4241 Lorraine Avenue, Highland Park, TX 75205
- Beds 4
- Baths 5.2
- SqFt 9,067 TBV
- Lot 0.365 TBV
- Year Built 1996
- Schools Highland Park ISD
Formals | Family Room | Office | Garden Room | Pool | 3 Car Garage
In the heart of Highland Park is a true treasure brimming with the beauty and allure of Provincial France. Surrounded by towering trees, and exquisite landscaping this magnificent two-story home with its slate roof and its timeless architecture only hints of the breathtaking beauty that lies within. Thanks to a stunning design and the blending of carefully curated materials (six antique stone fireplaces, Parisian chandeliers and reclaimed hardwood floors and white oak beams) with 21st century conveniences (an elevator, LED accent lighting, two powder rooms, a three-car garage and world-renowned appliances), this masterpiece is spectacular.
Each room is a gem gleaming with hand-crafted woodwork, stone and reclaimed hardwood floors and diamond finish veneer plaster walls. The formal living room just off the foyer opens to a private garden with a charming fountain. The grand family room’s walls of built-in book shelves features an elevated sitting area. The formal dining room is serviced seamlessly thanks to the adjoining butler’s pantry. The open country-style culinary center is the ideal spot for informal dining, with a perfect view of the courtyard with its fountain-fed pool, thanks to a wall of French doors.
The upper level offers an assortment of living quarters, each having treetop views through French doors. Overlooking the courtyard is the incredible master suite, which is a getaway in itself complemented by a reading room with a wet bar and separate luxury bathrooms and dazzling dressing rooms including a cedar closet. The suite even has its own private balcony.
Just down the hallway, past two oversized ensuite guest rooms, is the back stairway and elevator, which leads to a simply remarkable guest quarters that could easily be mistaken for a master bedroom. The highlight of the suite is the elevated sitting area with still more built-in shelves and an adjacent kitchenette.
And, what would a French country manor be without a charming garden room that can be found at the base of the back stairway, just off the octagonal office with its panoramic views and access to the tree-shaded courtyard and nearby hidden garden.
The Neighborhood: Highland Park
Considered one of the country's most sought-after neighborhoods, the Town of Highland Park, Texas has an international reputation for the finest in residences, education, and city management. Highland Park, together with its next-door neighbor University Park, constitute the so-called Park Cities. Even before its incorporation in 1913, city fathers set out to create an oasis of residential living as the neighboring city of Dallas grew. Today, this 2.26-square-mile area on the outskirts of downtown Dallas boasts the names of individuals and families associated with Fortune 500 companies as well as historic legends. From newly relocated families to multi-generation "Parkies," their reason for living in Highland Park is simple: they demand the very best in their homes, surroundings and lifestyles.
Whether it's a multi-acre estate with tennis courts and indoor pools, or a simple 2,500-square-foot cottage with gourmet kitchen, real estate in Highland Park is in high demand and short on availability. Besides having one of the best locations in North Texas, Highland Park homes are known for being built with the finest professional teams and materials available while maintaining the integrity of the area.
To complement this manner of living, Highland Park has long placed great emphasis on the natural beauty of the area. From its inception, city fathers insisted that at least 20% of its developed land be dedicated to park space. Today, Highland Park's numerous manicured parks and the magnificent Turtle Creek, which runs through the town, provide a respite for its residents.
Besides this bucolic environment, Highland Park's reputation for excellence in education is known countrywide. The Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD) is consistently ranked as one of the top school districts in the nation. The emphasis that Highland Park residents have placed on the education has resulted in a public school system comparable to any private institution.
Within this island community, some of the country's finest establishments are available. From Highland Park Village with its tony boutiques, to one of the top-ranked school systems in Texas, Highland Park offers residents all necessities, luxuries, and everything in between.
Shopping and Landmarks
- Highland Park Village - Highland Park Village widely is recognized as the first shopping center in America. First opened in 1931, the Village was designed in a Spanish Mediterranean style and is home to high-end boutiques, restaurants, and a movie theater. Shopping destinations include Chanel, Hermes, Ralph Lauren, and Harry Winston.
- Plaza at Preston Center - Located just to the north of Highland Park in University Park, the Plaza at Preston Center is a local destination for restaurants, local boutiques, and national brands. Preston Center’s variety of storefronts includes Sprinkles Cupcakes, Bachendorf’s jewelry, Houston’s, and Baskin Robbins.