Yes, I know. When you’re looking at homes, you should look beyond the owners’ furnishings and picture your own decor on the walls. But what if the decor is so on point that I wish it was on my walls? That’s the dilemma we find ourselves in for this week’s Home of the Week sponsored by Inwood National Bank, a French Traditional listed for $3.45 million by Mohammed Nour Jaber of Compass RE Texas.
The three-story, 7,978-square-foot home at 3632 Normandy Avenue has eight bedrooms, eight baths, and one half-bath. Set on a .21 acre lot in the heart of Highland Park, the 2005-built home has a whopping 11-car underground garage as one of its many unique features.
Inside, dual living areas flank the front entry with ground-level balconies and fireplaces. They are two of seven impressive living areas in the Highland Park home. The larger, left living area sits outside the study and formal dining room, which opens to the covered patio.
The smaller, right living area — more of an intimate salon —connects to the butler’s pantry with wet bar, built-in icemaker, and the kind of cabinet storage space you only dream about.
The kitchen features a Wolf double oven, gas cooktop, dual dishwashers, dual sinks, and Viking built-in refrigerator/freezer.
And the decor I envy most? This floor-to-ceiling wall art with white tangled driftwood found on the second story, where you’ll find the master suite, five en suite bedrooms, and two offices — one of which you can access direct through the master closet.
The home is zoned for Armstrong Elementary, McCulloch Middle, and Highland Park High School in HPISD.