Posted by    |    June 30th, 2011 at 5:15 am

3405 Saint Johns Drive – Highland Park – Texas

NOW $1,695,000

MLS 11322993

Reduced a full $230,000 from the original listing price, the home is now being offered at approximately $500,000 below the total cost when it was built from the ground up in 2004!


The room flow of this charming home is extraordinary.  Somehow the architect did what is almost the impossible.  He figured out how to make the home not feel cavernous when one or two or the whole family is moving about downstairs, but also not to feel crowded when there’s a cocktail party for fifty or more.

There is an extraordinary kitchen — and it’s extraordinary because it was planned, designed and fitted by a trained chef, one of the present owners.  Viking range, convection ovens, double dishwashers, loads of counter space and an island with an extra sink.  And there’s a big pantry and the “chef’s” office, where from the windows she can see the lovely landscaping out front.

One Realtor friend made an interesting comment.  She said that the addition of a large bedroom with full bath downstairs is a perfect God send.  She recollected how often one of the children breaks a leg, an elderly relative comes for a visit, and on and on.  In those cases, she mused, downstairs accommodations are just what are needed.

Off of the big Great Room, there’s a screened porch with stone fireplace and media hook-ups.  The residents have used it almost year around.  Perfect for at-home cocktails with the evening news.  A fire roaring in the fireplace in the cooler months.  You’re sure to love it, too.

Upstairs are the master suite, three generous guest bedrooms, 3 baths, the laundry room, a crafts room, and the media room.  I was thinking when I saw the media room that it was in the perfect location.  Kids can sit there in their pajamas, watching TV and playing video games while mom and dad are entertaining guests downstairs.

Finally, this is a Highland Park anomaly.  Not only does it fit perfectly among its neighbors, but it’s a residence that will last your family a lifetime.  Here’s why.

One of the major issues that has arisen in recent years among longtime residents of Highland Park’s two-story homes is the need for a passenger elevator and no way to comfortably fit one in.  We have the perfect place here — you can add it today or later, should you decide.

The home is not for lease or lease purchase.  It’s only being offered for sale at this time.



Since 1964

214 503-8563