- Located in wonderful Fairview, Texas, a small town with a big presence!
- Just a few short minutes from 3 million SF of shopping, restaurants and entertainment!
- Home backs up to Fairview’s largest nature preserve!
- Images of Thompson Springs Neighborhood!
- Kids attend Lovejoy ISD which boasts the highest school district rating in Texas by Texas Education Agency!
Gorgeous Open Floor Plan in Park Like Setting!
4,975 sq ft (per tax rolls) Built in 2003
4 Bedrooms/ 3 Full Baths/ 1 Half Bath/ 3 Living Areas/ 2 Dining Areas/ Study/ Media/ Loft / 3 Car Garage/ Pool with Spa
European Inspired Two Story Traditional in Desirable Thompson Springs.
Welcome to the wonderful neighborhood of Thompson Springs with wide streets, a large green belt and kids, kids, kids!. The drive to 1691 Ashcroft Dr. is open and wide and homes are set deep off the street for plenty of breathing room. As you approach you are struck with the homes stature as a lovely traditional brick and stone 2 story. Complete with old world brickwork, chop stone accents, copper awnings, and gently arched eyebrow window and entryway the front of the home is instantly formal and inviting. Large windows and a double iron door accentuate the home’s welcoming appearance. The stone lined garden beds of established and well planned landscaping is just a hint at what’s to come inside.
Entering through the impressive oversized iron doors that are detailed with intricate scrollwork and obscuring distortion glass you’ll see that this is an inviting and elegantly designed home. The interior is warm and neutral with formal spaces comfortably open before you. Warm deep ivory lines the walls and the medium brown of the floor is set off by crisp white trim of deep baseboards. Rooms are crowned with a generous and substantial 2 stage molding. You’ll notice the open and spacious connected flow of the rooms. Beautifully finished and richly stained hand scraped hardwood floors continue the luxurious feel and cover the expanse of the first floor and draws the eyes upward as it lines the graceful curve of the front entry stair. The stair sweeps up to the right with curved turned wooden handrails, newel posts, and full wood treads and risers. The spindles are a clean line and make a statement in dramatic black with hand forged textured iron and every third spindle accented with an offset open twist basket detail.
To your right through a double French door is the study. The room is formal and private yet comfortable and inclusive to the rest of the home. This is a perfect setting to take a meeting and work with natural light and views overlooking the front yard. The study has a wall of built ins with open shelves above and closed cabinets at the base for convenient storage. The large window faces the front yard and is dressed in wood blinds that match the feel of the cabinetry in a warm medium dark brown. The walls are a rich ochre color that will be sunny and warm during the day with natural light and when illuminated will glow warmly at night.
Opposite the study and stair wall are the formal living and dining rooms. In the living room is a large front facing window and a side arched eyebrow window with sidelights to fill the room with light. The warm neutral wall color and richly stained hardwoods are contrasted with a wide crisp white baseboard. The living room and dining share a space. The use of this space is delineated by columns repeating the arch detail. The living and dining rooms are open and roomy and feel even more grand because of the shared use of space and soaring ceilings of the entry.
Just opposite the dining room and along the entry landing hall is an under stair barreled ceiling recess that leads to the homes powder bath. The half bath is a fun little jewel box with warm washed hand troweled walls that make the furniture finish vanity with black shaped granite top sparkle. A satin nickel widespread faucet in a artistic drop style as well as thick framed mirror above add layers of design elements to delight. A surprising and whimsical use of the under stair access this powder bath makes a charming room.
Back to the entry hall to your right is a pass through bar area. Step into the bar to your right with cabinet storage along the back wall with granite countertop and tumbled stone backsplash. A counter height and raised bar sits in front of you with cabinets below and the same pretty neutral granite top. The bar is open and has views of the family room and dramatic fireplace. The fireplace is set angled into the corner and has a rich wood mantel, trimmed out with library panel molding detail from the hearth to the ceiling, and an expansive mirror set above the mantel shelf. Framing the firebox and the hearth are ivory travertine. Opposite the family room are the kitchen and breakfast nook that share the open concept space. In this great room the back walls are lined with soaring rows of floor to ceiling windows that look onto the pool yard.
The home’s spacious kitchen is divided from the living area and breakfast nook by a wrap around bar island. With custom cabinetry in a beautiful furniture finish of warm rich stained wood this a true cook’s kitchen. Fully appointed with a higher end appliance suite with double ovens, and separate 5 burner gas range, hood, built in microwave, and wonderfully sized sink area. In the center is another large island with pot rack above that allows additional work space and ease of meal preparation. Against a side wall the gas range sits on the cabinet base under beautiful and understated framed inset of walnut travertine with ivory tumbled stone surrounding in a tonal pattern. Above a beautifully simple stainless steel hood with library paneled detail to the ceiling complete the station. The stone countertops finish the look with a neutral taupe granite. More than just pretty to look at, this kitchen is a delight to cook in as well. Dry goods are just within reach through a solid wood six panel door in an ample pantry lined with shelves.
Just off the kitchen beyond the bar island and sink area is the breakfast nook. Surrounded by a large wall of windows sits a roomy breakfast nook. The breakfast nook is airy and bright with several large windows that repeat the arch theme and a door for access to the pool and backyard.
The feeling of spaciousness continues as the living space is extended to the outdoor patio and pool yard. Enjoy the relaxing sounds of water while outside. The kidney shaped pool has flagstone coping, and a chopped stacked stone edged 6 person raised spa. Built in 2008 the natural stone edge buts up to a textured light colored decking to surround the pool area and adjoining patio reaching back to the home. The pool yard is bordered by lush garden plantings that create a private and quiet green setting and has a clean iron fence surround.
The master suite is set to the front of the home beyond the stairs and past the study doors. This is a very large master retreat with soaring ceilings, elegant fireplace, massive windows, and a circular stairway up to a loft area. With soft jade walls, the warm wood floors and Emperador dark marble around the firebox trimmed with library panel woodwork mantel and legs. A cabinet above with disappearing doors can hold an entertainment system for cozy movies in bed in front of the fire. Enter the master bath through double doors and you are struck with the opulence of the rich cabinetry, stone floors, statement stone vanity tops and tub decking. Graceful curved arm fixtures illuminate over the his and her vanities with handsomely framed mirrors. The large cream travertine tile lines the floor, tub riser and backsplash, and the spacious shower. A frameless glass partition and door surround the beautiful shower with the striated granite top creating a dramatic effect by continuing through the tub and shower space and shower bench area. Richly stained cabinetry and arched windows and recessed niches continue the theme of the home and the darker cabinetry is striking against the light floors and allow the lights and jetted tub chandelier to really sparkle in the luxurious space. To amplify the space the closet doors cleverly do double duty. The arch is repeated in a full mirrored sliding door to enter the master closet. The closet is very roomy and well divided into his and her space with built ins and plenty of hanging space and room for seasonal rotation.
For the additional living spaces and bedrooms go to the hall and take the stairs. Upon arriving at the top to the left of the landing you’ll see a a wet bar alcove with white cabinetry top and base and a nicely contrasting dark granite counter with a bar sink and high arch faucet. The wet bar is open to a game/media room combo. Both rooms are open and spacious enough to accommodate large gatherings for game night, pool tournaments and the big games. The game room is open to the media with steps down and the space is divided by a half wall. The game room has a large window with arched transom detail and whole of the space has a cathedral ceiling. The large space is pleasant and dramatically lit with wall sconces and a ceiling fan light in the game room area. Behind the upper living area and to the front of the house is a hall with a full bath and the first of the secondary bedrooms. The halls full bathroom is open and well-lit with light cabinetry and counters. The bedroom is located on the same side and orientation as the master but on the second floor. It is a good sized room with large double door reach in closet and a side view window. A few steps up and another door gives access to the master loft area. This space has a built in desk and room for an office, sitting area, or an exercise room. Across the catwalk are two more spacious bedrooms with large closets, big windows, and lighted ceiling fans. The two rooms on this side share a light and bright Jack and Jill bathroom.
The laundry room is behind the downstairs family room on back of the home on the way to the garage. There is plenty of cabinet space and a color body tile floor. Through a wall door there is access for entertainment wiring on the back wall of the family room. Through the laundry room you have access to the homes garage. This home has a three car attached garage with a single bay on one door and a double door for the other two to access.
Come see 1691 Ashcroft where you’ll get the best of is all! A lush and mature country setting for a gracious home with plenty of privacy yet still in a lively and active neighborhood!