In the heart of Historic Azalea District is a one of a kind estate that was designed by the legendary Tyler architect Shirley Simons. The Azalea District is on the National Historic Register and Tyler’s largest concentration of early to mid 20th century residences with diverse architectural styles that include Queen Anne, Craftsman, Classical Revival, Ranch and International and numerous gardens and parks unify the district’s identity. Originally built in 1937 in the Palladian style, this 7,071 SF home was remodeled extensively, thoughtfully with no expense spared over the last 10-15 years, keeping the historic integrity and charm but adding an Italianate twist. Century old trees surround this beautiful corner lot and enhance the four patios and outdoor spaces. Designed for gracious entertaining, whether large groups or intimate parties. All rooms overlook one of the four beautifully landscaped patios with the centerpiece being the 1,000 SF of covered outdoor living area overlooking the pool/spa and truly special Grotto.
There are five bedrooms including a large yet cozy first floor master suite with his and her closets and adjoining study/sitting room which overlooks the pool. A second guest suite is also on the first floor which overlooks another of the beautiful patios. Three additional bedrooms and bathrooms are on the second floor accessed by two staircases.
Details are unmatched and some of the special finishes include an antique Louis XVI marble mantel, handmade Portuguese tile in the kitchen wall and backsplash, designer marble floors, handscraped wood floors, custom bronze lanterns, a glass mosaic and marble inlaid courtyard with fireplace and P.E. Guerin hardware throughout.
A truly special three car garage is attached as well as a separate driveway and carport. This is a rare home and will appeal to the most discriminating buyer.