When a rare opportunity to own an iconic Old Highland Park home presents itself, there should be no hesitation to seize the moment. Resting gracefully across from Exall Lake, 4412 Lakeside Drive is the newest listing from Bo Parker and Cindy Bruner that combines historic architecture with a fresh and modern interior.
The 9,035-square-foot, four-bedroom home is offered at $9,495,000 and offers a port cochere and rear entry, three-car garage.
The 1918 built, Hal Thompson-designed home was one of the first homes built in the second installment of Old Highland Park. Approaching the home, guests are greeted by a meticulously manicured landscape and hanging baskets framing each first-floor window.
Updated interiors provide an airy and bright atmosphere, blending effortlessly with modern staging by premier home stager George Bass.
The home features high, beamed ceilings, limestone flooring and Brazilian walnut hardwoods for a comfortable, Santa Barbara-style atmosphere.
The first level includes a great room, dining room for large-scale entertaining, a library, music room, study, butler’s pantry and chef’s kitchen, which opens to a breakfast and family room.
Three bedrooms and a master suite with a groin-vaulted sitting area and fireplace complete the second floor.
The third floor includes a game room and exercise room.
A below-ground wine cellar with limestone walls rounds out the main house.
Entertaining befits the outdoor living space, which features a cigar pergola, fire pit lounge, wrap-around screen loggia with a fireplace, an antibacterial turf lawn and bocce ball court.
The spacious guest suite includes a living room, kitchen and bedroom in its 1,025-square-feet of space.