With its grand French-style architecture and opulent interior finishes, this palatial home is fit for royalty. Designed by the award-winning architect Larry Boerder and built by John Sebastian, the three-bedroom home is one of just 16 residences...
With its grand French-style architecture and opulent interior finishes, this palatial home is fit for royalty. Designed by the award-winning architect Larry Boerder and built by John Sebastian, the three-bedroom home is one of just 16 residences in the prestigious Place des Vosges community, a walled urban enclave on Turtle Creek that offers 24-hour security and easy access to popular parks, shops, and restaurants. Inspired by lavish European palaces, the three-story home teems with custom details and features only the finest materials throughout its 6,162 square feet. A cut limestone stair leads to the second-floor entry, where a striking foyer features a white marble floor with amethyst inserts and an ornate stair rail fashioned after the one in the Camondo palace in Paris. Beyond the foyer, a formal salon is the epitome of luxury, with 13-foot ceilings, elaborate molding, authentic gold leaf accents, walnut floors, and a wood-burning fireplace. Overhead, a custom trompe l’oeil mural shares space with a pair of sparkling antique chandeliers that once hung in a royal residence in Europe. Columns made of solid pink marble separate the salon from the formal dining room, where another antique chandelier illuminates more gold leafing and a second ceiling mural. In the kitchen, which has an adjacent breakfast room and separate coffee bar, a wall of glass-front cabinets pair with granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and an oak floor with granite inserts. Custom touches include chandeliers made in Murano and an artistic backsplash made of baked tiles depicting an idyllic Parisian scene. Also on the second floor is a mahogany paneled library with built-in bookshelves, a cozy fireplace with a stone mantel, and a separate bar area. On the third floor, a generous primary suite pays homage to venerable French palaces with its decorative millwork, crystal and amethyst chandelier, wood-burning fireplace, and separate sitting area. His-and-hers marble bathrooms with huge walk-in closets complete the package. Also on the top floor are a home office with built-in shelves and a guest bedroom with an en suite bath. On the home’s more casual first level, a spacious family room opens onto a private veranda. Here, a gorgeous all-marble lap pool is surrounded by Jerusalem stone with lapis inserts. A first-floor bedroom also offers access to the veranda. With its prime location, dazzling design, and host of modern amenities, including an attached garage and an elevator that travels 48 feet per minute, this home is a rare and regal find.
Eat in Kitchen or Dining Room
In-Home Fitness Center
Wine Cellar / Grotto
Stall Shower And Tub
Central Air Conditioning
2 Car Garage, Attached Garage
Corner Lot, Jogging / Biking Path, City / Town Street