Stratford Towers-an exquisite brick English Manor home ($4,979,000) inside Lakeview Park. Constructed in 1925 and designed by renowned North Carolina architect S. Grant Alexander (1875-1953), this grand estate was one of two homes original to Lakeview Park. This home was painstakingly restored by the current owners who have kept many of the original features but also added numerous modern upgrades; masterfully creating the balance of historic architecture with modern living comforts. The solid oak flooring, wainscoting, millwork, and accents are present throughout this 7,000+ square foot home. The formal entry is graced by 20′ ceilings and an original chandelier that is suspended over the grand staircase and surrounding balcony. Connected to the formal entry by oak French doors, the bright front parlor features intricate millwork and a wood burning fireplace. The oak wainscoting and millwork carries over into the large living which features a gold, scalloped ceiling and a wood burning fireplace. The covered patio can be accessed from this room. The large formal dining room is just off the living room and the covered patio can likewise be accessed from here. The thoroughly updated kitchen features Travertine tiled floors, granite countertops and Viking Professional appliances. The breakfast area in the kitchen is adjacent to the butlers pantry. Ascending the grand staircase takes you to the homes 6 bedrooms, the nursery, and the home office. Four of the six bedrooms feature full baths “en suite” and two feature wood burning fireplaces. There is also a secondary staircase leading back down into the kitchen. The 2.89 meticulously landscaped acres of Stratford Towers feature a covered stone patio accessible from the living room and dining room, a meditation garden, a fountain and reflecting pool and a covered gazebo. The neighborhood of Lakeview Park features a private swimming and canoeing lake and is only minutes to Downtown Asheville; known for its eclectic architecture, shopping, dining, and culture.