Mediterranean Retains Vintage Charm Even With All of Its Modern Amenities


Elegantly situated under a sprawling live oak, the 1936 Mediterranean gem at 4530 Fairway Street in Highland Park combines old-world charm with modern amenities and immaculate finishes. Ashley Akin is marketing the home for $1,825,000.

The four-bedroom, 3,730-square-foot property was taken down to the studs in 2007. The renovations included Venetian plaster walls; energy-efficient doors and windows; new plumbing, wiring and HVAC; surround sound; custom-designed Ann Sacks tile and fixtures; and Poliform-style closets and cabinetry.

A landscaped path and a beautifully arched entryway set the tone, while oversized windows in the formal living area and an open-concept floor plan exude the telltale personality of a Mediterranean home. Hand-scraped hard woods combined with custom Spanish tile on the stairway and fireplace provide a rustic yet refined element.




The open-concept kitchen features a waterfall island, Brazilian Kashmir countertops, premium stainless-steel appliances, tile floors and handcrafted Poliform-style cabinetry made on-site. The laundry room and a walk-in pantry are located off of the kitchen.




A light and airy family room at the back of the house overlooks the spacious backyard and is adjacent to a beautifully wallpapered powder room. An office with custom, built-in shelving and cabinets and a dry bar are also on the first floor as well as a sunlit bedroom with a full bath, outfitted in a beautifully neutral palette. Off of the dining area, two sets of French doors open to the shaded flagstone patio and spacious lawn.




Tucked in the trees, the large master suite features a reading nook, a fireplace, a covered balcony, a sunlit sitting area and an oversized bathroom and closet. Pocket doors lead into the onyx-and-marble master bath, which features a pristine white-and-gray palette. Highlights include a tiled bathtub and twin marble arches that lead to a walk-in shower on one side and a toilet and bidet on the other. A generously sized dressing room and closet space with built-ins is situated adjacent to the master bath. Two sizeable bedrooms, two full baths, and an additional play area or sitting area are also on the second floor.




Situated on a tree-lined street in Highland Park, the home is within walking distance of Whole Foods Market and several restaurants. Three parking spaces are next to an electric gate in the back corner of the yard.

To schedule a private showing, contact Ashley Akin at 214-244-1084 or