Privately situated on one of the most prestigious Highlands streets, and located only half a block from Cherokee Park, this stately home offers the perfect balance of historic charm, privacy, and upgrades for modern living. Perched on the hillside of Spring Drive, and surrounded by private terraces, this home and its park-like setting offer stunning views from all sides. Mature trees, lush landscaping, custom hardscaping, and extensive landscape lighting make this a wonderful home for relaxing and enjoying the serenity offered by nature or entertaining friends and family. This is one of only two properties that the spring that gave this street its iconic name visibly runs through. Many of the 1910 home's original historic features, including stunning hardwood floors, extensive trim, beautiful mantels, and gorgeous fireplaces, have been maintained. Recent updates include remodeled bathrooms, extensive landscape lighting, updated plumbing, new roof, new HVAC (one system), newer custom Jeld-Wen maximum efficiency windows installed throughout 90% of the house, and buried electrical lines. The first floor offers formal living and dining rooms, a well-appointed guest suite with a separate exterior entrance, sunroom, office, home gym, an expansive updated eat-in kitchen with top-of-the-line BOSCH appliances, including a new induction cooktop, granite countertops, wine refrigerator, original restored cabinets, a massive center island with bar seating and a sitting area. The family room off the kitchen has gorgeous slate tiled floors and is surrounded by wood trimmed windows with remote controlled automatic shades that overlook the rear yard and back patio. The patio off the back of the home shares a custom sound system with the first floor of the home and offers a built-in natural gas grill, a stone fireplace with gas logs, multiple seating and dining spaces, and a garden pond. Extensive outdoor lighting allows this space to be enjoyed day or night. The second floor spacious primary suite is accessed through French doors, is vibrant and light-filled with southern shutters, custom-built cabinetry, and features a large private terrace overlooking the rear yard, rear patio, and lush landscaping below. The terrace is a wonderful place to enjoy morning coffee or unwind after a long day. The spa-like primary bathroom has two separate custom vanities, a glass enclosed shower, large soaking tub, heated tile floors, and a fabulous walk-in closet. A second floor living room boasts built-in bookshelves and expansive windows overlooking the picturesque views offered by Spring Drive. An adjoining sunroom can be used as a home office, meditation, or yoga room. Two additional guest bedrooms with expansive windows, two updated guest baths, and a laundry room complete the second level. On the third floor, you'll find two more bedrooms, one with an ensuite half-bath. The other is currently in use as a media room. The home also has a large cellar that can be used for any additional storage needs. It can be accessed both from inside the home and through its own full doorway at the side of the home. There is easy accessibility from the back of the property by way of the private back drive and the two-car heated garage that includes a workshop and additional storage space above the garage, along with an oversized covered and lighted carport that accommodates two additional vehicles. Here, you will enjoy private estate living in the heart of the Highlands, with close proximity to local shops, fine dining restaurants, farmers' markets, entertainment, and all the wonderful nature and outdoor activities offered by nearby Cherokee and Seneca Parks. 1642 Spring Drive is truly a special property.
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