Classical Revival Estate – 138 N. Mapleton Drive
Poised gracefully in the middle of a 2.37 acre private oasis, this Classical Revival estate was first conceived by master Russian architect James Dolena, and has recently undergone an extraordinary renovation and expansion by legendary entertainment couple Jean & Casey Kasem. Superb design and harmonious relationship to its site is the hallmark of this family home, a rare combination of luxury and adroit interior design.
Sequestered behind fanciful gates, the approximately 12,000 square foot home, sheathed in limestone, is oriented to encompass privileged, private views onto a verdant landscape featuring an enchanted swimming pavilion, a sunken, north/south tennis court, and lush parterre gardens.
Tall French entrance doors open to the vestibule and oval entry hall which establish the major themes: grand proportions, elegance and easy flow achieved by an inspired architectural plan, and virtuoso use of finishes, fabrics, marbles and woods, all of which add smoothly integrated accents throughout.
The home divides naturally into formal entertainment and casual activity areas with a step-down living room, formal dining room, generous English-style library, and bar room at its core. The western wing incorporates a sumptuous, two-bedroom master suite, three fireplaces, two lavish baths, a hair salon, dressing areas and numerous clothing and storage closets.
An eastern wing contains a stunning butler’s pantry, numerous storage pantries, and a big, friendly family kitchen replete with luxury appliances and amenities. Further down down the interior esplanade are two additional en-suites, privately situated and fully appointed.
The service wing houses various speciality closets, laundry facilities, two garages for four automobiles, and well-designed staff quarters.
Mapleton House was created to nurture and restore the human spirit. It’s expansive wings provide a welcoming environment to reflect and support the love of family, informed taste and a stunning, natural beauty.