A Touch of Hollywood

A Contemporary Gem in New Sherwood Forest

By Noah Salt


Every now and then we come across a house that leaves us politely gobsmacked in the best sense of the word. Such is the case at 853 Buttonwood Drive in Winston-Salem’s leafy New Sherwood Forest neighborhood, a stunning contemporary home owned by respected designer Bruce Anderson that we visited two years ago and have never forgotten.

With its cool, curvilinear stucco exterior and glass block windows, this 1981 Edwin Bouldin design, tucked into a glade of splendid hardwoods, recalls the elegance of 1930s Hollywood but is every bit a retreat for these times, a contempo home that offers 3,200 sqaure feet of open concept living space that invites the outdoors in with gorgeous hardwood floors, built-in cabinetry, floor-to-ceiling windows and curving glass walls, skylights and the aforementioned glass blocks. Filtered light flows throughout, imparting the look and feel of a cozy art gallery highlighted by a gourmet kitchen, study/library, greenhouse/sunroom and a spacious master bedroom with an exquisitely remodeled bathroom.

The property is designed — literally and figuratively — for highbrow entertaining, both indoor and out, and includes a massive three-car garage with glass doors and its own catering kitchen opening onto an Asian-inspired patio/courtyard area that stays remarkably cool beneath the trees, even on the hottest summer evenings. Over an elegant arched sky bridge lies the property’s beautiful surprise — a charming two-level Japanese tea house that seems to float among the trees just steps from the master bedroom, perfect for one’s morning meditation or next tea party with your Zen master.

Given the house’s serene lines and full immersion in nature, it’s almost easy to forget that you’re surrounded by a city that never sleeps, a quality that makes this contemporary jewel utterly one-of-a-kind  and something of a steal at $789,000  h

Want to find out more? Contact John-Mark Mitchell at Mitchell Prime Properties, 514 S. Stratford Rd., Suite 200, Winston-Salem, NC, 27103

Phone: 336.722.9911  Website: Gomitch.com

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