The Realtor’s description of the home at 384 Walnut St. is “a breathtaking oasis within the heart of Uptown.”
Gardens abound at the Walnut Street home.
Certainly, this elegant home is all those things, and more. Across the street from Audubon Park, it’s one of the city’s most desirable addresses.
The $3.895 million home’s sumptuous grounds and gardens are a fitting match to this parkside gem situated on an oversized lot.
The living room is elegant yet inviting.
Built in 1927, the Georgian structure has been transformed to take advantage of views of the park and of the opulent gardens. And the gardens are indeed worthy of views: They are part of the Smithsonian Museum’s Gardens of America and offer a year-round symphony of color and fragrance.
Inside the main house, the almost 5,000-square-foot living area is a blend of style, comfort and space for gracious entertaining.
A gold-leaf ceiling is a feature of the formal dining room.
An abundance of architectural features, from crown moldings to soaring ceilings and archways framed by Tuscan columns, are highlighted by expansive windows that allow streaming natural light and views of the landscape.
From the living room, with its carved fireplace and elegant built-in shelves, to the gold-leafed ceiling of the formal dining room, the public spaces exude gracious living.
A sense of old Europe permeates the kitchen, which has access to the elevator.
A vast eat-in kitchen boasts glossy beams, double leaded-glass windows and a terra cotta floor to evoke a feeling of European country living. The ambiance is matched by professional-quality appliances, cypress cabinets, storage and style.
Light cascades into the sunroom off of the kitchen.
The downstairs study has the feel of a library.
The sunroom off of the kitchen has a magnetic appeal for enjoying views of the grounds, while a den at the rear of the home is a cozy spot for reading, courtesy of a gas fireplace and a plethora of shelves.
A sitting room off the primary suite is a spot for relaxation.
Cocoon in comfort in the primary suite, which also offers al fresco relaxation. A separate sitting room, dressing room and marble bath are joined by a gas fireplace.
The terrace evokes the feel of a Tuscan villa.
But the terrace harkens to a Tuscan villa, with turf, potted greenery, seating and panoramic views of the area, as well as the must-be-seen landscaping.
Three additional bedrooms and two full baths are also on the second floor, with a spacious closet that could easily be transformed to an additional bath.
The gardens are part of the Smithsonian Museum’s Gardens of America.
A guest house of almost 1,600 square feet continues the style of the main home, with a sunlit first floor with living and dining area, plus a comfortable and cozy kitchen. A spacious bedroom with elegant marble bath creates a private and welcoming space for guests.
The home features seven heating and air systems, a slate roof, 2022 electrical updating, a greenhouse and elevator.
For private showings of the home, contact Eleanor Farnsworth, of Latter & Blum, (504) 891-1142 or (504) 669-0211.
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