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1.45-acre Sherwood Forest estate offers sport court, quarters

May 19, 2019

Completed in 2001 by YemLevy, YSL Builders and designed by noted architect Ed Eubanks, this home with more than 12,000 square feet of living space, is built on nearly 1.5 acres of grounds in Sherwood Forest. Listing agent Lisa Kornhauser of John Daugherty, Realtors, describes it as a magnificent Memorial estate that blends old world European grandeur and elegance, in a serene, private setting.

Tall iron and glass doors open into a light-filled reception gallery with a soaring 28-foot ceiling, polished limestone floors, a limestone staircase, and an extended vista of the veranda, terraces, pool and pavilion through sets of French doors.

The east and west galleries split from the reception gallery to connect the home’s wings. The main staircase leads to a landing and extends into a gallery that connects the master suite, study, and a secondary bedroom in one wing with additional bedrooms, the laundry room, and the game room in the other wing.

The east gallery includes a guest powder room with a dressing area and separate water closet.

The east gallery leads to the library, full bar and lounge, and the formal living room. The recessed library with pocket door entries is accessible from the eastern gallery and bar/lounge and features walnut floors, a 12-foot box beam ceiling, mahogany box paneled walls, a wood-burning fireplace with gas starter, custom stone hearth with wooden mantel; and recessed media connection over the mantel with a custom lift for artwork to conceal media. There are arched windows with custom drapes overlooking the front lawn and circular driveway, and an arched door to the right leading to gardens.

The fully equipped bar is located between the library and formal living room with an arched pocket door openings to both areas.

The serving window is open to the eastern reception hall gallery with duel pocket doors that can be closed for complete privacy.

Floor-to-ceiling windows with custom drapes overlooking the garden with an antique stone bench setting enhance the inviting lounge.

Adjacent to the bar and east gallery, the formal living room features walnut floors with a custom inlay, a 12-foot coffered ceiling with cove lighting and custom painted trompe l’oeil clouds; a wood-burning fireplace with gas starter, gas logs and an antique European limestone mantel; and arched windows with custom drapes and automated shades overlooking the manicured gardens.

The west gallery leads to the formal dining room, climate-controlled wine vault, breakfast room with adjoining butler’s bar and open gathering kitchen and family room. The climate-controlled wine room features French limestone floors, honed limestone counters, custom lighting, paneled walls and storage for approximately 1,000 bottles.

Dining room amenities include a faux-gilt ceiling, wall paneling with push-front invisible doors into Pacific-Cloth lined closets; and a gas-log fireplace with an antique limestone mantel.

Positioned between the dining room and kitchen, the breakfast room features an antique French tile floor and floor-to-ceiling bay windows. An adjoining butler’s bar offers countertop storage, custom cabinetry, multiple warming drawers, an ice maker and a sink.

The professionally equipped, open gathering kitchen and family room overlook outdoor living spaces through rear walls of French doors and tall windows.

Kitchen amenities include a massive island with a honed-stone surface, bar seating, a prep sink, two dishwashers, an ice maker and a microwave oven and warming drawer. Side cabinets offer stone countertops and backsplash; a stainless-steel, double sink; an appliance garage; a Viking cooktop and wall ovens; and two Viking refrigerator/freezers.

The family room features a media cabinet and a double-faced stone fireplace that also serves the adjoining screened porch/summer kitchen. The family room has walnut floors, 11-foot ceilings, French doors and windows with custom drapes overlooking the pool, terraces, pavilion and gardens; and a custom built-in entertainment system with a central television connection and storage cabinets. The screened porch/summer kitchen has a raised rib-beamed ceiling, custom shades and its own A/C zone.

The summer kitchen includes a walk-in bar with a serving counter, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Thermador grill, a stainless-steel sink, a dishwasher, hand-planed cabinets, and a glass door to the rear sport court/motor court and garage.

Accessed by solid-wood double doors, the study is part of the master suite and features a wrap-around computer desk with two bays, drawers, and custom painted cabinetry; custom wallpaper; and a double-faced antique limestone gas-log fireplace that also serves the adjoining master bedroom.

The master bedroom also has an antique limestone fireplace mantel; sets of French doors that overlook the terraces, pool, and pavilion; a balcony with an automated custom awning; a pair of lighted wall niches for art display; a wall of antiqued smoked-mirror tiles; and a concealed coffee/juice bar with sink and under-counter refrigerator with a cabinet facade.

The master dressing room and two custom-fitted walk-in closets include extensive wardrobe, cabinets, and drawer storage; limestone countertops; and a packing island.

Luxury appointments in the master bathroom include a fossilized limestone floor and wainscot; a barrel-vaulted ceiling; designer wall covering; a television mount; a separate sink and vanity cabinets with Carrara marble decks; a Roma double-entry glass steam shower; a freestanding soaking tub; two water closets and heated towel rack.

The second floor game/media room features 10-foot ceilings, walnut floors, a built-in projector screen and concealed projector, recessed speakers and a wall of built-in adjustable display shelves with storage cabinets featuring decorative metal inserts. There are dual pocket doors at the entrance and a secondary staircase landing, access to the elevator that serves all of the home’s levels and a staircase to leading to the third floor.

Accessed by the return staircase, the third-floor playroom features whimsical wall murals; a beam-truss ceiling; built-in storage; and a raised play loft with dormer window. There is also an electronics closet and climate-controlled off-season storage room.

Outside, an expansive loggia is topped by a balcony off them master suite, sharing stunning views of the property. The balcony toward the top is off the master suite and has stunning views of the property.

A second building on the property is guest quarters located between the pool pavilion, pool and spa and summer kitchen with its own private garden. Appointments include French doors opening to the gardens; a mirrored accent wall; cabinets; an under-counter refrigerator with cabinet facade; and an en suite bathroom.

Slate terraces surround the classically styled heated pool and spa, and the open-air pavilion has a raised, ribbed-beam bead board ceiling and a seating area with a limestone gas-log fireplace. At the side of the pavilion, a half-bath offers a changing area, sink cabinet, and water closet.

The sport court is situated on the west side of the property. There is a side entry off the porte cochere that leads to the mud room with elevator access to the second floor. The oversized garage has quarters above.

The garage apartment has a separate entrance and features a dormer ceiling, living room/bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a walk-in closet, washer and dryer, and a full bathroom with shower.

With six to seven bedrooms, seven full baths and three half-baths, this home at 325 W. Friar Tuck Lane is priced at $13,950,000.

For more information, visit www.JohnDaugherty.com.

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