With a lush back yard vale, a side pool courtyard and a separate guest house, the home at 13704 Lexham Gardens Ave. is both beautiful and functional. And with lots of old interior brick and antique pine flooring, this 5,934-square-foot home is large but still warm and inviting.
The home stands atop a hill on a 1.5-acre lot in Kensington Estates, an upscale development off Perkins Road near Pecue Lane. One of the first things you notice about this home is the intricate millwork and windows. Sunset transoms top the three big beautiful windows across the front of the home and more transoms are scattered throughout.
The entry hallway is wide and long through the center of the home. To the right is the formal dining room, and to the left is a guest bedroom with a full bath. This bedroom has the benefit of one of the big sunset windows across the front of the home.
Much of the first floor of the home is floored in beautiful heart pine floors below 12-foot ceilings. Lots of old interior brick is used in arches and passageways, providing a warm and inviting feel to this large home.
A cased opening connects the dining room to the kitchen, where a big island topped with Tropical Brown granite is in the center. Cabinetry is a warmly stained pecky cypress, and floors are antique brick. Double wall ovens are near a 5-burner gas cook top and a paneled GE Monogram refrigerator that nicely matches the cypress cabinets.
The nearby keeping/breakfast area has another big window with a sunset transom. That means lots of natural light falls on the tall masonry fireplace, which is flanked by custom built-ins.
Down at the end of the long entry hall, a brick archway leads into the living room, where heart pine floors stretch over to a granite fireplace.
The master suite is a relaxing retreat with a tile sunporch providing great views of the side pool courtyard. The master bath features dual vanities, a 6-foot whirlpool tub and a big walk-in shower.
According to listing broker Diana Sutherland, one of the main attractions of this residence is its potential for multi-generational use. A fully-independent guest house is attached to the rear of the home via a breezeway. The guest house has two bedrooms, a full kitchen, one and one-half baths, a laundry room and more beautiful cypress cabinetry. It’s the perfect setup for a nanny’s quarters, a college student or aging parents.
There are two upstairs sections to this home: a bonus room above the 3-car garage and a separate upstairs in the main house. Above the main house, two big bedrooms share a Hollywood bath.
Finally, this lovely home has excellent outdoor spaces viewable from a wide covered porch out back. The landscape drops off dramatically from the porch into a shady plain below. A side yard has a swimming pool, and a gazebo at one end of the pool makes the perfect spot for a glass of wine or a cup of coffee.
If you’d like to see this luxury home in Kensington Estates for yourself, today’s your chance. The home will be kept open from 2-5 p.m.
About this Home
13704 Lexham Gardens Ave.
85 x 499 x 212 x 391 feet
5,934 square feet
Five full, one partial