1836 Walnut Springs
Spacious Twin Creeks Stunner!
5,634 sq. ft. (per owner) built in 2007
4 Bedrooms/ 3Full Baths/ 1 Half Baths/ 4 Living Areas/ 2 Dining Areas
Media/ Study/ Game Room/Double Staircase/ 3 Car Garage
Have the best of both worlds! Old world charm and modern conveniences come together in this spacious two-story European inspired home. The drive-up through this neighborhood of stately homes in Twin Creeks is impressive. The home’s modified Tudor style with stone and brick exterior is a classic and timeless look. The interior is extremely well-appointed with endless builder upgrades, a great floorplan, an abundance of thoughtful storage, and spacious room proportions. Soaring ceilings, hand scraped hardwoods, expansive windows, furniture finish millwork, and hand textured drywall treatments create the perfect combination for upscale entertaining and modern family life.
Entering through the impressive oversized solid wood door with iron stud accent you notice that this is an inviting and elegantly designed home. The open and spacious connected flow of the rooms stands out. Warm deep ivory lines the walls and the medium brown of the floor is set off by the crisp white trim of deep baseboards and crowned with substantial 2 stage molding. Beautifully finished and richly stained hand-scraped hardwood floors continue the luxurious feel and cover the visible expanse of the first floor. The stair sweeps up to the right with curved turned wooden handrails, newel posts, and full wood treads and risers. The spindles make a statement in dramatic black hand-forged textured iron.
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. A large bay wall of windows faces the front yard and is dressed in wood blinds that match the feel of the trim work in a warm medium-dark brown. A large deep double door closet is perfect for housing essentials. In keeping with the handsome finish of the room, the solid doors are finished in the stained wood and trimmed with picture frame molding. Just outside of the study is the home’s half bath, making the study a great option as a fifth bedroom or guest suite.
Opposite the study and stair wall are the formal living and dining rooms. In the living room is a large front facing window to fill the room with light. The use of this space is delineated by columns repeating the wide arched opening 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. Off the dining room, a hall is open to the kitchen and garage access via the laundry room. The arched opening to the hall and an outer wall window create a lovely vignette, making an area for a bench or sideboard and further expanding the space.
The entry leads to the great room and kitchen area. Arriving first in the living area you’ll notice the massive wall of windows and the 20 ft. soaring ceilings. Centered along the back wall of the living area, an elegant and imposing floor to ceiling fireplace of Austin chop stone anchors the space. The fireplace has an integrated hearth and a heavy wood floating mantel shelf. The living area is open to the kitchen and breakfast room but divided from the busy work of the kitchen by a peninsula island bar.
Notice how the kitchen and breakfast room floor transitions to a large brick-set cobblestone tile. The floor is light in color and subtle in texture making a modern statement in an old-world finish. Sitting on this lovely floor is a full luxury kitchen. Custom furniture finish cabinetry stained in a deep espresso is impressive, heavily crowned, and topped with granite countertops and a backsplash of stacked exposed edge stone. A contrast granite inset makes a focal point behind the five-burner gas range. With features of beautifully trimmed furniture finish cabinetry, substantial vent hood, full stainless luxury appliance suite, triple wall stack of double convection ovens and microwave, extra deep double sink, and a chandelier over the island, this is a beautifully designed hardworking kitchen. Conveniently located just off the kitchen workspace is a double door pantry for dry good storage. The breakfast room is open to the living area and kitchen. It is a lovely open space situated at the end of the kitchen with a wall of windows and a door to the patio and large grassy yard beyond.
The master suite is located off a side hall from the great room living area. An arched opening to a short hall leads into the master bedroom. The massive master suite opens before you with dramatic high ceilings and tall windows. At the far end of the room, sparkling glass with a view to the spa retreat master bath shines in natural light.
Enter through double doors to a large luxury resort spa bath. The master bath sparkles with granite countertops on handsome furniture finish vanities. Separate vanities sit under walls of mirror with transoms above. Vanity walls are on opposite sides of the room with a deep jetted tub centered between them. Beyond the tub, a bank of vertical glass wall creates a dramatic walk through double shower at the end of the room. An exterior window wall of glass block allows for filtered light and a warm glow. Matching light stone-look porcelain tile and tub deck create the perfect neutral tone for this relaxing retreat. Opposite the master bath is an equally luxurious dressing room. A walk-through coffee bar and cabinetry vestibule opens to a massive walk in closet space. The cabinetry and shelved armoire wall are furniture finish full wood door cabinetry in a creamy white. The counter in the coffee bar area is granite with a closed storage cabinetry surround. The master closet is well designed and beautifully appointed with open shelf storage and generous amounts of hanging space.
The hall that is behind the dining room extends from the kitchen and leads to the laundry and garage. This hall has a wonderful large pantry, deep shelved utility closet, and huge under stair storage area. On the far end of the hall, situated behind the front formal living room is the laundry room. the room is appointed with full custom cabinetry and a deep sink. This room is ready to get to work and look good doing it. A separate door closes the laundry from the hall to keep things quiet and contained. Inside the laundry is access to the two-car garage. Another single bay garage is located at the other end of the kitchen off the breakfast room. Garage floors are pristine with a great epoxy floor finish.
The second staircase is carpeted with wood trimmed risers, iron spindles, and stained wood newel posts and handrail. Ascend the stair to find the large game room. Windows along the back wall fill the spacious room with natural light. A wide hall and double doors open to the media room toward the front of the home. Sconces along the wall create a space ready for a full theater experience.
There are three very generously proportioned bedrooms upstairs. One is one the side of the media room and shares a large bathroom via hall access with the common rooms. The other two bedrooms are on the opposite side of the home by the front entry stairs. These two bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath with separate vanities. Each of the bedrooms are unique in their finish out. Some of the details include a curved bay wall of windows, large arched window, separate sitting area, and deep tray ceiling. Each room has a fan for light and airflow, high ceilings, large windows, and generous walk in closets.
The homes brick and stone exterior is impressive and timeless with a ledger stone accented turret. Wide steps to the front are lined with field stone boulders. Along the front of the home the gardens and foundation plantings are lush and evergreen. The home has alley entry garage drive up. The three parking spaces are in two separate garages, creating a center car court. A great space to learn to ride a bike or an afterschool game of basketball, the car court is just off the kitchen.
The back patio has a courtyard feel and is off the kitchen and living area. The patio has exposed aggregate and extends the length of the walled area. Beyond the patio there is tons of room to run and play in the lush green backyard. The spacious backyard has board on board fencing for complete privacy.
The home is traditionally old world in feel but modern in energy efficiency with radiant barrier underlayment and low E Argon filled windows. Plantation shutters line the entire home for a clean and classic tailored look as well as energy conservation and climate control. The home is wired for speakers and security.
|SF||2491 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Tax Rolls|
|Approximate Lot size||.23|
|School District||Allen ISD|
|SF||5188 Sq Ft (+/-) Per Tax Rolls|
|Approximate Lot size||.29|
|School District||Allen ISD|
|Subdivision||Twin Creeks Lexington|