Truly spectacular 1.6 acre private estate located in the upscale Birmingham, Alabama, suburb of Mountain Brook. In close proximity to a bustling shopping and restaurant district and award winning Mountain Brook City Public Schools, this is quite possibly the most beautiful home in the city. While it boasts 12,117 square feet, the Jeffrey Dungan Architect-designed home is both magnificent and grand yet cozy and family friendly. Fully renovated in 2008, welcome to casual elegance at its very best! Exterior grounds to rival the finest European country estate, the lush landscape, Oneonta sandstone home exterior, Tennessee Bluestone driveway, Buckingham slate roof and Hopes...Steel Windows throughout call you in! The first floor features an exquisite formal living room with french doors leading to a screened porch and front patio, perfect for entertaining al fresco. The dining room is very unique with stained white oak and recessed mirrored walls, gorgeous, yet discreet storage for glassware and linens and an impeccable wine cellar. The dining room leads right into the large kitchen boasting an expansive marble island, gorgeous butler's pantry, coffee bar with built-in espresso machine and breakfast nook, along with top of the line appliances. The view from the kitchen sink of the saltwater dip pool and lush grounds is breath-taking. Off the kitchen you will find a keeping room with a soaring ceiling and floor to ceiling steel windows, exposed beams, terra cotta flooring and a large stone fireplace. From there you will find your way to the Master Suite with 15 foot ceilings, separate en-suite bathrooms with walk-in closets, and a private den. The second floor continues with impeccable finishes, five bedrooms, four full baths and one half bath, craft room and a playroom. Escape the "main house" throughout the expansive light-filled studio that is situated over the porte-cochere leading you to a one of a kind guest cottage. The two-story cottage features a cozy guest bedroom, full bath, office, media room, kitchenette with refrigerator and freezer drawers and dishwasher, and a half bath. Finishes that rival the most beautiful mountain house, this cottage is both a guest's dream come true and the place you will find yourself on any football weekend. Two large laundry rooms located up and downstairs and the elevator round out a property that is not to be missed.
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