Picture yourself in a stately, tile-roofed mansion surrounded by the most beautiful flowers and foliage imaginable, located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in North Texas. That’s exactly what awaits you at 4441 Belfort Avenue, a 9,045-square-foot showplace that reflects and embodies all the classic, historic splendor of old Highland Park.
Built in 1940 and updated with modern, state-of-the-art amenities, this two-story, five-bedroom home with five full and three half-baths is perfect for the active family with a zest for entertaining friends.
That’s apparent from the moment you step into the hardwood-floored entryway, down past a charming sitting area and fireplace, and then into a Great Room that just might take your breath away. The room is distinguished by its slate floor, an 11-foot beamed ceiling, and tall paned windows affording views of the spectacularly landscaped grounds. Think colorful garden flowers including azaleas, magnolias, camellias, boxwoods and hydrangeas, plus towering live oak and Japanese maple trees. (The yard is so stunning, it once appeared on the cover of The New York Times Magazine.)
Hard as it may be to leave the Great Room, adjacent to it you’ll find a handsome library, complete with 9-foot ceilings and one of the home’s three wet bars, and then a roomy, modern kitchen, fully outfitted. Among its many features are an island, a Dacor double-oven, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a cooktop stove and a dishwasher. The kitchen gives way to the family living room, with still more magnificent views thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows soaring 17 feet high, and a formal dining room that features another wet bar and a built-in buffet.
The residence’s first floor is rounded out by a generous wine cellar, a large laundry room (complete with drip-dry sink and built-in refrigerator), another half-bath and sitting room, and a full bedroom (just right for maid or mother-in-law) looking out on the long, backyard swimming pool.
The home’s second floor is accessible by two stairways, one off the entryway and the other near the family living room. The latter leads upstairs to an office or media room sporting dark wood floors and a beamed ceiling, an outdoor patio for taking the sun, and a huge, “second” master bedroom with a full bath and sitting area. Nearby are two more bedrooms tailor-made for young siblings, each with generous closets and their own bathrooms and still another sitting area. These spaces give way to the roomy and splendid master bedroom. It offers a fireplace, huge his-and-hers bathrooms and walk-in closets, yet another sitting area, and still more gorgeous outside views.
The big backyard, which affords complete privacy, stretches all the way back to Rheims Place with an array of features accommodating an active lifestyle. Among them: a putting green, an exercise room, a sport court, a pool cabana (with wet bar and another half-bath), and an outdoor living area with a fireplace and built-in grill. 4441 Belfort also offers ample storage space, as well as a porte-cochere and an enclosed garage.
Broker : Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
Agent : Susan Baldwin
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