Highland Park Colonial

We’ve loved this Highland Park Colonial at 4511 Arcady Avenue for a long time. It reflects that all-American style that movie companies love. Look at the houses used as film locations for Father of the Bride, Home Alone, Baby Boom, and even The Amityville Horror. Hollywood loves a Colonial. The architectural style says “Made in America,” and more than any other style, it says you are safe — you are home. (more…)

3601 Wentwood extI came across 3601 Wentwood recently and think it is the best back-to-school tribute we could offer. Why? Take a look at this huge master bath. It has a fainting couch, a huge shower, a soaking tub, and plenty of room to install the coffee and martini/margarita bar I have planned for it. Seriously, can you think of a better place for a built in margarita machine than the master bath? I imagine every mommy in town today would kill for a place like this to hide in the second the kids leave for carpool!

This home is in University Park, just south of Northwest Highway, corner of Wentwood and Thackery. NorthPark is a hop, skip and a jump. Originally designed by Larry Boerder and built in 1985, 3701 Wentworth oldyou would never know it after a recent renovation by Nickey Oates that included the floorplan. The home basically looks as if it were built last year. Listed with Gianna Cerullo of Dave Perry-Miller for $2,695,000.

3601 Wentwood foyer 3601 Wentwood study 3601 Wentwood LR 3601 Wentwood DR 3601 Wentwood powderA whopping 6859 square feet, Wentwood has five bedrooms, seven full baths plus one half bath. There is also a two car garage and beautiful landscaping. The entry features a two story ceiling and curved wrought iron staircase, drawing you into the formals: a paneled study with a recessed domed ceiling, a living room anchored by a marble fireplace and a formal dining room. All the bedrooms are upstairs with en suite bathrooms. A third floor game room could be a bedroom, guest space or nanny quarters as it has a full bath and closet. The kitchen is brand new with high end appliances, a center island, and tons of storage. Walls of French doors lead to a stone patio and landscaped backyard.3601 Wentwood kit1 3601 Wentwood bfast 3601 wentwood FR 3601 Wentwood bar

The second floor master bedroom features a fireplace, built-in cabinetry and a private patio. But it’s the master bath that has our heart: his and her vanities, a huge walk in closet, a luxurious marble shower with skylight and a soaking tub. You can be in that tub at 8:45 a.m. and not emerge ’till afternoon carpool… 3601 Wentwood master 3601 Wentwood closet 3601 Wentwood master bath 3601 Wentwood master bath 2

So… where would YOU put the margarita machine?