1129 Clarendon Crescent
Rooted in nature, this period estate melds original character with revitalizations that equip it for an ultra-current indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Elaborate renovations throughout honor the integrity of the home’s classic style while integrating contemporary capability. Especially noteworthy, its radiant, airy kitchen-adjacent family room, with floor-to-expanded-ceiling telescoping glass doors, merges seamlessly with retreat-like outdoor lounging, cooking, dining, and recreation areas. Three floors of interior living space highlighted by majestic proportions includes formal living and dining rooms, a solarium, five bedrooms, including a master suite, three full bathrooms plus powder room, two family rooms, and home-office retreat.
Sited on private, woodsy, expansive grounds along the arc of one of Crocker Highlands’ most exalted streets, this nature-nurtured property and its location are unparalleled.
Clarendon Crescent, admired for its distinctive, well-preserved architecture, forms a serene setting within ideal proximity to public transportation, highly rated schools, and everyday destinations for shopping, dining, and recreation.
The home’s public rooms reveal well-preserved original embellishments, including character-rich moldings, hardwood floors, and built-in configurations. Grand-scaled windows envelop the interior with luxuriant, leafy outlooks. Adjacent to the welcoming foyer with walk-in closet-cum-mudroom, the living room features a focal-point fireplace flanked by window alcoves and a wall of built-ins, while the dining room is distinguished by a massive Bay window and opens to a sparkling solarium.
Main-floor rooms connect fluidly, encouraging easy circulation, and an open layout blends the kitchen, family room, and outdoor terrace for a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Dubbed the Costa Rica room by the current owners, this exotic family room, part of a 2011 renovation, opens nearly completely along two walls, bringing the outdoors in for an up-close nature experience; custom-crafted floor-to-ceiling glass panel doors disappear behind each other, blending it with the outdoor terrace, equipped with built-in chef’s station and tree-top vistas. Beyond the terrace, stone pathways, mature perennials, and a showy tree assortment border an inviting level lawn, a natural-stone stone conversation area encircling a firepit, a basketball court and tennis wall.
The interior connoisseur’s kitchen, a key transitional space in form and function, presents an inviting place to congregate and create, incorporating classic allure with up-to-date efficiency. High-caliber appliances include a Wolf range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Thermador oven, and more. Concrete counters, custom created and newly refinished, meet glass subway-tile backsplashes. Well configured for a full range of tasks and storage, it comprises a substantial center island offering a hub for entertaining with seating, beverage bar, and message center.
Four second-floor bedrooms are served by two remodeled bathrooms with sophisticated natural-stone finishes. Graced with a prodigious whirlpool bath in addition to its glassed shower, the master bathroom establishes a spa sensibility, where sand-hued natural stone combines to soothing effect.
The lower level’s fifth bedroom with exterior garden access and a full bathroom is well suited as au pair or guest quarters. An adjacent family room also opens to the garden and a large alcove serves game-room or home-work purposes.
Top-tier transformations with timeless appeal distinguish the home as well as its now-robust infrastructure. Upgrades include installation of a new roof just one year ago, integration of a dual-zone high-efficiency heating system, LED lighting, plus wiring for high-speed Ethernet and sound throughout. Abundant storage and utility include a wine cellar and lower-level storage room, an attached garage that opens at the base of a gated paver-stone private driveway, as well as drip irrigation throughout the home’s romantic landscaped garden.