Located in the heart of Ruxton on a tranquil street convenient to numerous amenities, 1308 Locust Avenue presents an exquisitely updated and expanded five-bedroom home. Seamless improvements and additions conceived by architect Patrick Jarosinski and constructed by Delbert Adams perfectly balance the traditional character of the home with desirable updates and stunning architectural accents.
A flagstone walkway winds past manicured garden beds to the covered front porch and into the Foyer where a wide cased portal flows into the formal Living Room, featuring a beamed ceiling, three windows and a fireplace. A portal from the Foyer also opens into the formal Dining Room and leads to the spectacular custom gourmet Kitchen. A culinary dream, this beautiful space enjoys custom cabinetry, a built-in hutch, extra-height serving counter, granite counters, professional grade stainless appliances and a full-width paneled portal flowing into the adjoining Family and Breakfast Rooms. Awash in natural light from a full-width window wall and vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses, the Breakfast Room is the ideal place for any meal. Sliding doors flanked by built-in window seats open out onto the expansive back mahogany/Ipe deck with gorgeous views of the pool area and landscape beyond. A vestibule with a Powder Room and bar open to the covered porch and deck.
The Breakfast Room flows gracefully into the attached Family Room with a paneled chimney wall, fireplace, double window flanked by two sets of built-in bookcases and a cased portal to the Sunroom. Partially vaulted with three skylights and a built-in wet bar, atrium doors open from the Sunroom out onto the deck. A wide portal leads into the incredible vaulted Wine Room where a full-width, glass-enclosed wall of conditioned wine shelving is the perfect oenophilic showcase. A vestibule leads to the covered porch and an adjacent staircase provides access to a loft overlooking the nearby Den. Partially vaulted, the Den features a full-height chimney with a fireplace flanked by windows with seats and a wall of transom windows. A bath completes this level.
The second level enjoys a large Master Bedroom Suite with a wide double closet plus additional closets, three windows and a vestibule to the Master Bath with a built-in bookcase. The marble Master Spa Bath boasts heated floors, a double vanity, laundry closet, cast iron jetted soaking tub and a glass-enclosed shower stall. Three additional Bedrooms (one en-suite) and two Baths share this level. A concealed staircase leads to the third level featuring a loft, a walk-in cedar closet and an adjoining Bonus Room. A Recreation Room and storage complete the lower level.
Tremendous outdoor living spaces delight with flagstone patios and walks shaded by beautiful mature specimen trees. Extensive landscaping and irrigation with perennial gardens, covered porches, an expansive back Mahogany/Ipe deck, a stone fire pit patio, and an incredible saltwater pool with stone pool decking and patios, a diving rock, urn fountain and a vaulted pool pavilion create the perfect outdoor living environment. A detached two-car Garage matches the exterior of the home.
Designed to perfection and meticulously maintained, 1308 Locust Avenue offers a superb Ruxton retreat!
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Ceiling Fans, Central Ac
Electric, Natural Gas
Forced Air, Heat Pumps, Radiant