About 1100 Serenity Lane
4,500 Sq Ft home completed in 2013 on .52 acres in the picturesque Serenity community
The prestigious Serenity neighborhood is located in the charming town of McKinney Texas within Lovejoy ISD boundaries. The community features an impressive stone main entrance with bridge and gatehouse. All the estate homes are situated around a large lake with fountain and a 1.5-acre park with pavilion, also adjacent to the 600-acre Heard Museum and nature preserve.
This magnificent stone and brick estate home is positioned on an expansive, elevated property off a quiet, low traffic street a short walk to the community pond. The home is highlighted by stained hardwood details and trim and is surrounded by stone-lined, professionally planned and executed landscape beds overflowing with thick foliage and plants. A salt-finished concrete sidewalk with steps through the gently sloping front lawn leads to the welcoming front entrance.
The inviting Foyer features a beautiful stained wood front door with top glass window that floods the space with natural light. Gleaming roughhewn hardwood floors and a stylish chandelier suspended from the soaring ceiling highlight the space. An elegant curved Staircase outlines the Foyer and features custom hardwood steps, thick millwork posts and handrails, with custom forged wrought iron spindles. The open Formal Dining Room has roughhewn hardwood floors, thick trim and moldings, and a gorgeous chandelier and large windows brighten the space. The handsome Study features stained hardwood French doors, roughhewn hardwood floors, stained paneling and trim and a vaulted ceiling highlighted with heavy stained beams. The room offers custom built-in hardwood bookcases, an impressive eye-catching chandelier, and large windows offering views of the property.
The Great Room is connected to the Kitchen and Breakfast Nook and features stained roughhewn hardwood floors, decorator paint highlights the walls and the ceiling is lined with stained beams. The room features a cozy stone fireplace framed with cast stone elements and a large stained millwork mantel. A wall with large windows provide views over the pool and Patio. The gourmet Kitchen is a cook’s dream with premium custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, and tumbled tile backsplash. The space has a premium stainless gas cook top with an impressive custom cabinetry hood, built-in commercial size refrigerator & freezer, and top quality stainless appliances. The Kitchen also has an oversize sit-at island with seating for up to three. The adjoining Breakfast Area offers a built-in granite surfaced wine bar with refrigerator and is highlighted with large windows and a door that have views of the charming private terrace.
The private, main floor Master Retreat with roughhewn hardwood floor is highlighted by a windowed sitting area offering panoramic views of the pool and backyard. The en suite Master Bathroom is fully outfitted with premium tile floor and custom wall paint. The separate vanities have granite surfaces and decorator plumbing fixtures, large mirrors and additional up-graded lighting fixtures, along with additional linen/storage towers. The large walk-in shower has premium tile-work and fixtures, and the deep tub is positioned under a large shuttered window. The Master closet has built-in, adjustable hanging wardrobe organization and dressers.
The custom, hand-crafted main Staircase leads up to the second floor Landing that connects to the Gameroom, Home Theatre, and the junior bedrooms. A study area with stained hardwood floors, decorator wall paint, and two built-in desks with storage connects the Landing to the Gameroom. The open Gameroom has high-grade neutral carpet and a wall of windows that overlook the pool and backyard below, along with a full granite surface Wet Bar with custom cabinets, microwave, refrigerator, and sink. A windowless, state-of-the-art Home Theatre features premium carpet, stained coordinating paneling and trim, along with built-in storage. The space also features custom wall paint and an eye-catching ceiling element with interior accent lighting. The Gameroom and Home Theatre have direct access to one of the 8 bathrooms in the home. All the Junior Bedrooms have premium carpeting, decorator wall paint, and custom window treatments. Each Bedroom has a large walk-in closet and connects to a full bathroom that feature granite surfaced vanities, up-grade tile and details, along with premium light and plumbing fixtures. The main floor Service Hallway has access to the Utility Room and 4 Car Garage and features a built-in mud bench with storage. The functional Utility Room has built-in work area with storage cabinetry and solid-surface counter tops and a sink.
The resort-like backyard features a custom built, oversize pool with water elements and a raised spa with decorative spillway. The pool and spa are surrounded by stone-walled landscape beds filled with colorful plants and shrubs, along with evergreens and flowering foliage for maximum privacy. The large covered patio with stone fireplace features a decorative stamped deck that extends around the pool and spa. An additional Cedar arbor shelters the Outdoor Kitchen that features a stone cooking station with grill, refrigerator, and bar seating. The gently sloping property is encircled by a painted metal fence and features professionally planned and executed flowerbeds and landscaping, and several mature shade trees are placed throughout the lawn.