Estate Home on 100' Wide Lot Sold by Douglas Newby
A Highland Park estate home offered for sale that embodies all the underlying qualities that make Highland Park one of the most beautiful and prestigious townships in the nation. Here is the architectural elegance from America's Golden Age of estate home architecture on a wide, graceful lot with magnificent magnolia and oak trees.
Architects Goodwin and Tatum designed this home with a sweeping staircase and spacious rooms overlooking a park that appears as if it was designed for this Highland Park home.
Early Estate Home Sited on Most Romantic Location In Highland Park
Everyone knows and feels the lure of Highland Park. The most talented landscape architect in America designed Highland Park around a series of parks and boulevards. The glorious setting attracted society architects and patrons with great taste, creating a neighborhood of refinement and beauty. Flippen Park, informally known as Versailles Park reflects the romance, grace and flowering abundance of Highland Park. Versailles Park subtly inspires and its serene beauty calms. Paths lead up to a splendid gazebo, a fountain flows in a long, lazy pool of water and the park is filled with azaleas and lush grass, inviting a stroll or frolicking.
Historic Design With More Windows Than Most Modern Homes
Even expensive homes are usually on a narrow lot that require a home to be several rooms deep with only perfunctory front windows. This Highland Park home has four commodious rooms and a formal hall all facing the park. The 100 foot lot allows the horizontal organization of rooms that allows sunlight to come into the rooms from several directions. The large bay windows of the formal living room and dining room direct one's view to a visual portfolio of Versailles Park vignettes. The wall of multi-light windows in the family room and in the informal living room allow the park to be a bucolic backdrop for the space.
Master Bedroom Defines Second Floor
While there are two other large bedrooms and a laundry room with a walk-in cedar closet, and a staircase landing large enough for a sitting area, the master bedroom suite is the defining space of the second floor. The large master bedroom has an enormous walk-in closet, a spacious sitting room and a balcony looking into the magnolia tree and overlooking the pool.
Prominent Residence Can Accommodate Further Renovation and Expansion
The .31 acre lot and the architectural elegance of this home designed by architects Goodwin and Tatum in 1933 justify further improvements. Whether you desire the present 5,200 square foot home or you would like to add a master bedroom on the first floor or a fourth bedroom on the second floor, the home will easily accommodate your preferences as the current rooms are ample and elegant.
Location Where Your Views Will Always be Open
The greatest fear in Highland Park is that towering homes will be built across the street from you or next door, blocking sunlight, preventing views, and making the experience of living in a grand home a very introverted experience.
In this house on Versailles, you never have to worry about a home across the street or homes close to you. Here, you enjoy the vitality of life inside and outside the home. Some locations are a gamble; here is a location that will always be the best.