This classic Georgian Old Preston Hollow estate on 1.44 acres of impressive landscaped grounds is perfect in every way. Totally re-imagined by the late noted architect Cole Smith, FAIA in 2008,
5138 Deloache Avenue features all the warmth and craftsmanship of his most treasured homes along with every possible convenience. Famous for his impeccable attention to every detail, his
eye for beauty and his commitment to historical integrity, he has recreated a home that is rarely available - one that will be cherished by its owner for years to come.
Gorgeous landscape design surrounds this gated estate with circle drive and sets off the stately yet unassuming traditional brick home. The beautiful two-story foyer, entered through a handsome Regency front door, enjoys a lovely curved staircase with antique patterned
limestone flooring. Flanked by beveled glass French doors, the foyer opens to beautiful formals distinguished by hardwood floors, ambient lighting and custom millwork consistent with the period. The appealing formal living room includes a carved wooden mantle, marble surround
and a pair of perfectly lit bookcases currently providing a showcase for a plate collection. A wet bar is adjacent. The handsome paneled library wrapped in walls of bookcases leads into a very nice screened porch with fireplace that overlooks a private terrace with firepit. Remarkable
hand-painted De Gournay wallcovering creates a distinctive formal dining room, with a more cozy dining space available in the breakfast room with walls of windows overlooking the pool and rear gardens.
Conveniently located between the breakfast room and the den is the sunny kitchen with Carrera marble countertops and stainless steel appliances. The spacious center island with vegetable sink is surrounded by a commercial grade gas range, warming drawer, double ovens, dual dishwashers, separate Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer and additional refrigerator drawers. The well-organized butler’s pantry includes china and crystal display cabinets and Pacific-cloth storage. Immediately to the west overlooking the pool and lawn is the family room with vaulted ceiling, picture frame paneling, large fireplace and chandelier. French doors lead outside to the Pennsylvania bluestone terrace with dining area stepping down to the Lambert’s pool and attached spa with wide seating space designed to complement the home’s traditional architecture.
Off the den is a study/home office with a wall of bookcases. Completing this wing is a bedroom and full bath and private entrance accessed by the side drive, an oversized laundry room with a drip-dry shower and lots of storage and a pool bath with shower and wet bar with refrigerator. An attached climate-controlled two-car garage includes ample storage space on the level above.
Upstairs on the east side, the serene master suite features a coffered ceiling, generous sitting area with fireplace surrounded by a carved marble mantle. The splendid marble master bathroom has a coved ceiling, dual vanities, heated floors, a jetted tub and oversized shower.
The well-appointed closet spaces offer numerous storage options in multiple rooms and natural light completing the master suite in style. Three additional bedrooms, all with Carrera marble bathrooms and delightful wallpapers are also on this floor. A separate staircase along the west wall of the den leads to a separate apartment with living and dining areas, kitchenette, full bath and bedroom.
A double-door off the foyer hallway accesses stairs down to the sub-surface level of the main house where spacious family living spaces await - a game room with a second fully-equipped kitchen, helpful when entertaining, and breakfast bar and banquette seating; a large
craft/activities room; home theater detailed with leather wall panels; temperature-controlled wine cellar and tasting room and abundant storage. An elevator serves all three levels providing efficient accessibility throughout the home.
A columned promenade connects covered porch of the main house to the full quarters consistent in quality with the entire property. It features a living room, dining room with balcony, bedroom and full bath. Below this apartment is a three-car garage that is entered from
the motor court that serves the two-car garage attached to the home. Past this structure is perhaps the most enchanting feature of the estate, a free-standing playhouse with a handpainted floor and quaint colored-glass chandelier. An inground trampoline is nearby,
within view of the gazebo at the rear of the property, creating a very special place for lucky children and grandchlidren - and their friends.
The entire southern elevation of the home, both upstairs and down, enjoys views of the rare lawn beyond the marvelous terraced pool. The mature landscaping framed by majestic trees provide the perfect setting for this gracious classic estate in Old Preston Hollow. Timeless and refined, it awaits a buyer of impeccable taste and discernment.
Broker : Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
Agent : Susan Matusewicz
All information is from sources believed to be reliable and is subject to change of price, rental, commission or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. No representation is made as to the accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footage are approximate and all information should be confirmed by customer.