Fall in love with this sleek, sophisticated, quintessential, mid-century modern estate that nestles at the corner of prestigious East Avenue and sought after Grosvenor Road! The circular drive, flanked by lamp posts, graciously beckons you into this 1950’s Don Hershey style home where you expect to hear Frank Sinatra crooning on the victrola while a game of pinochle is underway. Step through chic double wooden doors to a sweeping front foyer with expansive views of the living and dining rooms, and lush landscaping and trees beyond.
Descend two curved steps into the ballroom-sized living room. With a wood burning marble fireplace and sky high windows overlooking the almost one acre yard, this is sure to be the focal point of many a friends and family gathering.
Time to dine? Usher guests up steps to the refined open dining room separated from the living room by a cherry wood half-wall planter, lit by a crystal chandelier, and flanked by built-in full wall sideboard and stunning silver foil wallpaper. Sliders lead to the three season room and provide a beautiful outdoor view.
Warmer weather invites a rendezvous in the three season room with a unique charcoal stone grill, walls of windows and sliders to the patio, perfect for al fresco dining and easy access to a yard with endless possibilities – Play ball or croquet? Sunbathe? Add a tennis court? Install a pool? Space for all!
June Cleaver and Donna Reed would be right at home whipping up diner in the classic vintage kitchen! Sprawling cabinets with gold wire mesh fronts, counters and a peninsula provide ample prep and storage space along with built-in cutting boards, loads of custom drawers and two lazy susans. A large eat-in area is accented by a dry bar and illuminated by a candelabra chandelier. A built-in planning desk is a convenient spot to lay out the week’s menu.
Off the kitchen, a generous laundry room provides double sink, counters and cabinets with door to the yard as well as a mudroom area adjacent to the two-car heated garage entrance with cabinets and hooks and massive walk-in coat closet. Additionally, there is space for a myriad of hobbies – sewing, crafting, and more. Another space at the back of the laundry could be walk-in pantry, office, work out room or playroom – you decide! A convenient powder room completes this wing.
The first floor premiere suite, a respite at day’s end, features large window, painted mural, built-in shelves, and antique, gold veined, mirrored wall of closets. Envision Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly primping in the premiere bathroom which includes a built-in makeup vanity, open soaking tub, glass doored shower stall, cool black tile, crystal lighting fixture, sink with black and gold fixtures, separate water closet and second entrance to the hall.
A handsome den/family room adjoins the premiere suite with two huge windows flooding the room with light and walls of cherry wood, some with hidden cabinets, drawers and TV nook.
Ascend the elegant curved bridal staircase with floral motif metal railing, to the second floor. Two additional expansive bedrooms with loads of built-in cabinets, shelves and desks, walls of windows, walk-in closets, and one with a built-in corner table, are perfect escapes for children, guests or caregiver. A family bathroom with painted mural, full tub, separate shower stall and large vanity is connected to one of the bedrooms and easily accessible by a second door to the other. A walk-in cedar closet and separate linen closet provide bonus storage.
Love surprises? A cozy meditation room with pocket door could be office, time out space, artist’s studio, poetry corner, storage or other possibilities.
Need more space? The finished lower level vaunts an extensive rec room with wood burning fireplace, retro tiled floor and wet bar. Humphrey Bogart and Marlon Brando would have loved to sip scotch while perched on the bar stools. A utility room, second kitchen space with sink and stove and non-working full bath conclude the lower level.
Set on a picturesque near acre of mature trees, this ledgerock-faced home with approximately 5 year old roof with full ice shield is the bees knees!