Beautiful doesn’t begin to describe this special home. Situated on an exceptionally private .75 acre lot with a stunning heated pool, curated grounds, and a spacious and smart floor plan, the property lives like a private villa, yet is minutes from Westlake Park and Kruse Village. Throughout the home and gardens, there are so many unique details making it a home you truly need to experience in person. It is at once elegant and welcoming.
Driving through the gate into the horse-shoe driveway, you’ll see the Mediterranean inspired home that was custom built in 1985. You’ll hear the sounds of the water feature and you’ll notice the simple, yet elegant landscaping surrounding the front of the home.
In 2015, an addition was completed to improve the façade of the home, creating a more welcoming foyer. The 2-story entry features floors of imported Italian marble, a redesigned stairway with wide dark oak treads, an artisan designed steel railing, stained glass windows to bring in light, and an antique Baroque Italian chandelier. The effect is both dramatic and charming. Tucked off the foyer is the powder room for the main level. It features marble floors, custom moldings, a custom vanity with Carrera marble counter top, and an antique mirror.
The main level of the home is ideal for both intimate family gatherings or for entertaining a crowd. Each of the main level rooms features floor to ceiling windows, allowing natural light to fill each room. From the foyer you can enter the kitchen/great room. The spacious and well-designed kitchen features a large granite island, custom cabinetry, abundant counter space and high-end appliances, including double Miele ovens, a down draft Miele cooktop and a U-Line beverage refrigerator. The connected family room features a wood burning fireplace and is a relaxing space for conversation or games. The kitchen/great room also includes a breakfast nook for informal dining and French doors to the 900 Sq Ft rebuilt deck overlooking the pool and rear grounds.
The main level also includes the formal dining room and formal living room. Each of these rooms offer beautiful views overlooking the pool and manicured lawn. Dark oak floors are in keeping with the traditional, European feel of the home as are the detailed moldings found throughout these rooms and the rest of the home. The dining room is spacious and can easily accommodate a table for 12. Beautiful sconces on the walls adorn the room with light. The formal living room also features dark oak floors and a gorgeous wood burning fireplace. The living room runs from the front of the home to the rear creating an elegant space that also features a secret wet bar tucked across from the fireplace.
Heading upstairs is the elegant primary suite as well as two spacious bedrooms and a full bath. The dark oak floors continue up the stairs to the hallway that connects all of the rooms. A small balcony overlooking the staircase and foyer is a romantic nod to the European style of the home. The Primary suite features the 3rd of 4 unique fireplaces and another antique light fixture. With a neutral color palette, the room is a relaxing sanctuary. The ensuite bath offers a dual vanity, jetted bath and a large tiled shower. The walk-in closet is well-appointed, offering built- in dressers and abundant hanging space. Both of the upstairs guest bedrooms are oversized and comfortable.
The lower level of the home features a large family room with the 4th fireplace, a bar, a full bathroom and a private guest bedroom. This level is great for entertaining pool side as it walks out to an expansive patio adjacent to the pool. The very spacious guest bedroom overlooks the pool and is tucked away from the entertaining rooms.
On the exterior the 2015 Foyer addition provided dimension and character; the copper roof over the new entry and the Italian low-skid tiles were thoughtfully chosen with our PNW weather in mind. At the same time, the driveway was redone, a new front yard drainage system was installed, and the landscaping was redone as well as a new irrigation system installed.
The back yard was redesigned in 2017. The former pool was removed and the yard was completely regraded to allow for a level backyard and an elegant new 20 X 40 ft pool. The effect of this effort is stunning. The pool is edged by quarry selected limestone coping and features 6 tiled pods for placement of poolside furnishings. The tiles were chosen for their low-skid quality and ability to tolerate winter temperatures and moisture. The pool also features fountains and LED Lighting. The property is fully fenced and very private. Park lights are strategically placed to provide ambient light in the evening. The lower level of the yard features a rose garden growing around a hand-built gazebo, one of many curated vignettes found throughout the gardens.
This one-of-a-kind property is a true gem and will make its future owner very happy.