When you decide it’s time to downsize, it’s easy to get excited: finding your new forever home, Konmari’ing to your heart’s content, and designing your new life as empty nesters. But then comes the more challenging stuff: adjusting to a new part of town that doesn’t have your favorite restaurant, the salon you swear by, or the retail therapy that carries your favorite local brands. Change is hard. That’s why this first 2021 High Caliber Home of the Week sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans is a perfect fit.
“The home at 4501 Normandy is a fabulous ‘one of a kind’ zero lot line in the heart of Park Cities,” says listing agent Nora Ling Lane with Allie Beth Allman and Associates. “There’s just no other home like this, especially if you’re an empty nester moving from an estate in Highland Park and want high-quality elegance, but simplicity and low maintenance.”
But simplicity doesn’t mean simple. Lane says the 2014-built 4,755-square-foot home was custom built with all the bells and whistles. “It’s elegant, yet comfortable for easy living.”
The living room ceilings soar to 23-foot heights, a perfect showcase for the nearly two-story windows that offer a lush view of the lattice fence and canopy of trees.
The gourmet kitchen has a large island with seating for 10, as well as a breakfast room and sitting area. The kitchen is equipped with a Wolf double oven range, two Subzero refrigerator and freezers, and two dishwashers. The kitchen’s great, but the butler’s wet bar is where I’d spend my time.
The wonderful chaos of art and ephemera that the sellers have posted on the walls and space above the glass cabinets makes this space feel so inviting. If you’re downsizing, you no doubt have a similar collection of life framed. Grab a bottle from one of two wine coolers and soak it all in, or head to the walk-in butler’s pantry for more red reinforcements.
The principal bedroom is located downstairs, but the two upstairs bedrooms are equally as accessible with the home’s elevator. The bath has dual sinks and vanities, a standalone shower, a jetted tub, and an 18×11 custom closet.
The home has a beautiful stucco patio with a recently added pergola and slate flooring. “It’s a special house for a special person….nothing like it in the Park Cities,” Lane says.