“A wise realtor once said the best homes don’t come on the market very often because the people who own them know they are not easily replaceable,” says broker David Griffin. “6325 Westchester has been in the same family for 51 years. We think that Westchester qualifies as one of those special gems.”
Built originally in 1927, the home is a prime example of the era of slate roofs, stained glass, and superb craftsmanship. The home is located in the Stratford Manor subdivision marked by the David Williams’ wall that runs along Preston Rd.
“The English Normandy influenced façade is notable for exceptional composition,” says Griffin. “The northern wing of the home is at a 45 degree angle to the home’s main volume which gives the entry and stairwell a unique angular quality. Other exterior details include the subtle upturn of the eaves, half timber cladding, an arched front door with a stately cast stone surround, and amber colored leaded glass.”
Updated and expanded in 1958 the home is on an irregularly shaped lot that is eighty feet across the front. “There is a central entry and stair hall, and the stairway is notable for its carved posts with their pineapple and ball motifs,” according to Griffin.
“The living room is an airy, well proportioned space with windows on three sides, a fireplace, and a tall ceiling,” says Griffin. “The dining room is notable for paneled mahogany doors, and superb east facing leaded glass windows.”
The 1958 era kitchen features mahogany cabinets and hardwood floors, and the family room or den was added in 1958 as well as the utility room. The den is pier and beam and features a parquet floor and mahogany paneling. Through large picture windows the room opens to landscape architect Naud Burnett’s original 1958 plan with its large brick patio. The landscape’s angled fences separate the backyard and patio from the driveway and motor court.
“On the second floor of the main house, there are three bedrooms, two baths, and a charming study with built-in bookshelves,” says Griffin. All bedrooms feature three exposures, and the master has its own bath. The two other bedrooms share a bath. The study features lead glass windows, and the middle window depicts a romantic sailing ship.
The home will be open today 2pm – 4pm and priced at $1,195,000. For more information contact David Griffin at 972.733.8401 or visit www.davidgriffin.com.