There’s no shortage of kid-friendly homes in Highland Park. There’s a reason most lawns are adorned with birthday balloons, Highland Park Scots football banners, or pint-sized bikes. But 4425 Arcady Avenue is a little different—at least when it comes to the interior design. The 1930s home was renovated to fit the specific needs and personality of a single father, his three children, and their puppy.
Outside, the traditional façade gets a touch of clean-lined contemporary. Dark metal accents stand out against the cream brick exterior, and a stone-lined walkway slices through the lush greenery of the front lawn. Once inside, the moody, rich color palette (executed by Tribe Design Group) immediately snags your attention. The home’s patriarch, a commercial real estate exec, clearly has a penchant for high-end finishes and a thoughtful design. The stairway is framed by an abstract mural, while a sitting room offers deep gray walls and a matte metal fireplace. The nearby wet bar features dramatic backlighting, emphasizing its dark paint and midcentury style.
Despite the interior’s polished look, nothing feels too precious. Generously-sized rooms are anchored by family-friendly features, like an L-shaped breakfast nook or a kitchen island with ample room for barstools. With four bedrooms and four full bathrooms, squabbles over personal space can be easily avoided. The huge backyard and outdoor lounge area offer even more ways to spread out or gather together.
So why did the occupants decide to list their home after such careful customization? Shortly after moving his family in, the homeowner met his future wife. They married this spring in Pebble Beach, and their growing family is moving on. Hopefully, the home will continue to be a good luck charm for the next family to call 4425 Arcady home.