Originally constructed circa 1882 as a summer home for linen merchant and importer James Vail, the Victorian home at 1206 Malvern Avenue combines Old World charm and classic design with modern amenities in a highly desirable and convenient locale. Located in the heart of Ruxton, this 6 Bedroom, 3/1 Bath estate looks out over more than three acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and specimen trees.
A winding drive leads up to the house where an inviting covered porch spans the width of the home. From the porch, guests are welcomed into a spacious Foyer with semi-circular window seating area, antique Red Georgian Pine floors leading throughout the space, and double doors leading to a formal Living Room with corner fireplace and plentiful natural light streaming in through four tall windows. Adjacent sits the large formal Dining Room with corner fireplace, wide bay window, and access to the nearby gourmet Kitchen. Complete with professional grade appliances, custom wood cabinetry and a Breakfast Area with sliding glass doors leading to the Patio, the Kitchen flows into the adjoining Family Room. The Family Room features a vaulted ceiling, wood burning fireplace, built-in bookcases and shelving, bay window and doors leading out to the Patio beyond. A Mudroom, Laundry Room and over-sized two-car Garage complete the Main Floor.
The newly renovated Master Bedroom Suite, conceived by Kirk Designs, rests down a private hall on the Second Level and features a spectacular marble Spa Bath and large, custom-built walk-in closet. Three additional Bedrooms and a Bath complete this level. The open pine staircase continues up to the Third Floor, providing two more Bedrooms, a Bath and a Study. The Lower Level boasts a large Exercise Room and additional storage.
The sunny, brick paver Patio off the back of the house leads to the relaxing, fenced-in Pool Area and down the hill from the main house, a comfortable Guest House offers a Living Room, Kitchen, Bath and Bedroom Loft. Stunning renovations and thoughtful design combined with a classic layout and elegant character create a phenomenal luxury home in a highly convenient location.
Total Sq. Footage
Shingle - Architectural
Above Grade, Below Grade, Guest House
Central Air Conditioning, Zoned
Electric, Natural Gas
Baseboard, Forced Air, Hot Water, Zoned
Full, Partially Finished, Windows