Accessed from Rainbow on a private drive that crosses a creek and romantically winds up to the top of the hillside, the feeling of the approach is much more Bel-Air or Napa than Big D. This very private home gives little away from street-side other than a motor court and a 3 car garage surrounded by stone walls and rolling landscape.
A walkway leads along a path looking to the creek below and past a man made "grotto" to a spacious and inviting stone paved patio shaded among the trees. From this "top of the world" perch looking through the foliage of probably over 100 trees, one has that rare sense of arrival, that sense that it doesn't get much better than this!
The main living area is 33 feet long and easily accommodates all kinds of entertaining. The room features hardwood flooring, a striking steel finished fireplace surround, museum smooth walls, and excellent art lighting. Picture windows look out to the gorgeous setting.
The kitchen has a European sensibility with open shelving above the countertops and a large central island. There is slate flooring. The stainless steel appliances include a commercial grade 6 burner gas range with vent.
The kitchen divides the main living area from an almost equally spacious and more informal second living area. This light filled room was designed for the original owner for dances! Today it makes a great area for relaxing and watching TV with its beamed ceiling, stone accented fireplace and slate flooring.
The master retreat, which is on the main living level, is very serene with its unparalleled views into the treetops. This room is so private that no window treatments are necessary! There is a spacious sitting room that makes an L shape off of the sleeping area. Think of an expensive spa when you enter the master bath with is sculptural aluminum seeping tub and separate shower. There is ample master closet space including a built-in dressing table.
Also, on the main living level is a suite of 2 more bedrooms and a connecting bath. These rooms are accessed from the second living area giving the master bedroom complete privacy. Other amenities on this level include a chic guest bath and a utility room.
On the lower level is a 3 car garage and a separate 2 room apartment perfect for guests or older children.
The current owner did extensive renovations in 2004. Renovations were designed by Lloyd Taylor and supervised by Aztec Construction.
To sum up this home- Magnificent, one-of-a-kind private setting meets beautifully renovated retreat style home. No need to go on many vacations when you live in a home this well designed and in such a stunning environment.