This limestone stunner in Old Highland Park is as much a work of art as it is a comfortable contemporary home. Built by Steve Hild and designed by prominent architect David Stocker, the three-bedroom house sits on a sizable corner lot on a prestigious street and offers exquisite materials artfully combined throughout its 8,156 square feet.
The drama begins in the entry, where solid blocks of Lueders limestone and a custom steel handrail form the grand floating staircase. Overhead, a glamorous Serip light fixture handmade in Portugal hangs from the soaring double-height ceiling, completing the striking scene. The massive great room is equally impressive, featuring museum-finish walls, vaulted ceilings, buffed Lueders limestone floors, a fireplace with a sleek custom mantel, a fully equipped wet bar, and expansive steel windows and doors that let in plentiful natural light. The adjacent dining room also offers ample room to seat a crowd, with great views and access to the landscaped front courtyard. In the state-of-the-art kitchen, full-slab Calacatta Gold marble walls and custom cabinets surround the oversize center island and breakfast bar. The space also offers premium appliances, a walk-in pantry and silver closet, an adjacent office area, and a light-filled breakfast room overlooking the outdoor living area, which features a recently redesigned pool and a covered terrace outfitted with a fireplace, kitchen, and Viking outdoor grill.
Upstairs, the luxurious primary suite is the ultimate sanctuary, complete with high-peaked clear heart wood ceilings, quarter-sawn rift-cut white oak floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a hidden private office area with mahogany cabinets. The suite’s dual baths feature Calacatta Gold marble countertops, walls, and heated floors, with mahogany cabinets, a freestanding Victoria + Albert tub, and a book-matched marble steam shower with body sprays. There’s also a private salon area, a coffee bar, and a custom, boutique-style closet with a marble-topped island and vanity and a separate handbag display room. Joining the owner’s suite on the top floor are two guest bedrooms, both featuring en suite baths with oversize showers and onyx countertops. Other perks in the home include a custom elevator and three-car garage, plus a lower level with a wine room, media room, gym, and laundry room with dog-washing station. The house also has a Lutron HomeWorks 4 Series system including lighting, security, sensors, and cameras.
From its impeccable finish-out and smart layout to its host of modern amenities, this home’s every detail was chosen with both beauty and function in mind.