Originally built in 1897 by architect William H. Lillie for the Royal Consul of Norway and Sweden, this Classical Revival estate has been renovated and elegantly redesigned with impeccable attention to detail. The timeless design with a modern and open floor plan recaptures its original character (stained glass window, oak paneling, mahogany fireplace mantle and box beam ceilings). Set back on a double lot, this 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath home is uniquely detached on all 4 sides and boasts 4 levels of modern amenities including an updated gourmet kitchen, a media room, gym and an au-pair/guest quarters on the ground floor. The expansive 11’ft ceiling height combined with the grand openings and multiple outdoor spaces, maximize the light and flow of the home. The kitchen features top of the line appliances, Carrara marble counters, custom cabinetry and opens to the rear patio complete with a terraced yard and firepit. Adjacent to the kitchen is the family room and built-in breakfast area. A grand formal dining and living room complete this main level. Upstairs has 3 spacious bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms including an office (or 4th bedroom) and a luxurious primary suite overlooking the rear garden. The uppermost level boasts 2 additional bedrooms, a huge playroom, 2 full bathrooms and deck access. This undeniably luxurious residence is just moments to the hip shops and restaurants on Polk Street, Union Street and Fillmore St. 3 car parking.
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