout the house, custom Shade Store motorized window treatments and handsome wide-plank hardwoods are a gracious addition.

A contemporary, floor-to-ceiling marble fireplace wall anchors the oversized family room. Detail alert: an indented inset is tailor-made for a flat screen.

A small office area sits adjacent. The first floor also houses a sophisticated guest suite, which could easily be transformed into an office or study.

The sleek culinary kitchen features an array of outstanding amenities. Our favorites: the super chic exotic quartzite waterfall island and quartz surrounding countertops with glass subway-tiled backsplash.

Other features include premier stainless steel appliances (think Wolf, Asko, Sub Zero) and a butler’s pantry complete with wine cooler/refrigerator and glass-front cabinetry. A corner breakfast nook is a cozy addition.

We’d be remiss not to give a special shout-out to the first-floor powder bath. The white Carrera marble/Lucite washstand and snazzy concrete tile flooring are knock-outs.

The luxurious second-floor master suite includes its own divine detailing.

A pop-up ceiling is an interesting focal point. The gorgeous quartz and marble spa-like master bath features a striking herringbone-patterned floor, soaking tub, commode room, and separate double shower (complete with rain and additional shower heads). And the huge, covet-worthy walk-in closet offers an abundance of handy built-ins.

A colorful art installation by renowned glass artist Carlyn Ray is yet another exceptional extra. The piece was custom designed for the space and can be purchased with the house. (The furniture is also for sale, according to Jacobs.)

Carlyn Ray art glass

Three additional bedrooms are located on the second floor. There’s also a vaulted, oversized media room plus a beautifully-appointed quartz-topped powder room. A flight up, a sixth bedroom can be converted into a play or exercise area. (By the numbers, there’s a total of six bedrooms, five full baths, and two-half baths).

“It’s incredibly sophisticated and stylish, yet versatile,” says Jacobs. “The house can be completely customized to meet the needs of a large family.”

Outside, a charming outdoor living area features Pennsylvania Bluestone flooring, a gas fireplace, and Coyote stainless steel built-in grill. Sonos sound system speakers can be controlled from your smart phone. The large, grassy yard is surrounded by Savannah Holly trees.

“It’s perfect for relaxing evenings listening to your favorite music,” says Jacobs.

We’re also wowed with the Tesla charging station in the attached two-car garage–eco-friendly in the coolest way possible. An automatic sliding gate offers security and privacy.

The desirable location speaks for itself.

The 5,189-square foot manse is situated in the Fairway of University Park. Shops, restaurants, schools, and parks are all a short walk away.

“It’s a gorgeous home offering every amenity,” says Jacobs. “The owners didn’t skimp on anything.”

3449 Stanford Avenue is listed for $2.395 million with Teffy Jacobs of Allie Beth Allman and Associates.


Elaine Raffel

Having left the corporate world to launch her own freelance creative business, Elaine Raffel is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the mega-talented Dallas homebuilding community. She credits her work with top fashion and design brands for teaching her one inarguably valuable lesson: that truly great work is always a collaboration.

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